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Ristorante Buca Mario

Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 214179
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“florentine steak” (175 reviews)
“tiramisu” (115 reviews)
“t bone” (51 reviews)
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Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I see a few bad reviews, and while some people are hard to please, this may have been our #1 meal during a recent 12 day visit. The service was great, but the food was pretty magnificent. It was truffle season, and we enjoyed them....More

Thank Stan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We told our hotel staff we wanted great pasta. We were not disappointed! Underground and very atmospheric; busy and buzzy with attentive service. It’s famed apparently for it T Bone steak - with every other table seemingly eating it. I would heartily recommend this restaurant...More

Thank Hattiehooha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you care at all about the quality of food you eat, I wouldn't go to this restaurant. Im happy for the owners and staff who make so much money charging overpriced dog food to tourists, who disrespect authentic culture anyway.

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and beautiful atmosphere in the heart of florence. Pasta was very fresh and food was delicious. Service was friendly as well

Thank maria97620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in Florence, After I long visit atThe Mall We were looking for nice restaurant before going back to the hotel. We decided for one close to Church of Santa Maria Novella We never imagined what it was coming, we saw a...More

Thank Felipe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blown away with another myth of Florentine steak. We asked a couple of local people where we can find the real one and were pointed to this place. Place itself is good. Hard to argue. Especially our server remark about no cell reception:...More

1  Thank Vlad G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice, cosy, and pleasant place with very good. But you have to have a little bit of luck, as not all of the waiters are qualified equally well. We were there two times. Once we were seated in the first room...More

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just took my wife here for her 60th birthday. We had a great meal and a great time. We are from the U.S. and the waiters were incredibly friendly and helpful. The lamb chops and the fillet (with balsamic) were excellent. As were the desserts....More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read reviews where people say this restaurant is touristy. Sure there are tourists...its GREAT and recommended by hotel concierges. There were plenty of tourists when we were there but lots of local folks as well. This was our best experience in Florence. The Steak...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The hospitality is the first thing that you love!!!Amazing food!!!! The best tiramisu I have ever tried!!!

Thank Elena T
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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Neil L
12 September 2017|
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Response from tuckyins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. They do. Cheers.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Sangria129 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter found them to be closed in early December. Maybe tourist season is not busy enough at that time. I think they open back up before Christmas. You should be fine in August. Also try Il Porscupino Restaurant.
18 January 2017|
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Response from lgvl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would book as it's so popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 57 - US$ 86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 214179
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