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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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“t bone” (54 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

There is nothing to compare to their T-Bone steak. The taste, the texture, the size (over two inches thick) combine to provide a memorable food experience. Although they have many wonderful dishes which I could tell by the smiles on the patrons faces, the steak...More

1  Thank michael p
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Our hotel suggested Buca Mario and made reservations for us - we're so glad they did. It was delicious and the service was impeccable. Florentine steak - awesome! The hostess even gave me a logo'd apron as we were leaving. The only negative was the...More

Thank KC N
Reviewed 8 June 2015

First, you need to book your table early. Then, when you arrive say at 7o/c, you might find yourself in a queue. Be patient, the restaurant will get you in, feed you and you won't be disappointed! This is a busy place, the staff, without...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

The food is very good but you definitely need to make a reservation before you come. I would suggest to go plaza Michelangelo enjoying the sunset and come to the restaurant. Quality of the food is fantastic but the service definitely has some room to...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The food and service here was spectacular, although not inexpensive, fairly priced. At least someone willing to share in your party should order the Florentine steak here. But everything we had here was great. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Although the restaurant was very...More

Thank braindeadmac
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Buca Mario is the best place I've eaten on my 21 day trip to Italy. All of the waiters are very nice, one especially, Nando, was very sweet. I typically don't like cappuccinos, but I ordered one out of whim, and it was delicious! The...More

1  Thank Maddy M
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We had the pleasure of spending New Year's Eve Dinner at Buca Mario. Not only was the food great, best steak in Florence but the service was first class. I was expecting to be rushed out due to the date but nothing could be further...More

1  Thank John2064
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Set in ab ancient basement Buca Mario is a restaurant one should not miss while visiting Florence. Great local atmosphere , amazing choice of Italian food. It was difficult to chose what to order and everything ordered was delicious ! Do not miss the Supa...More

Thank Anatheifetz
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We dined at Buca Mario last month and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server Nando was not only efficient but had a great sense of style and humor. I loved my steak - a perfect medium rare - but also enjoyed my husband's fettuccine with artichoke...More

1  Thank kimat29forever
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Get the steak. Unbelievable. This is really good food. Everything we had was good and the desserts were terrific. Go.

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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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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.
9 September 2016|
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Response from PIERRE M | Reviewed this property |
It should be possible My advice is to call the restaurant, since they respond slowly to emails
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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