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Buca di San Francesco

) #109 of 398 Restaurants in Arezzo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Via San Francesco 1, 52100, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 23271
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribollita” (5 reviews)
“polenta” (4 reviews)
“tuscan soup” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via San Francesco 1, 52100, Arezzo, Italy
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Reviews (333)
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant before, and it is always nice to sit down in this very special rooms. Mario and his family make you feel comfortable, the rooms are unique and unchanged, the food also based on the same tradition. We had a very...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a restaurant the reeks of history — good and bad. The good, a warm and giving host, extras like a taste of pappa al pomodoro and free sweets and vin santo. The less good, the place has a dank, slightly moldly smell —...More

Thank SFVFoodie
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had lunch here after a hectic morning at the antique market. We stumbled across this place and it looked warm and inviting. We were very warmly welcomed by the staff. The restaurant was packed with the lunch crowd, both local and out of towers...More

Thank bbinder
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We almost missed closing time due to difficulty finding parking. I'm so glad we made it. A beautiful and friendly waitress helped us with the Italian menu and encouraged my gluten free wife and I towards choosing local cuisine. The food was great and the...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 November 2016

When you find yourself in Arezzo, try and find your way to this quaint restaurant right beside the church of San Francesco. You will be led to your seat in this cellar-like environment by the most charming man you will ever meet - Mario. My...More

Thank AyiManila
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Our party of four received perfect attention and exemplary Tuscan food after visiting the San Francesco. I strongly recommend the degustation menu. For €15 I was served a bean and tomato appetizer, a ragu on tagliatelle, a roasted pork dish, a fruit tart and Vino...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stumbled upon this place on a day trip to Arezzo. Our meal was truly excellent and an example of 'Tuscany on a plate'. My wife and I each had different set menus which were given to us in half portions so that we effectively...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I can't fathom why some reviewers have rated this place poorly. We just had dinner there and it was a warm, welcoming, environment and delicious food. I loved it so much I took a picture with the two men who served us--I assume they are...More

1  Thank Davunder
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I understand the reviews of Buca are very uneven. However, this meal was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The owner and waiters could not have been more helpful or accommodating. The food was delicious and was definitely typical of the area. For...More

1  Thank iconlady
Reviewed 24 April 2016

A friend who used to live in Arezzo recommended Buca di San Francesco as “the place” to have a great Tuscan dinner, and boy was she right. Mario treated us like family, and described in great detail each of the varieties of local foods he...More

Thank Ken-Arvada
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Emilio C
Sono ammessi i cani?
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Response from Mariarosa C | Reviewed this property |
Non lo so comunque ti conviene chiedere al titolare che è una persona veramente squisita
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Francesco 1, 52100, Arezzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Arezzo
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 23271
  • E-mail