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Osteria De'Benci

Via de' Benci 11/13/r, Florence, Italy
055-2344923
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Ranked #837 of 1,947 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: European, Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Vancouver, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This lovely osteria is what one imagines it would be like dining in Florence. It served more locals than tourists. My friends and I dined here on two separate occasions and were never disappointed with the food. Considering that one of us was a big meat eater, another gluten-intolerant, and, myself, a vegetarian, we do not always come to agreement... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was average compared to some of the other restaurants listed on Trip Advisor in Florence. The food lacked something to make it good. The service was bad as they made us feel unwelcome.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Following from a reccomendation in the Australian Gourmet Traveller I ate at Osteria De'benci whilst in Florence. The review was spot on any my family and I really enjoyed our meal. There's a great atmosphere here (thanks largely to the awesome staff) and the food was spot on. Our bistecca alla fiorentina was cooked to perfection and our contorni were... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stumbled on this perfect little family Italian osteria by accident and so happy we did! Food is rustic, simple Italian cuisine but cooked to perfection. The flavors were so similar to what my nonni used to make...authentic Tuscan cuisine and cooked with love. you can sit outsde or inside - both intimate and relaxing. not fussy - just simple and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is about five or six spots in that area of the street. The place across the street is a tourist trap and all the others looked expensive for what was served. So we waited for a spot to open up and were glad we did. The pasta was fantastic and service/atmosphere were great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Ate here during our few days in Florence. The usual choices, able to eat outside. Service was so so. Would eat here again if hungry and in the neighborhood, but nothing to recommend it or remember it by. If you are looking for good food go to Sostanza instead.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our compliments to the chef for the best steak with Balsamic sauce and the succulently soft tripe. The friendly service completed our fine dinner.

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Canberra, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Five of us had lunch here after wandering around from the Uffici. My tuna carpaccio came very plain with some thinly cut slices of fresh tuna (so far good) on some fairly tired rocket, complete with some yellowing leaves (definitely not good). I had the impression of a kitchen that didn't seem to care much. The toilet is in a... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Excellent food. Went twice for lunch. Frequented by locals, so you know the cuisine is genuine, and the prices are fair. The only downside was the bathroom - creepy and smelly.

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Reykjavík
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

average food not bad but not splendid. had a meat pasta and a steak. prices fare. had outdoor seating.

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