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Osteria De'Benci

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Via de' Benci 11/13/r, Florence, Italy
055-2344923
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A perfect 1st meal

We couldn't find the places we had chosen via trip adviser so opted for this based on the menu and clientele . Certainly NOT A tourist trap , two tables had locals who waved occasionally to the odd passer by, always a good sign. Soft salami with fennel with artichokes as a starter for me was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
borotmt
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Helmsley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Helmsley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We couldn't find the places we had chosen via trip adviser so opted for this based on the menu and clientele . Certainly NOT A tourist trap , two tables had locals who waved occasionally to the odd passer by, always a good sign. Soft salami with fennel with artichokes as a starter for me was lovely, the bruschetta my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

While the reviews for the Drunken Spaghetti were mixed, my man really wanted to try this dish, so off we went there on our last night in Florence. It was drizzling, cold and I had a migraine, which may have impacted on my experience that night. We found it easily enough, thanks to our trusty map. It is a small... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is a typical local restaurant, don't expect the best service , you might even be forgotten, but you could have the best drunken spaghetti in Italy there , it's the specialty of the place where the spaghetti is boiled in red wine instead of water. The tagliata of manzo, meet pieces is delicious and so tender too, definitely... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This gorgeous city, of course, has a hundred osteria and trattoria some middling and some outstanding (a few truly lousey), but da Benci has been one we (my family of young teens, my wife and I) have returned to now in four trips over six years. A tiny spot where the owners could not be more warm -- they speak... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing meal here our first night in Florence. Bruschetta with melted cheese was amazing. Steak was excellent and pasta was PERFECT!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Being a Trip reviewer I always have a look at their reviews when I am going somewhere. I do not take all reviews seriously because we all have our own tastes but I do find them a helpful guideline. OMG not this time..this must be one of the worst italian restaurants I have ever been to, and I have been... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came here at the recommendation of a couple of guide books and both the pastas and meat dishes were well-excited and flavorful. Service is prompt but appears disinterested. One of the annoyances is the auto inclusion of the 10% service charge which is clearly targeted at tourists. The objection to this practice is that you are forced to reward... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I have our favourite restuarants in Florence which we keep going back to. We decided to try Osteria de Benci on this visit on a recommendation from our accommodation. It is in the Santa Croce neighbourhood which is our favourite spot in the city. Osteria de Benci, what a find!! We had the artichoke salad then the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Food was good, however we were met by the most belligerent and rude waitor who dismissed our concerns about one of the meals. Utterly rude and unprofessional. Do not recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Went here twice during 3 week stay. I am a very good cook and my son loves my spaghetti carbonara- once he tasted it at Osteria De' Benci- he said theirs was so much better. I had the strawberry risotto which was fantastic!! Came back with bigger family group and every pasta we tried was great!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via de' Benci 11/13/r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055-2344923

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?