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Osteria De'Benci

Via de' Benci 11/13/r, Florence, Italy
055-2344923
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Ranked #809 of 1,966 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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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been eating in this restaurant many times. The first time was 20 years ago. Here you can find a friendly and fun atmosphere. The manù is tuscan cuisine with some additions from other italian regions like Macceroncetti alla Gricia (one of my favourite!). In my opinion you must try: Large plate of cold meats, chicken liver crostini, bacon,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Very warm welcome from the owner and delicious food all round. We had the amazing pasta cooked in red wine and garlic and also the Florentine steak which was probably some of the very best I have tasted, and I have eaten a lot of steak. It's what you... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

When visiting, we happened to visit the Osteria De'Benci on our first night in Florence. After being cordially greeted at the door, we enjoyed a spectacular meal and the best table wine of all of the restaurants we tried. Not to say the wine was five star by any means, but it was drinkable and fairly tasty. Still, the meat... More

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Manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited here on the first night of out trip and it really set the bar high for the rest of the holiday. We had antipasti of meats which was lovely but not needed as we ordered the florentine steak. We had one to share and it was huge! It was cooked beautifully (very rare) nicely seasoned. Perfection. We had... More

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Homestead, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was truly impressed and amazing by the food in this restaurant!! I would say it was the best meal we had in Florence!... Try the "Drunken Spaghetti"!

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Shanghai, China
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This a true tuscan place in Florence where you can enjoy great food in a nice environment with a fair price. You can taste several dishes not always easy to find in other places.

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Vancouver, Washington
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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