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Via de' Benci 11/13/r, Florence, Italy
055-2344923
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Ranked #836 of 1,997 Restaurants in Florence
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Washington, DC and New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 via mobile

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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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here for 7 years and have never been disappointed. The food has always been consistently very good, with our favorites being the pasta carbonara, the bisteca, and, of course, the famous "drunken spaghetti". As to the service, maybe because we are regulars, we find it excellent, but the first times we did go, we felt the... More 

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Athens
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65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I really liked the food here. Likely the best spaghetti carbanara I've had. However, the service was horrible. Slow service is good... forgetful and rude is not. How about they spend less time watching girls on the street, and more time doing their jobs. That would be helpful. They forgot my order twice. And brought out the wrong item. When... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria De'Benci

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

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