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Lob's Fish

Via Faenza, 75/77, 50123 Florence, Italy
(+39) 55 21 2478
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Ranked #424 of 1,956 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $69
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian, Chowder
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Frankfurt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant as it had featured predominantly in a UK newspapers travel magazine. The restaurant has clearly outlived it's original hype. It's now tired, with questionable state of decor and toilets and the quality of the fish and seafood being served here and what is being charged for it is beyond poor. Whilst the waiters do make... More

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South Wales
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lovely clean interior, and attentive friendly waiting staff. We were on our last day and hadn't noticed it before. Although it was almost empty inside, we decided to have our last meal here before going home. Both of us opting for the fried squid and octopus with vegetables. We also ordered a side salad and fries (first time to do... More

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

All the fish tasted fresh and was well prepared. The dishes are somewhat formulaic, you won't be surprised by their ingenuity. Where this restaurant really excelled though was the service. The wine recommendation was spot on and the complimentary extras were really appreciated. There was live jazz being played on the night we visited. This made for a very romantic... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

While I have been told informally that fish is not the best in Florence, the fish here -- which by the way they sen to have renamed their restaurant "The Fish Restaurant" is very very good. I had the grilled fish selection of the day, which was a little salmon, octopus, cuttlefish, branzino, and a few other choices. My dining... More

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New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our hotel concierge recommended this place as it was 2 minutes away from our hotel. At first we were a little skeptical, as we were the only people in the restaurant around 8:30 pm. We ordered grill fish and lobster as well as pasta for an appetizer. Everything was surprisingly good and service was pretty good too. Very reasonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We ordered pastas with crab and lobster. Nothing special, simple spagetti and seafoods. Waiter was very nice,we took away our meals.

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Florence, Italy
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Typically in Florence the best fish places only serve fish when you see other products on the menu usually the fish is not going to be good. This is the case with this restaurant they have no idea how to serve or sell shell fish.

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Cross River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The presentation, service, ambiance and menu were perfect for a recent lunch in this quiet fish restaurant filled with locals. You cannot go wrong with any fish item on the menu; the starters and pasta were equally wonderful. Best of all was the fun Maine-inspired decor and the warm reception by the wait staff. You can actually have a quiet... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The lobster is over cooked. The most terrible is that I was served with wrong tools which is not possible to open the lobster. At first I didn't know it was wrong until I saw the others used the proper tools. It was so embarassed to open lobster with wrong tools in public. What anger me most is the tools... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I just got back from dinner at Lob's. We are "fishetarians" so am always eating fish and seafood. I had the best grilled sea bass - superb. My husband had salmon. Everything was very fresh, service excellent. We definitely would go back. Prices reasonable. A winner!

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