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Lob's Fish

#293 of 2,043 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
San Lorenzo
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Via Faenza, 75/77, 50123 Florence, Italy
(+39) 55 21 2478
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Tired of Bistecca Fiorentino? Then this is the place

When we tired of the Bistecca-oriented fare in Firenze, we found The fish restaurant Lobs on Trip Advisor. Making a table reservation was easy using The Fork service. We were greater warmly with the complimentary glass of Prosecco. We split a first course of risotto al mare; split a segundo of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

When we tired of the Bistecca-oriented fare in Firenze, we found The fish restaurant Lobs on Trip Advisor. Making a table reservation was easy using The Fork service. We were greater warmly with the complimentary glass of Prosecco. We split a first course of risotto al mare; split a segundo of frittura calamari, gamberi, and verdure (we had intended to... More 

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

As a meat eater I was a little sceptical about this visit but once there I was so glad we went, we even returned the next night! The welcome from the staff was lovely and not overly obsequious, as it often is in tourist restaurants. From the start it was obvious that this was a quality place and that went... More 

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North Yorks
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This restaurant has a very unassuming frontage but once inside it has a bit of a seaside theme. We were greeted with glasses of Prosecco on the house which tempted us to order more! We started by sharing a tomato and prawn bruschetta which was a good size, even to share. My husband ordered sea bass which was a whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Been there for dinner a few nights ago. Although we arrived late, the staff were very, very accommodating. They offered us free drinks, and were very helpful with the dining suggestions. The warm seafood salad was a real treat, and the risotto was unbelievable. Real fresh seafood in spite of the late hour.

Lansing MI
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We dined here our first night in Florence, outside on the quiet street we were staying on. I had a seafood risotto that I loved! It was jammed full of squid, clams, mussels, fish and prawns. Excellent. I can't remember what my dining companion had. It wasn't as good as what I had.. although she is not a fan of... More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We came across this restaurant by chance wandering down the side streets of Florence. Celebrating our 10th wedding anniversay and our hotel unable to fit us in, we decided to venture in. The staff were very welcoming and the selection of fish and seafood was excellent. After a lovely starter we went for the lobster, fish and shellfish platter for... More 

Hong Kong
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We found this restaurant on our own after doing some research on our own. We've had a lot of pasta and meat and were looking for a seafood restaurant. We ordered seafood risotto, grilled fish platter and mussels. We actually like the seafood risotto most - best risotto that we've had in Italy and elsewhere. Price is reasonable and service... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This place was amazing, fresh wonderful fish dishes, very quiet which meant we could enjoy our meal without being rushed, great food, staff very good and restaurant was beautiful

New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family enjoyed a wonderful meal at Lob's on July 23, 2015. We all loved it! GREAT service, wonderful seafood, and wonderful atmosphere. Our two teenage boys loved the salmon, seafood and pasta in foil, and seafood sampler. I had the grilled octopus which was fantastic and my 12 yr. old son wouldn't even put ketchup on his french fries... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Decided to visit Lob restaurant after a recommendation in the Lonely Planet and thankfully we weren't disappointed. We sat inside in the welcome air conditioning and were made to feel incredibly welcome. The menu offers a good choice despite specialising in fish. We had a shared sea food platter starter which was simple and tasty followed by salmon and grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Faenza, 75/77, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: (+39) 55 21 2478

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 69
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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