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La Spada

#378 of 2,020 Restaurants in Florence
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Via della Spada 62 | A Due Passi Da P. Zza S. Maria Novella, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 218757
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Locale nuovo e accogliente , si sviluppa in piu sale di varie grandezze...
Locale nuovo e accogliente , si sviluppa in piu sale di varie grandezze indicato per cene di lavoro,tra amici e familiari.Menu rapidi per pausa pranzo.Nella nostra rosticceria si puo trovare un'ampia scelta primi piatti da asporto e carni preparati allo spiedo.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 239
    Excellent
  • 213
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Bistecca, poor otherwise

Were recommended La Spada for a good Bistecca. Service was cold and unfriendly, the atmosphere not particularly nice. The steak itself was very nice, a little pricey but very tasty. Not sure I'd rush back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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564 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Were recommended La Spada for a good Bistecca. Service was cold and unfriendly, the atmosphere not particularly nice. The steak itself was very nice, a little pricey but very tasty. Not sure I'd rush back.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Local restaurants were full so ended up in here. Full with locals and tourists. More of a simple grill. Meat with potatoes. Food was simple but tasty. Price was fair.

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Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My friends and I were tired (having just arrived in Florence) and looking for somewhere to eat and came across La Spada. Very close to Santa Maria Novella. The staff made us very welcome and we enjoyed an excellent meal - I for one ate far too much as the food was super. So good that we went back the... More 

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dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant had a modest exterior but on entering, we saw a charcoal grill/spit, which was promising and were led past the preparation area to a spacious seating area. Three of us had the final chickens to be spit roasted that night and I had roast beef. All were very tasty and no complaints. For dessert, i had zuccotto and... More 

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice restaurant close to Santa Maria Novella,5 minutes from the train station. the food was good in the florentine tradition with all the caracteristic dishes: ribollita,pappa al pomodoro ,crostini toscani and a great selection of pasta.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

La Spada was by far one of the best meals my family and I had in Italy. The food was absolutely incredible and service 5 star. The highlight was definitely their version of Cacio e Pepe, Wild Boar Pappardelle & of course, the Florentine Steak. Having been in Italy for 2 weeks at this point and tasted over 10 kinds... More 

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Castel San Niccolo, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

You need to be lucky to order what has been already sold during the day so you will have fresh food, otherwise you will have a morning baked and unsold potatoes. veal that hasn't been bought by the locals ........ having the money to expand over the block does not mean that your food is superb as your prices meant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend and he asked for a pasta and I ordered a risotto. The service was terrible and it took several minutes until we ordered out plates. Our dishes came quickly, but the quality of them were disappointing. My risotto did not have any taste and neither was with the proper rice for risottos!... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have just had dinner here after being recommended by our hotel and we really enjoyed it. All meals were great, the waiter was so accommodating and we will probably go back again tomorrow! They also brought us sweet wine and biscuits on the house after our meal. Highly recommended.

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Castiglione del Lago, Italy
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185 reviews 185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We are an American couple who live in Umbria. We went here with friend who live in Florence. We found the restaurant to be charming and full of Italians. A good sign. Italians do not tolerate bad food! We had several dishes and they were all quite good. The wild boar was excellent and the pastas were prepared just right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via della Spada 62 | A Due Passi Da P. Zza S. Maria Novella, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Locale nuovo e accogliente , si sviluppa in piu sale di varie grandezze indicato per cene di lavoro,tra amici e familiari.Menu rapidi per pausa pranzo.Nella nostra rosticceria si puo trovare un'ampia scelta primi piatti da asporto e carni preparati allo spiedo.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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