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La Spada

#155 of 2,081 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 30
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  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality true Italian restaurant

We happened upon this restaurant by chance and it was an excellent find. There was a warm welcome and a lovely atmosphere with predominantly Italian diners throughout. The owner is extremely friendly and happy to talk through the menu and the specials for the day. I tried the crayfish fusilli and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
186349Sjw21
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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78 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this little restaurant on our first day and ended up going back there each night afterwards! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were fabulous! The staff ended up knowing us and would joke with us about our clumsy attempts at ordering in Italian. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone in Florence!

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Thank Sharon D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. The food was excellent. The staff were really friendly and helpful. A great find would highly recommend.

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Thank Katie N
Northampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this restaurant by chance and it was an excellent find. There was a warm welcome and a lovely atmosphere with predominantly Italian diners throughout. The owner is extremely friendly and happy to talk through the menu and the specials for the day. I tried the crayfish fusilli and my partner had the steak, it was all beautifully... More 

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Thank 186349Sjw21
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant 3 times now. It is impressive. The food is absolutely delicious. They serve the traditional Florentine Steak and Florentine Crostini too! Love it! I ate here with friends who had been to the restaurant about 20 years ago when it was a small shop. It now takes up 3 store spaces and is always... More 

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Thank BCfromBNE
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant while we were strolling the streets of Florence. It was a Sunday night and the doors had only just opened, so we were lucky enough to get a seat as the restaurant quickly filled up. It was a shared table with another couple, but it's a fairly long table so you're far... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Flemington, New Jersey
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by a local, and we loved it. I had barbecued chicken and it had the best crisp skin I have ever had. (I have been thinking about it since I got home!). My husband had barbecued pork, also excellent. He also had risotto, which he loved, and I ate every single potato on his... More 

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Thank LauraThreeBridges
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had been to La Spada a few years ago and had a wonderful experience this time not so much. Restaurant has gotten much larger but the service could not keep up with the demand. Food is fine but nothing to write home about better food to be had at many places in Florence. Our waiter who was never to be... More 

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Thank Gerry N
Sorrento, Italy
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A very friendly welcome as soon as you walk in. Great menu to suit all tastes. Had a fabulous evening meal with steaks cooked to perfection, accompanied by excellent wine. Had to go back on our last day in Florence for the pici pasta and pecorino which was heaven on a plate!

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Thank wilkalukwedding
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I went there with colleagues, and did not expect great food, however we all enjoyed ! Big portion so I suggest you to share the Antipasti and Primi then you will have enough stomach to enjoy great grill !

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Thank Junko_Japan
NL
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Restaurant La Spada serves you an excellent Bistecca Fiorentina, but best is to order 1 fortwo persons, instead of taking the menu and have two of 400/500 grammes. The Fiorentina should be a Kilo or more. otherwise you won't get the right quality! They realy grill them in the open fire, and you can watch the chef. We had tosted... 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>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218757

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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