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La Buchetta Cafe

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Via De' Benci 3/3a, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 217833
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Visit the first Brunelleschi Palazzo, in the hearth of Florence, and...
Visit the first Brunelleschi Palazzo, in the hearth of Florence, and experience a Gourmet's lounge with a flavour of contemporary art. Open from 8,00 a.M. To 2.00 Am next morning. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, aperitive and wine tasting.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Florentine Steak!

This was a great experience- the server came over and explained the menu to us, he was friendly and had a light fun vibe. We went with the bistecca and they brought us out the huge raw steak that would be cooked for us. Then they lightly cooked it and brought it out and cut it at the table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jessjoy06
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San Rafael, California
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  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience- the server came over and explained the menu to us, he was friendly and had a light fun vibe. We went with the bistecca and they brought us out the huge raw steak that would be cooked for us. Then they lightly cooked it and brought it out and cut it at the table. Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the best steak I have ever eaten. Great customer service, very friendly and relaxed environment. Couldn't recommend highly enough after visiting several times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tried their risotto, carbonara, tortiglioni, and ravioli. All wonderfully prepared. Their menu is in Italian only; but they were more than happy to explain everything to us. Possibly the tastiest meal we've had in the city. 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A little concerned at first after making a reservation a number of weeks ago for 9 pm we arrived on time and were taken through the busy restaurant to a another room where there was no one else and no atmosphere - however it did start filling up thereafter - the service and food were excellent and the wine that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

disappointed because I had high expectations of the place. we had the ravioli and beef carpaccio. the carpaccio was fresh but barely any flavours except for the rockett and accompanying cheese. ravioli was fancifully presented but mediocre and the sauce was simple. the server was friendly but couldn't speak English. another waited on us because he could speak English but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

La buchetta cafe is THE REAL Italian gourmet experience! Every time we are in Florence we go there and every time we go we like it even more... This time we started out with an appetizer which consisted of prosciutto and stracciatela (really amazing mozzarella) and it was absolutely delicious. The prosciutto they served us was one of the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I went to La Buchetta Cafe for dinner on our last night in Florence. We didn't have a reservation, but figured we could walk in and get a table. The host, who may be the owner, said he had one table left tonight and seated us. During our time there the restaurant was maybe 30% full. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Definately not a tourist trap! Excellent authentic italian. Fresh pastas and wonderful meat dishes. Small place so there shouldn't be many large groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We traveled in Italy to Venice, Florence and Rome and this stop, which we found by accident, was the greatest night of our trip. The two brothers that were running the restaurant that night (owner was away) were unbelievably welcoming. My fiancé and I split the Bifteak de Florentine which is a Tuscan style T-bone steak. It is 3 inches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The most delicious steak we've ever had! The pasta was also great! My husband had the filet but is still dreaming of the T-bone steak we saw another couple order after us. The young server was a sweetheart. Would have given them a 5 star but were charged for two orders of bread which we didn't appreciate. They place a... More 

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Additional Information about La Buchetta Cafe

Address: Via De' Benci 3/3a, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 217833
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via De' Benci 3/3a, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 217833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Visit the first Brunelleschi Palazzo, in the hearth of Florence, and experience a Gourmet's lounge with a flavour of contemporary art. Open from 8,00 a.M. To 2.00 Am next morning. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, aperitive and wine tasting.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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