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Perseus

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San Marco
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Viale Don Minzoni, 10, 50014, Florence, Italy
055588226
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meat as it should be

I do very much recommend to try their bistecca alla fiorentina (porterhouse) - you will have serious difficulties to find a better one in town. I tried many places, and then came back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here at 8pm on a Friday night, in a group of 4 at the recommendation of some local Florentines who's house we had rented. It's out of the historic centre, away from the touristy parts of the city, and benefits from that. You definitely get a sense of what Tuscan dining out really is; Simple dishes, cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do very much recommend to try their bistecca alla fiorentina (porterhouse) - you will have serious difficulties to find a better one in town. I tried many places, and then came back.

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Thank Thomas F
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

American in town for the day, our guide took us here. Wonderful local place, the food was amazing! Wait staff was splendid. Would absolutely go here again. (You must check out the downstairs bathrooms.)

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Canberra
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215 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a recent visit to Florence, my wife and I went twice to Perseus for dinner (3 +10 December 2015). This is a large establishment, best described as 'rustic' with a capital R. The various decorations and artefacts adorning the walls and every available nook and cranny are interesting, often amusing and sometimes not to everyone’s taste (example: photos in... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next time in Italy - will go to Florence just to have dinner there! Great service, great food, desert, house vino. Whole restaurant is nicely decorated and has a special feel. This is great place locals eat at!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner within a group there. The food was basic. The wine was bad. The friendliness of the waiters was "pffff". I can recommend NOT to join this place. And please hire more people. The poor employees had to run like crazy. It is a pitty to waste the ingredients to produce those meals.

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Thank Carlotta h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting experience... This place is unique for sure. We read some reviews before going which lambasted the service and the food and I can see what they meant. The service was abrupt and direct- however, that's part of the charm. The food is 'rustic' and the specialty is huge steaks, served Bleu- and, you can't ask for longer cooking... More 

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Thank Marty K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The steak Fiorentina is simply amazing and the roasted potatoes are a perfect combination for it. The ambience of the restaurant is very traditional italian and compeltes the experience of this traditional dish.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Returned to this fantastic restaurant after years, tradition remained as before, the quality and the service better than ever.on the table waiting for you a local red wine, a large bowl with chopped vegetables to eat " a pinzimonio ". we split several appetizers between : Crostini Toscani ,Crostini with Lardo, Pappa al pomodoro and onion soup- all very good.... More 

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We flew from the UK. My girlfriend surprised me for my birthday by flying us out to Florenze for a long weekend where we were met by friends. The reputation of this place that she had been to before was fantastic. Food out of this world. Try the steak. Very busy so book and get there early to avoid the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Don Minzoni, 10, 50014, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: 055588226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 149
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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