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Buca Mario

#193 of 2,036 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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P.zza Ottaviani, 16r, Florence, Italy
055 214179
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7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 153
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  • 68
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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great steak, excellent service

This is a charming place loaded with local character. Tables are well spaced and the service attentive and helpful. Our waiter, Gianni, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. He ansered all our questions and made good suggestions. We had an excellent salad and then the steak for 2. While the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
shellyf
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Brooklyn, NY
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Brooklyn, NY
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205 reviews 205 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a charming place loaded with local character. Tables are well spaced and the service attentive and helpful. Our waiter, Gianni, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. He ansered all our questions and made good suggestions. We had an excellent salad and then the steak for 2. While the steak was intensely flavored, Americans must remember that European... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Very good service. Very good food. Good wines. Make sure to make reservation. We had three dinners there. Everything was very good. Sea bass was excellent. Fillet was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as it was quite close, and perhaps they know the owner. It is a real institution, catering to tourists. Most of the waiters seemed very friendly and helpful, but ours, who was younger, was not. He never came back to check on us to see if we needed anything. I was surprised by how expensive... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

bu sure to make a reservation, the staff were in love with their job food and the way it cooked and served so professional tiramisu best and olive is so delicious thank you definitely I want to visit again also they celebrate birthdays in a very cute way how great u are thank you

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Tuscany, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is just a great restaurant for a great dinner and dessert.watirs are very kind and fast in working but the the one I recumend is Mr Alen he serves you evrything you want as fast as he can , as good as he can and as kindly as he can. This restaurant is the best that is all I... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place was great. The waiter was very helpful and friendly (and his english was manageable) and really elevated the whole experience for us. Everything was delicious - and especially the ribolitta. And watch for the dessert cart! As always in Florence tipping is optional but this meal and the server were well deserving.

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Silverstone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great night out at what I would class as a traditional Italian restaurant - bustling, fun waiters and great food & wine.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

THE place in the city to order a Tuscan steak. The meat is of such high quality that all they need do is grill to rare. It melts in your mouth. Also get with a bottle of Campogiovanni Brunello Di Montalcino.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who visits frequently. She said it is her favorite in Florence and I have to agree, it was fantastic! The night we went it was bustling because of Men's Fashion Week and it was a tight squeeze inside. We still received great, attentive service. I ordered the Taglierini with truffles and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A restaurent slightly hidden off the main tourist areas. The seating area is situated in the basement with low ceilings and no windows, so if you're tall or claustrophobic probably give it a miss. The prices are a bit on the high side. The service was punctual and attentive. The food was good but compared to other restaurants in Florance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.zza Ottaviani, 16r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 214179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 86
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?