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Buca Mario

#188 of 2,016 Restaurants in Florence
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 785
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    Very good
  • 147
    Average
  • 64
    Poor
  • 43
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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
Most recent review
A cave like restaurant

The service was outstanding. The waiters recommendations on food was superb. They did a mistake by getting my wife's stake as well done instead of medium but they were ready to change it after we told them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The service was outstanding. The waiters recommendations on food was superb. They did a mistake by getting my wife's stake as well done instead of medium but they were ready to change it after we told them.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We reserved a table for 4 and were from the beginning greeted with friendly service. We all ordered Bistecca alla Fiorentina (t-bone steak), which is quite big (400-500g per person, at 38 euro per person as well). It comes medium rare by default, but they weren’t offended when one of us asked for it to be more cooked. The steak... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant! Atmosphere and service and food. We had one of the best experiences of our trip and we tell everyone who is traveling to Florence not to miss Buca Mario!

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Amazing food, great service, not cheap but worth every penny, make sure you book in advance. Service not rushed so you could truly enjoy the food, I have never had a t bone steak so big or so enjoyable.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the ambiance, to the wine selection service and of course the food you can't go wrong with an evening at Buca Mario. It's best to make a reservation as the restaurant is popular and will fill up quickly. Its a larger restaurant, but comprised of a bunch of smaller more intimate rooms. Service is a team approach and spot... More 

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Ewhurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simply superb. Great waiters, fantastic wines and wine knowledge, food was both plentiful and lovely. I wish I could find somewhere as good in this country as I would move next door. Do book whatever you do!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not only was the atmosphere wonderful and the food delicious and authentic , but our waiter Nando must have been the friendliest most accommodating person in Italy! Reservations are a MUST. It opened at 7 and we got there at 7 sharp and there was already a line.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I were referred to Buca Mario and it was truly a highlight of an amazing trip to Florence. It was a romantic setting, and the entire staff was very friendly to American travelers. Fabio, our waiter, was incredible in recommending a wine that perfectly fit what we were looking for. The food was exquisite - the lasagna... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ate here twice- food is amazing, wine list is extensive. Staff are so welcoming, they make you feel part of the family! Florentine steak was mouth wateringly good!!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner in Buca Mario this evening and it was an absolute highlight. We were received with personal attention and seated at a clean small table. When ordering the food, having some difficulty to make up our minds, the waiter offered to make a mix of both pastas we eyed. Both were superb. The red meat thereafter was of... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?