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Buca Mario

#156 of 2,000 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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

This was actually my second time here. (The first time was in 2008.) Just like the last time, I had a nice steak dinner. The only downside was that it was so large I couldn't eat dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
kumatta
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Tokyo
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had one meal at the recommendation of our hotel. Overall felt it was expensive, the waiters were somewhat condescending and sniffy about our choice of wine (the cheapest was 25 euros) and they tried to guide us to one twice the price. When you can buy one in the shops for 6-7 euros I feel that the mark up was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was actually my second time here. (The first time was in 2008.) Just like the last time, I had a nice steak dinner. The only downside was that it was so large I couldn't eat dessert!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Came here on a recommendation for a place near the main train station. I think we were lucky to get a table as a walk in - it was very full! We only got pasta mains, which were reasonably priced (€12- €18 for the ones we had), which were generous and delicious. It would have been much more expensive if... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Buca Mario was fabulous! Delicious meal with a friendly, welcoming, and attentive staff. Excellent service!! We had a group of 7 and made reservations by e-mail a week or more in advance. ( I highly recommend a reservation in advance. Although the restaurant is huge, it was extremely full and busy.) We were taken to our own private dining room... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great steak dinner, wonderful service worth the extra money for a great family dinner while in Florence. They treat tourists exceptional well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be in Firenze last month for her 50th birthday .Coincidentally both my daughter and a business colleague had recommended Buca Mario so we thought they both can't be wrong surely.Well I must say that this traditional Fiorentine eatery has been around for over a century and the only word I can use... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and I visited this horrible restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel, because Buca Lapi was full. I ordered a Bistecca alla Fiorentina medium rare. The steak came, it's well done, I still ate pieces of it and not asked to exchange. At the end of the meal I told the staff that the steak was too cooked,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I travel to various parts of Italy several times a year and this is THE WORST I have seen. Ordered a medium rare steak which came fully cooked, expressed it to a waiter who offered to take it off my bill (which I was happy to pay anyway). Bill came and it was not adjusted, in attempt to kindly ask... More 

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Olney, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is our third visit to Buca Mario over the past ten years. The fried zucchini blossoms are fresh and crispy. Wine list is extensive with many bottles under 40 EU. Steak Florentina is very good, and always prepared perfectly. One new addition is the gift of the apron as you leave the restaurant. Service is very good, and best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This meal only added to the fantastic time we had. The 4 of us each had a different appetizer, entree and dessert. All were simply delicious and if you enjoy a good tripa then you have got to taste this one. Amazing! The service was extraodinary from the time we walked in the door to the time we left. Wish... More 

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Additional Information about Buca Mario

Address: P.zza Ottaviani, 16r, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 214179
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
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
Average Prices: USD 57 - 86
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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