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Buca Mario

#155 of 1,882 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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 878
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  • 442
    Very good
  • 157
    Average
  • 71
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
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
Group Dinner

Buca Mario was fantastic. We ate here with a group of 30 and the staff was great, as was the food! They served the best gnocchi and tiramisu I have ever had. This is a great local restaurant and I would not hesitate to eat here again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
drummeradt
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Westlake, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Westlake, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Buca Mario was fantastic. We ate here with a group of 30 and the staff was great, as was the food! They served the best gnocchi and tiramisu I have ever had. This is a great local restaurant and I would not hesitate to eat here again!

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munich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

High quality service, food and nice ambience. The restaurant was fully booked, all night. We started at 8 pm and as we left people still were coming. All the time the staff were very friendly, joking but also professional. We had starters to share and two different main courses, veal and Florentine T-bone steak, both very tasty. Not a place... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this Restaurant. Great buzzing atmosphere. Very friendly service. You really need to book. We went over during the day and tho it wasn't open there was someone there who took our reservation. When we arrived there was a queue of people to get in but they had our reservation and we were shown to our table. There are a... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Buca Mario for years now and it never disappoints. Whenever I'm in Florence, I make sure I eat there. The food is fresh, well prepared and reflects a true Tuscan kitchen. The staff is very friendly and professional and lately they have been giving the guests a gift when they leave. Reservations are a must.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband took me to Buca Mario for my 30th birthday dinner and we had an absolute blast. He ordered the T-Bone steak (with a side of perfectly salted potatoes) and I ordered the Florentine steak with truffles (with a side of delicious mashed potatoes). It has been a week since that night and swear I can still smell the... More 

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Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Buca Mario was recommended to us by our hotel for an anniversary dinner. It was fantastic recommendation. We did not have a reservation, but they were able to seat us. We both had wine (which was recommended by the waiter). I had the veal cutlets, which were amazing, and asparagus, cooked perfectly. DH had the t-bone, which is a Florence... More 

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St. Thomas
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited Buca Mario in May 2015. The food was amazing and the wine pairings were delectable. This is a must have location when in Florence.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with an even better atmosphere. The restaurant is huge, but it fills up quickly, so definitely make a reservation. The wine selection is incredible and the menu is large, with something for everyone: from vegetables to pasta and seafood to beef, everyone in our group found something that they liked. The food itself was simple but delicious. Their... More 

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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sunday evenings find many “buca” places closed. “Buca” I am told refers to steakhouses that have their dining area in the cellar. Buca Mario, however, is open on Sundays. So it does get really full. As we were lining up to get a table at the reception (we had booked previously) we heard someone arguing about a reservation he made... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The meat was pretty flavorful but I still vote for Rib eye over Porterhouse or TBone! We shared a steak for 1 which was plenty for both of us. Daughter had some of their desserts which they bring on a cart to the table, I didn't think they were worth the calories!

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?