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P.zza Ottaviani, 16r, Florence, Italy
055 214179
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Ranked #177 of 1,967 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $57 - $86
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I liked the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant. Very crowded. I enjoyed big fish with Italian couple there.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had lots of fun and the waiter gave us great service. We enjoyed three hours there. The food was amazing.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Buca Mario was one of the restaurants that were recommended by our Hotel. We were a bit skeptical at first since the entrance led to a hole-in-the-wall, basement establishment. However, don't let that fool you! Although the prices are a little on the high side, they serve fresh home-made pasta that no restaurant in the states could match. Between my... More 

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Sharon, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I were with a group of 15 at this restaurant. The service is excellent and our meal was quite good. We asked the waiter to pair our wine for us and he did a great job. The portions were generous and courses were well spaced. Not inexpensive, but worth the cost. Yum.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service and place was very nice. The hostess and waiters were very polite and friendly. But we asked for a steak and on the menu was writen that they served it rare and to don't ask in another way. Our steak came very raw and with no taste at all (no salt, no pepper and raw). It was disapointing... More 

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Top Contributor
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69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visit Buca Mario once a year and it is always excellent . The quality of the food , the service , you feel very welcomed and in the same Italy we knew a few years back . Traditional Toscan cooking , amazing meat and artichokes , excellent wines .. See you next year !

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The food isnt bad and it is near the station. The waiters are very nice and the food id average, but it is convenient

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It was our first meal in the lovely city of florence. Our hotel receptionist recommend this restaurant to us.... I must say we were very happy to listen to his advice....the whole experience was great... The lovely red wine to the most yummy tagiatale with truffle to the bruschetta... The whole evening was very romantic... The waiter who was serving... More 

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jacksonville, florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our hotel recommended this as it was a close walk and any other more "local" Florentine steak restaurants were considerably further away. We were treated very nicely by all the staff and when we asked for steak for 3, the waiter said "no too much" so we took his advice and ordered for 2. It was plenty of food with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our waiter was a very pleasant man as so was the hostess. The restaurant is in the basement with very bright lighting...poor atmosphere. The food is poor quality and I would consider most of it inedible. This was the only bad experience we had in Florence. Much better choices in this great city.

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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

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