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“Best Dining Experience of our 3 week Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Decima Musa

La Decima Musa
Via del Parione, 50100 Florence, Italy
055/294122
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Ranked #1,245 of 1,948 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Dining Experience of our 3 week Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

We dined in Rome, Siena, Cinque Terre, Venice and Florence. No other restaurant was as charming, friendly, and delicious. Frankly, having grown up in NYC I had eaten very good Italian food all my life. We were somewhat disappointed until we got to Florence. La Decima Musa was in our guidebook so we weren't expecting much. We were wrong. The owner works the front of the house and is a wonderful host. Make reservations or arrive at 7:30 if you want to ensure a table. This place is small but popular with the locals. The food is gourmet. It is presented beautifully and everything we had was delicious. The best ravioli I've ever had. The cost was just slightly above average for Florence, but it was worth the price. If I had found it on my first night in Florence I would have eaten there each night. It's an easy walk from Vecchio or Santa Maria Novella.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Hidden, unpretentious gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

Small, mostly local restaurant around the corner from our hotel. Great carbonara and excellent lasagna. Bistecca was very good as well, although we were too full to finish our 1.2 kilo monster. Prices weren't too bad, a little inflated as is anything near Tournabuoni and Ponte Vecchio. Pretty good wine list (mostly Tuscan with a couple other regions thrown in), had a 2003 Le Pergole Torte for 80 euros.

Ended up chatting with a cafe/gelato store owner from next door who was there for dinner. Definitely got the sense that it was full of locals with a handful of tourists referred there by their hotels. Maybe 14 tables total.

Decor is nothing fancy, but the service was great. They spoke more than enough English and had zero attitude.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
1 review
“Best Italian food I've ever eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

My girlfiends and I just returned from a trip to Italy and found this lovely little restaurant La Decima Musa, right around the corner from our hotel. They served the lightest, most refreshing lasagna I've ever had. We also shared the ravioli over pureed green peas as well as the pork tenderloin. We thought we'd died and had our last meal. Gracious people and the chef is only 23 years old. Bellissimo! We intend to go back just for the food....
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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great little out-of-the-way restaurant - check it out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

La Decima Musa was recommended by our hotel's concierge, and it really worked out for us. The food was priced about the same as other nice restaurants, so it wasn't super cheap, but it was delicious, and we liked the atmosphere. It seemed to be mostly locals who were eating there, and it's a small place, sort of away from the hustle and bustle of all the more touristy places closer to the Duomo. Try the spaghetti carbonara - it was really, really good :)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Firenze-Istanbul
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“Simply the best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

Great place, great food, great service. Guest perfect!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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