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“A real treat for steak lovers!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante La Speranza

Ristorante La Speranza
Strada Provinciale 541, Localita la Speranza | (A Circa 11 Km Da Colle Val d'Elsa), 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
0577 929696
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Caister-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A real treat for steak lovers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great restaurant to visit if you like steak. The place is largely frequented by locals, always a good sign, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We wanted to try the Bistecca Fiorentina and, as they are so big, asked for it to be shared between two of us, which they were quite happy to do - and it was fantastic! There are other steaks and meals available too, and you can see the wood-fired grill as you walk in.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Bistecca Fiorentina in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant specialises in the local speciality - Bistecca alla Fiorentina and they really are the best! Owner and staff very friendly and helpful.

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Siena, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Super Routier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

A road-side stop (with attached bar and cafe) with suprisingly good food, especially the steaks, chops and ribs on the wood-fire grill. If you go for the wonderful fiorentina T-bone, plan on sharing or ask for a doggy-bag: it's huge! Packaged pasta but the sauces are fresh and good. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the place is always crowded and cheerful. At lunchtime, it's a main lorry stop which tells you what you want to know about its solid quality and fair prices. Dinner brings in the local people.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“delicious fiorentina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants for fiorentina steak (I'm an Italian guy living in chianti): word of a serious meat lover! The ambient is really low key and genuine, nothing fancy at all, if you have a snobby girlfriend don't take her there (only if she's a meat lover she would appreciate)... the meat and sausages are great and cooked on a wood-flame grill, the wine selection doesn't consist of any pretentious name but the wine is good and not expensive at all.
Highly recommended

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gavle, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Genuine restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

A genuine italian restaurant where the food is in focus. Their famous Fiorentina steak is state of the art. A lot of local Italians choose this restaurant which is a good sign. On the other hand, if you are looking for a nice setting with lit candles and privacy you should choose another place.

Visited December 2011
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