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Review of Buca dell'Orafo

Buca dell'Orafo
Ranked #623 of 2,930 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $7 - $26
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The owner of a local Florentine wine tasting bar recommended this restaurant to my daughters and me while we were recently in Florence. It was difficult to find on a dark rainy night, but because it was recommended so highly, we persevered. We were so happy to get in. There was only one table available and we sat next to a gentleman who appeared to be enjoying his meal. The restaurant was packed with locals, and the menu was in Italian. Ed, the artist proceeded to offer help with our selections. The pasta with white truffle sauce was one of the best primi's we had during our entire trip. Ed, the artist proceeded to enlighten us with other options. We had a great time and totally enjoyed the fresh food and friendly patrons.
If you are looking for authentic northern Italian cuisine and atmosphere, Buca dell'Orafo is the spot!

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Thank winkiesBMeredith_NH
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We dined at this resturant, we had artichoke omelette, florentine stake (1.6 kg) and some wine. We eneded up with a bill of 70 Euro/each. I wouldn't say food was bad but for sure compared to the price we paid we could go to an elegant and much better location redturant. Resturant is located 10 m from Ponte Vecchio but don't expect a stunning view of the bridge because rsturant is located underground!! We argued with owner.... He just said that prices are shown outside and he is doing his work since 35 years.... Well i am surprised he still in the market.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice little family place tucked in the alley behind our hotel Orafi. Very good food, vino and reasonable prices. Service is "Italian" which means casual. Sit, enjoy the house wine and your company

Thank HalVan
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We love Buca dell' Orafo and go each time we are in Florence. Our first visit was in 1973 !!! In September 2012 we took friends who had never had Bisteca ala Fiorentina. They were not disappointed and neither were we. It was outstanding, perfectly grilled, (rare) juicy, delicious and flavorful. We normally have one of their super pastas, but this time we had roasted potatoes which were also crispy and delicious. The service was quick and efficient, but not particularly friendly altlhough on other occasions it was warm and friendly. The somewhat crowded seating is not unpleasant and makes for interesting experiences with fellow diners. We would never go to Florence without a visit to this favorite.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Food was absolutely delicious. Service eccentric but friendly and helpful. Good value for the quality on offer. More of a fun (cramped) place than a romantic one.

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Thank Berilo12
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