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“Great food where the locals hang”
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La Spada
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Ranked #218 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great food where the locals hang”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Everything we ordered was delectable. A plate of wild boar sausage, pasta carbonara, and lasagna were winners.

Visited October 2012
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't eat here!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We went to this restaurant on the advice of a fellow traveler and what we read on Trip Advisor. It was by far the worst food we had in Italy. We ordered the chef's suggested "Fantasy Dinner" which quickly became our worst nightmare. The three pasta samples for the first course was pretty good. The second course, the three types of meats and roasted potatoes was awful! The meats were dry, over cooked, and tastless. I couldn't even cut the beef and the pork was inedible. The waiter was not friendly (a bit rude) and wouldn't make any recommendations. Maybe we came too early (7:30pm) - maybe if you sit in front (where we were sat) the food isn't as good. I don't make a habit of making negative reviews, but this restaurant does not deserve the very good rating.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food and friendly staff, good value”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We ate at La Spada twice during a five day sat in Florence a few weeks ago. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. We enjoyed our meals on both occasions. The bistecca fiorentina was great - even for one of us who does not usually eat steak. Overall a great experience and great value for money.

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Boston
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“We really loved this place!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

La Spada is a casual restaurant with great food and very good service. It was such a great experience we came on consecutive nights. We split the kilo of steak. It was excellent. It was served with roasted potatoes and veg. The service on both nights was friendly and attentive. It is easy to see it is run by true professionals who take pride in their work. We highly recommend La Spada.

  • Visited September 2012
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London
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were recommended to this place by the owners of the hotel where we stayed near the Duomo. We were quickly seated and served in a rounded table at the back of the restaurant. The waitress was extremely friendly and the food was faultless so I have nothing to say against this place. I only wished I had gone back there the next day, sadly the place we chose were not as good as this one.

  • Visited October 2012
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