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“Good restaurant with nice atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buca Lapi

Buca Lapi
Ranked #97 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good restaurant with nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Buca Lapi was a solid restaurant, not outstanding, but good overall. If you are a meat lover, you might enjoy it more. We saw many Italian men order the traditional, immense ox steak, cooked very rare. My husband almost ordered it too, but even though he likes his steak rare, it was much too rare (and large portion) for him. The location is quite convenient in the heart of historic Florence.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SaraMB
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NY
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“good but expensive- enormous t-bone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Basement restaurant, careful unpretentious design, dedicated but not akways professional service
Famous for the bistecca- t-bone, rare and certainly the largest I have ever seen
Bistecca for two is 35-40 oz of meat!!!
Very expensivo as well...
They will include 10% service

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joanixNy
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. Really enjoyed the food here and the service was excellent. Slightly overpriced but then you're in an expensive city. Recommend the steak which was extremely good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jon h
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Nice, France
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best steak ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

The best steak I have eaten in my life, truly delicious. The steak was cooked to perfection in the open kitchen, depending on what room you're in. The steak is cut in front of you, portions are very generous, so you probably don't need to order extra sides! A bottle Of Chianti helped to make this a memorably meal. The service was very friendly, he gave us free dessert and limoncello, and brought us some homemade jam to sample, which was very good. If you like steak, an absolute must in Florence!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FranglaisNomadique
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The restaurant doesn't look much from outside but inside it is great, we ate in a large 'cavern' with posters all over the ceiling. The service was excellent, from the moment we arrived we felt very special. The food was good, we both had veal but cooked differently and the wine was superb. All in all a lovely evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lyn F
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