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“Do not miss Buca Lapi!”
Review of Buca Lapi

Buca Lapi
Ranked #210 of 2,909 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went on the recommendation of a colleague when we were in town for our honeymoon. I didn't know much about the phenomenon called "steak Fiorentina" when we decided to go - but I was fully educated by the time we left! Service was wonderful and attentive, and they made space for us without reservations.

The husband ordered the Fiorentina and did his best to work thru what must have been 2 pounds of meat and he said it was excellent. Charred perfectly and cooked expertly. I went the pasta route and it was homemade and mouthwatering. I ate the whole thing. We started with a charred kale appetizer that was awesome and ended with a seasonal 'grape cake' that finished the meal perfectly. And not to forget the local wine from the Antinori label of which they share a connected history.

I am so glad we didn't miss this gem, and you will be too!

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Thank Emily V
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

we had a really nice meal here and the restaurant is underground and very cosy. The waiters treated us very well. We had an onion pure stuffed with pecorino cheese and some crostini with chicken liver and local ham, really good. Then the star of the show...a fiorentina steak, we had one to share and it was more than enough. Cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill, it was good and rare as it is meant to be. Had spinaci to go with it, perfection. The waiter left us with the a bottle of amaro to top up our glasses at the end of the meal, and a complementary piece of chocolate tort!!!

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

What a wonderful place to eat. The service was outstanding and we felt like at home. You have to try the ribollita soup - it was delicious. I would definitely go back!

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Thank tomazevic
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Was in Florence recently and wanted to have cinghiale. Was recommended to have dinner at Buca Lapi because it served cinghiale. Ordered the crostone al cavolo nero, pappardelle fresche al cinghiale, cinghiale all maremmana con polenta, chocolate tart and crême caramel to share between 2 persons. Portions were huge but we had a wonderful meal together with half a bottle of villa antinori red wine.

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Thank Trésor
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Had a fine meal at Buca Lapi. Friendly staff, food quite good - and plentiful. Price seemed a bit high compared with other restaurants of a similar kind, but on the whole a very satisfying evening.

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Thank Joe S
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