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“Great steakhouse with average steaks”
Review of Perseus

Perseus
Ranked #344 of 2,848 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $149
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Perseus has a great atmosphere and reminds you of an American steakhouse. Our party was greeted at the door and seated promptly, without reservations at 8PM. They serve a large
vegetable center piece as a standard fare.

We had an assortment of appetizers which were very tasty and fresh. The osso buco risotto, made with beef and not veal, was different but tasty. Our fried veggies were crisp and not very greasy.

The meal and service was going well until the "Fiorentina" arrived. It was quickly noted that there was no tenderloin on the bone, just the larger strip side. The craved steak was very tasty but was very grizzly. It was not up to the Fiorentina we had become a custom to at multiple restaurants during our month in Firenze.

The poor steak might have been a fluke, but it was what it was. The restaurant has a good reputation among the locals, and if frequented by them. We will try Perseus again and will update the review if needed.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is one of the great places for steak if you like rare beef, thats the only way they cook it, and the only way Florentine steak should be eaten Roasted potatoes are tasty and beans with pork skin is to die for. Impressive when you walk in, all that food!!! Take the waiters with a grain of salt...There Extremely Busy!! Make a reservation or no dice. Don't get Giovanni mad at you.(see Picture)

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1  Thank Philip R
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Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We have dinner here and we try their big t bone steak which is nice and the waiter recommend us to try the Pig skin with beans, which is surprisingly good, pasta is great too, as other reviewers mention, service is just so so only, they won't give you a big welcome or much attention, but the food is good so we still enjoy our dinner very much!

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Thank Fatcathicks
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

A restaurant with the atmosphere that could be the home of the great family of chefs. The food is a bit pricy, but you definitely get your money's worth.
For two people we ordered about a kilo of t-bone steak and we had quite our fill, and to that we also added some deep fried veggies and a bottle of red Chianti wine.

It's perfect for a quick stop for lunch, since you'll be so full you just want to walk it all off again.

The (apparently) owner of the place might seem grumpy or arrogant all the time, but I'm sure you can look past that and see the good man that he is.

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1  Thank mdejong83
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have to say that maybe was just to me.
But the service there really sucks. The food is just great especially if you take Fiorentina steak and try the trippa.
But waiters have been awful.
We arrived at 10pm, we started to eat and at 10.30 they started to say they have to close the venue. We paid around 100eur each and we have been kicked out without having been advised before.
They deny the dessert to us saying that then was too late to order.
So, try the steak but get there as soon as you can

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Thank Fupipusha
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