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“Charming Restaurant.”

Ristorante Buca Mario
Ranked #140 of 2,786 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $57 - $86
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lovely looking place. Mostly in converted wine cellars (large restaurant so a few rooms). Great food and wine was fairly priced. Very professional service.

All over a lovely experience.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Recommended by another guest in Florence, we decided why not? We had late reservations, due to our relaxed attitude. However, we arrived early and were seated immediately..to our good fortune. ( Another party had not claimed their reservation). Service was friendly, wine recommendation, excellent. Wanting to try their bifstecca Florentine, but not being a huge eater, they recommended another entree which was the same meat but already sliced and a smaller portion. The fried zucchini blossoms, cauliflower and something else was great combination with the entree. Overall a very enjoyable experience...no dessert due to the National Gelato Festival being held nearby. Having not read reviews prior to going there, was so pleasantly surprised with the apron.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Really good food, great service, great atmosphere. Phenomenal Ossobuco and pasta. The Maitre is a character. He refused to bring us Lemonchelo before the meal. We found this amusing and took the advice well. Our entire meal was maybe 4 hours! it was great.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

LOVED Buco Mario. It was our favorite meal of our trip to Rome, Florence and Venice. My husband and I enjoyed a bottle of wine, a melt in your mouth ravioli and the Forentine Steak which was amazing. Even sharing this was a lot of food but we still managed to enjoy a wonderful Tiramisu. The restaurant staff was the friendliest we found in all of our travels and even though at first we were uncomfortable with the crowded tables we found ourselves chatting with the couples around us and enjoying each other company which was a nice treat. This restaurant was a little more expensive but well worth it!

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

I'm amused by the frequent references to Buca Mario as a place for tourists. Yes, tourists come here. And why not? The food is excellent, the service is friendly and personal and very efficient. But you're never rushed, and the food is really good.

My wife and daughter had gluten-free penne which they loved. And beet greens, which they had never tried before and thoroughly enjoyed. The wine recommendation was excellent.

I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Thank Mark G
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