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“One of the better places in Florence!”

Ristorante Buca Mario
Ranked #262 of 2,926 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $57 - $86
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Recommended by our hotel. We couldn't have found it by ourselves. Great service and everyone was extremely friendly. The menu was varied and the food was good but nothing really special. The price was rather on the high side (we spent € 150 for 2 persons including a bottle of rosé wine of €25). The meal was not one of the best that we have had in this city, but the restaurant itself is full of character and and we even got a little present from the hostes on leaving.

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Thank PierreVANHOVE
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great ambience, cute location (close to Piazza della Repubblica, downstairs from the street). The food was fantastic (tiramisu spot on), the service was great, everyone was extremely friendly and there was absolutely nothing to complain about.

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Thank Sara B
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant which we wouldn't have come across otherwise as it was tucked away in a side street. From the outside there was no clue that it opened up into a number of interesting underground rooms with a traditional flavour. The menu was varied, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter and the sommelier were both friendly and helpful and we had such a good time that we just had to go back the next night!.

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Thank Khandeish
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I eat a lot of steak and would rate the steak florentine a 6 out of 10 for tenderness. Would pay the same price for half the steak and double the tenderness. Stick with the pastas so as not to be disappointed. Not sure if they are using the Chianina breed of meat for their steaks which is suppose to be the most tender in Italy . Service and atmosphere were good I just found it a little bright and also they do move you through fast this may or may not be a problem depending on your timeline.

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Thank Phil c
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel so we decided to give it a try. We were a party of six people. The atmosphere was very lively and the decor typically Italian. We ordered a selection of starters including duck pate, Zuchinni strips with oil and parmesan and a selection of olives and breads. They were all very good. Four of the party were Americans and wished to taste a good pasta so we ordered six assorted pasta dishes. Two out of the six were very enjoyable but the four lasagnes were very poor, stodgy and lacking in flavour and not very hot. By the time we got to the dessert trolley there was very little choice so ended up with Creme Caramel which was average. The meal was not one of the best that we have had in this city, but the restaurant itself is full of character and attractive to tourists.

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Thank 586John27
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