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Osteria dei benci

Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 4923
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“steak” (62 reviews)
“bistecca” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great restaurant you should go!! Local restaurant with a great food and an awesome service! Ask Marco for the “bistecca a fiorentina”.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Osteria di Benci with our host Marco. A great experience. We have been his guest for 15 years and would not miss an opportunity to enjoy his wonderful food and hospitality in Florence. His new location is bright and comfortable. The food is...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Read about this restaurant - specifically the Drunken Spaghetti in Saveur magazine. Many things looked delicious on the menu, but I decided to go with the Drunken Spaghetti & I wasn’t disappointed. The pasta was perfectly cooked & delicious. The waitress was helpful and attentive....More

1  Thank 931jeniferh
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Quick Review: Flavorful and fresh food, cooked with love. Genial host and staff. Cozy. Busy, but not frenetic. Locals, tourists, but not touristy. Reasonably priced. Long Review: I was recommended Osteria dei Benci by a friend of mine before I left among several other restaurants....More

1  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Was referred this place by the owner of our AirBnB. Checked in at 730P empty restaurant, ordered some apps and wine then a busload of 50 high school students from Bologna poured in. That being said, the atmosphere immediately became lively and full of spirit....More

1  Thank JonSnider
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Near the Basiilca di Santa di Croce Osteria Dei Benci is a local favorite and a great place for steaks. It's a short walk from city center Florence and just far enough away where its not overly crowded with tourists. This was recommended to us...More

1  Thank Don D
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My wife and I ducked into this modest place to eat while it rained outside, we didn't expect much but the food was great and didn't cost much. A nearby table of Italians ordered big bowls of soup and seemed to really enjoy them but...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I rarely eat at the same place twice when I travel. This is an exception. The house speciality is their wonderful drunken spaghetti. The Carbonela is also very good. Wash down with the house red wine. Many good dishes.

1  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

When you look up the differences in Italian restaurants it notes they are known as simple food or maybe take out quick meal kind of places. Not here. Food was amazing. We had pasta and Florentine steak and everything was simply amazing. Put it on...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The personnel is very nice and friendly. I had spaghetti all"ubriaca" (cooked in red wine), nice and different taste. Fiorentina was simply fantastic!!

1  Thank Dani7676
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 4923
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