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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“steak” (61 reviews)
“bistecca” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with one child and two other adults. Fabulous steak and arugula salad, but the best was the Paste Stracicate— truly sublime! They were great with the child as well— brought drawing materials and helped us with our picky eater. Highly recommend! The...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with friendly service at a decent price. There's really no need to say more. PS: the bright lighting visible on some of the pictures has been replaced with soft indirect lighting making it much cosier

Thank Kristof W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Came across this place after visiting Santa Croce. Large comfortable airy dining room. Good selection of salads, panninis and pasta. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies too! I had a very tasty spinach and emmenthaler omelette.

Thank Lox112
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This was one of our favorite meals in Florence! We had the ‘drunkard pasta’, which was delicious, and the Florentine steak for two, which melted in your mouth. The atmosphere was casual and quaint and the service attentive. We will definitely go back when we...More

Thank TexasHaHa
Reviewed 13 June 2018 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”.

Thank flavio_lp
Reviewed 3 June 2018 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
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$57
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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