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Buca Lapi

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Santa Maria Novella
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1R Via del Trebbio, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213768
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been coming here for quite a few years now. Reservation is always recommended. Service has always been very dependable and very good. We've also become familiar with the wait staff (at least the ones that have been there for a while). Room is usually filled with Italians, with a small percentage of visitors (myself included). The Florentine steak is... More 

Thank Wilson L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the mood for a steak so I used Google to find the best steakhouse in Florence. I arrived when they opened without a reservation and was lucky enough to be seated. The owner was very nice and provided me with excellent service. He created a pasta dish for me that was the best pasta I've ever tasted.... More 

Thank Patricia C
Appenzell, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

better to make a reservation , even in low season. Good food and friendly service . Unfortunately it is in a basement. Open kitchen looks very good. Old fashioned italian restaurant .

Thank agy69
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in the heart of Florence. Three of us shared the Florentine Steak. It was cooked to perfection. Other guests at our table had meat dishes as well. The quality of the meat was the BEST. We also had pasta and dessert, both of which were very good. The House wine went down very easy.

Thank BillDSarra
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here alone and ordered the steak for one person. The steak is very good, and the portion is extremely big! A nice experience in Florence.

Thank Erica C
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our visit was due to a recommendation from our hotel receptionist, and well worth it was. The small entrance is deceiving as the restaurant opens up to a virtual cavern covered in paper cuttings and magazine covers which ordain all parts of the walls and ceilings. Service was very good and attentive. The wine list was plentiful (but don't ask... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You MUST MUST book to get a table here or you will be disappointed An open kitchen that is spotless, friendly staff and superb food from a small menu We started with Bruscetta which we shared and the waitress split it before it came to the table Then we had the Florentine steak for two which is 90 euros so... More 

Thank jmteeth
Delphi, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Buca Lapi was recommended by a friend that had visited a year earlier. It was a great recommendation. I am from the midwest, where really good steakhouses are common. The Florentine steak was one of the best steaks I have ever had. The atmosphere was great and our waitress was excellent.

Thank TomTeresaT
Poughkeepsie, New York
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a wonderful place that seems to goes out of its way to avoid being pretentious even though many of the patrons don't seem to get that message. Walls and ceilings are lined with old travel posters, for instance. The food was excellent as was the service. The Florentine steak is amazing and huge. I don't know how two... More 

Thank Duane L
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stunning, well-prepared, food and excellent service and presentation. Easily the best we had in Florence. Pricey, but worth it. You will need a reservation days in advance.

Thank joedg235

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Steakhouse, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1R Via del Trebbio, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213768

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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