Buca Mario / Firenze

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16-red Via Palazzuolo Firenze 50123
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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3.9
Tips from the Net @ Buca Mario
Mean TacoHulk en
This is a difficult review to write due to its fine dining and excellence in food quality, taste and service. This was on the list and we ate around 6PM and beat the huge local and tourist crowd when we left. This is not the easiest place to find when we walked from the Piazza and asked directions along the way, however we managed to find it and we were not disappointed in any way expect price. That said, we had a 200 EUR bill for two people that included the tip. The order after the 414 steps earlier and unknown miles walking the city included; Lasagna, Florentine T-bone steak for two people, Espresso, dessert from the tray, and muscles seafood fettuccine, and a bottle of fresh sparkling mineral water. The lasagna was simple the best I have ever eaten. Light, fluffy with no over tomato sauce flavoring, just perfect. The Florentine steak, medium rare, was perfectly cooked and spiced so that no sauces were needed or wanted. The beef simply melts in your mouth which reminded me of some Japanese steak I had before back home in Texas. The best! Wife stated the muscles were cooked ok, and we had to get a second order because the shells did not split open. Indicating that they were not cooked fully I guess. The espresso and dessert were on par with other places. All that said, this was the best meal we had while visiting Italy. I would eat here again and since it was our Anniversary the dinner price was expected and in the end a priceless experience. When we left the place had a line out the door and she received her free apron that she still uses in the kitchen at home as a classic reminder of the Italian trip.  Highly recommend if within your budget. Thanks for reading. GooglePlace - January 2018
Brad Starks en
Fernando the waiter was awesome. The seafood pasta was AMAZING. All three deserts (yep, THREE deserts) were ridiculous good. GooglePlace - January 2018
Judy Sakshaug en
make a reservation--people line up to enter this restaurant that seems small from the outside, but is very roomy inside. Both food and service were excellent--highly recommend. Easy to locate near the Santa Maria Novella Piazza. GooglePlace - November 2017
Tetsuya Watanabe ja
ビスティカ フィオレンティーナ Foursquare - November 2017
Miles Ng en
Michelin Recommended restaurant with 2 forks. Great service! It gets really busy so make a reservation before going. Must try: Bisteca Florentina!!! Foursquare - October 2017