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La Spada

$$ - $$$
Santa Maria Novella
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Via della Spada 62 | A Due Passi Da P. Zza S. Maria Novella, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218757
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Rome, Italy
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this place by chance and was initially attracted by the set menu at lunchtime and the fact that there were other tables of 'solo diners'. At first I believed that this was a business type restaurant where office workers would come for a cheap lunch, but I then realised that is was popular with a very wide variety... More 

Thank LNT66
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous Florence restaurant. Loved the Florentine Steak. Service was top notch and waiters were charming. Fantastic night out.

Thank Ross C
Atlanta, Georgia
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small authentic restaurant with a wood fire grill, which made a great florentine steak. Price was reasonable -- we ordered a fixed price menu for 30 Euro. Waitress was very good. Locals dined at this restaurant.

Thank NWS2012
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table. Passing by we were attracted by the roaring, wood burning fire and decided to pop in. It was worth waiting a few minutes for a table. Service was quick and friendly. The food highlight is the simply grilled meat chops - order vegetables separately. Our veal and pork chops with roasted potatoes were... More 

Thank c b
Mississauga, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went twice to visit this restaurant and the stake was unbelievable. It was super juicy, right on the spot. The customer service was really good both times, it is really hard to find good customer service sometimes but everyone in the restaurant was so helpful they give us recommendations. I will come back anytime

Thank Viviana J
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339 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took a break from shopping after a clerk recommended this restaurant. They have a nice variety of Tuscan specialties. We tried the crostini and the trip of chef pastas, all three pastas were very good and very large portions. Pretty reasonably priced and we were able to walk right in. The service was a little slow, but the food... More 

Thank Lizz H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner plans elsewhere which were unsuccessful and stumbled upon Spada and decided to give it a try.... what a pleasant surprise! Everything from the wine, the sirloin (prepared perfectly) and the divine chocolate pear dessert were outstanding.... including the service! I will definitely be back.

Thank Amy B
Upminster, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We came across this excellent restaurant by mistake, being drawn by a side street sign pointing to a deli. We were redirected to the main premises arriving ten or so minutes before opening time. The staff (finishing their own meal) did not turn us away but invited us to wait in one of the main rooms overlooking the front street.... More 

Thank The Great Dad
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We ordered two different prix-fixe meals. Both were good, but one was FANTASTIC. It included a steak the size of a dinner plate. One of the three course meals could've fed two people, no problem.

Thank Emma M
Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The pasta isn't fresh. The meat is pork. The attendance is terrible, rude actually. Florence has much to offer, for sure. Just don't go in this place.

Thank Daniel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Spada 62 | A Due Passi Da P. Zza S. Maria Novella, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218757
Locale nuovo e accogliente , si sviluppa in piu sale di varie grandezze indicato per cene di lavoro,tra amici e familiari.Menu rapidi per pausa pranzo.Nella nostra rosticceria si puo trovare un'ampia scelta primi piatti da asporto e carni preparati allo spiedo.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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