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Buca Lapi

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Santa Maria Novella
As featured in 3 days in Florence and 1 other guide
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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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful meal here of traditional Italian canapé (ricotta/sausage on bread), wild boar with polenta, and the steak for one. Everything was delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked. The portions are quite large! The service is attentive and warm. We made reservations via email from the US a couple weeks before our arrival, which was a very easy... More 

Thank Sorha
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of the best meat I ever ate in Italy. The place was goergeous. The boss was there for the last 40 years. Serving personally all the tables.

Thank MehmetNane
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and received excellent service and true and exquisite Italian taste. Florentine steak is a definite must! Ps: it might be convenient to reserve a table in advance.

Thank Daniela M
Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional Florence restaurant with great food. Famous for its giant Florentine Steak, has plenty of other tasteful choices to offer. Once used as a wine cellar, has been very nicely decorated and has a very authentic & cozy feel. Service is very friendly and good. Good choice of Italian wine on the menu too. The owner is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended for Florentine steak so we went on our very first night and it did not disappoint. You need to make reservations as it is packed! We had the gnocchi for the first course, fluffy and light and delicious! Then the steak --- good for two and they carve it tableside --- and the bone goes to the lucky... More 

Thank MJB1104
Jersey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak a la Florentine for 2 people could probably feed a family of 10. Not to say we didn't finish it - it was too good to leave any behind. The staff were fantastic here and recommended a beautiful wine pairing for our meal. Highly recommended.

Thank toripoppy
Grafton, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little off the beaten path, Buca Lapi is an awesome find. The authentic Bistecca Alla Florentine Steak was fantastic. If you have a moment, watch the kitchen cut ad prepare the meat. The service was outstanding.

Thank RaminWI
Washington, DC
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful Tuscan cuisine, excellent service, atmospheric cellar. Wines are mostly from the nearby Antinori Vineyard.

Thank Bloktwriter
New Jersey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Best Florentine steak in Italy, friendly service. Absolutely need a reservation to get in. Medium rare, cooked to perfection. A little pricey but definitely worth it

Thank ljgrim123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Best bistecca alla fiorentina! Very local place and recommend making a reservation before going there!

Thank Renata J

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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, Barbecue, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighbourhood Profile
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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