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Ristorante Buca Mario

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 214179
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“florentine steak” (167 reviews)
“tiramisu” (115 reviews)
“t bone” (51 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

My mom and I went for dinner - the service was superb and the food fantastic. Started with the buratta salad and then a mushroom pasta and my mom had the risotto- both dishes were great. I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank StephanieK5
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The food was good, the ambiance was great, the staff are amazing, but please be prepared to eat only with other tourists.

1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Do not hesitate to come here. Wonderful setting. Great primi. But spectacular bistecca. The bistecca alone demands a visit. Always rare. Enjoy.

1  Thank Santiago L
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Fabulous Florenzo steaks. We were a party of 8 and everyone loved their dinner! Outstanding service.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great place for steak Florentine. Good pasta, and some excellent appetizers. A bit touristy, but always busy. Reasonable wine list

Thank steve m
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The restaurant has a good reputation because of its history and quality of foods but it is full of foreign tourists (including ourselves) and the staff's service to customers seemed to be rather superficial. The quality of food is nice but compared with other restaurants...More

Thank milanmiura2016
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Buca Mario was a great experience. We had been warned it may be too touristy but it wasn't at all. It is located in an old building and looks very old Italian. We were in a large group that enables us to essentially get just...More

Thank travelingcoroner
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We were very impressed with our overall experience. The food was simply amazing. The restaurant staff provided excellent service and great wine pairings. We were even given a little token gift when we left! Reservations strongly recommended.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Our hotel made a reservation at this restaurant close to the Duomo since several in our party wanted a true local place for Florentine steak. Since there were 10 of us and it was a birthday, they gave us a private room with couches as...More

Thank MCF3114
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Best bisteca fiorentina, best spaguetti Bottarga and best fried zichini flower of Florence. An absolute must go!

Thank AldoLabaki
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
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Neil L
12 September 2017|
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Response from tuckyins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. They do. Cheers.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Sangria129 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter found them to be closed in early December. Maybe tourist season is not busy enough at that time. I think they open back up before Christmas. You should be fine in August. Also try Il Porscupino Restaurant.
17 January 2017|
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Response from lgvl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would book as it's so popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$57 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 214179
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