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Osteria dei benci

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Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 4923
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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west sussex
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on the first night of our stay at the Luccesi just by the Arno and really pleased we did. Good solid Tuscan menu, reasonable prices, very friendly and courteous staff. We opted to share a pasta and then a grilled chicken, simple but very good. No problem with sharing, didn’t think it was odd – waiter brought plates... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a local family and we eat here (or take our meal away as we have small babies) once or twice a week. The menu is delicious and the quality is really fantastic. They have recently moved to a very convenient and strategic location by piazza santa croce. This has to be one of the best restaurants in Florence... More 

Thank florentinegal
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent steak selection and a good wine list. Well priced menu. Definitely recommended. English menu available, and english speaking staff. Relatively busy, recommend a reservation.

Thank IB113
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We entered that place early for lunch, Saturday around 12:45, and we found very easy a table to sit. The service was very friendly and fast. We chose two traditional soups, that were delicious and a mix of local cheeses that were mostly hard type. The prices are a little bit high but overall is a good choice that you... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place was highly recommended so our expectations were high. The food was good, but too rich for my son and I. The service wasn't that friendly. Maybe they like locals better.

Thank arcturusmoon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious pasta and helpful staff. We went for lunch after walking up to piazzale Michelangelo, and none of us were disappointed. Great atmosphere with locals and tourists, and always seems to be quite busy. I would recommend it to anyone!

Thank Lance N
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Recommended by our B & B host , and a good recommendation it was. This was our first meal in Florence and was the precursor to some great food. The meals arrived quickly and full of flavour. Yes very enjoyable

Thank Dick K
Annandale, Virginia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I've been waiting years to come back to this place. The drunken spaghetti is not to be missed. (The liver bruschetta is only fair). But the star of the show is the Chianina steaks done in the Florentine style. Bring an appetite and have it with Parmigiano and arugula. The wine list is not extensive or terribly expensive but holds... More 

Raymore, Missouri
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant three nights in a row when we stayed in Florence. It was close to our hotel but the real reason we chose to eat here 3 nights in a row were less about convenience and more about outstanding food. The best roast chicken. The best steaks - I tried them two different ways and they... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Me & my new fiancee visited this restaurant & were very disappointed in the unfriendly and arrogant waiter service we received! I dont think any of them knew how to smile or even talk to you! Our starters were very poor & we didn't enjoy them! On a more positive note our main meals were very good & we enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 54
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo di Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 4923

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