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Buca dell'Orafo

#397 of 2,091 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Volta dei Girolami 28, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213619
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here twice as we loved the fried artichokes. Unfortunately they weren't available the second night. The pasta is good as was the sliced steak and roasted chicken.

Thank Karen F
Tampa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This very small restaurant could easily be missed due to it's location on a small alley next to the Ponte Vecchio. Our friend Bob recommended it and our tour guide concurred that it was an excellent choice for lunch. The food was superb!

Thank Joy L
Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by some friends of ours who traveled to Italy regularly, and it was superb. With so many restaurants seemingly catering primarily to tourists, it was a relief to go somewhere locals eat. Yes, the menu is all in Italian. But one of the two servers spoke English well and was happy to translate. And we... More 

Thank JeffGold
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband ate here years ago with Italian friends and loved it so we were excited to come back here on our honeymoon. Big mistake - when we came in you could tell there was already some tension between the service staff and two of the tables with tourists. We should have seen this as a warning sign and left.... More 

Thank Lillian C
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

우연히 방문했는데 정말 맛있었음!! 이것이 여행의 묘미!! 일본인은 많이오더군요 한국인에게는 많이 알려지지 않은듯!! I was there by chance. Food was very good. Especially steak is very wonderful. I'll come by aoon before leaving Firenze!!

Thank ssudiver
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading the previous reviews I wasn't too sure what to expect and had contemplated cancelling the reservation. We are glad we didn't. Believe the good reviews because honestly this was one of the best meals we had during our nine days in Italy (and we spend a lot of time researching our every meal). Everything we had was excellent, from... More 

1 Thank apv75
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favourite restaurant this trip to Italy. The food was delicious, the service perfect and the ambience very Italian. I had the rabbit and it was the best I ever had. A must book place as it gets full quickly.

Thank Sandor V
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place has the best food and yes it is not like all the other restaurants that cater to tourists, it is small and the menu is not in english but call and make a reservation and figure it out because it is worth it. The Florentine steak was a beautiful piece of meat and the simple pepper ravioli was... More 

1 Thank sara j
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went there on Saturday afternoon and it was full for the evening and made reservation for Monday evening. When you start eating you can easily understand why this restaurant is packed every evening.

Thank Volkan K
Corinth, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. Had two meals here in 2013 and then again this year (2017). It doesn't have an email address, but you can phone for reservations. My favorite Florence restaurant. Hope to eat there again.

Thank 513jwilson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Volta dei Girolami 28, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213619

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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