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La Spada

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Santa Maria Novella
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Via della Spada 62R | 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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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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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250 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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
Reviewed 22 December 2016 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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359 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 64 helpful votes
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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
New Delhi, India
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I went here twice during my stay in Florence. The restaurant has good selection of food and whatever I ordered was amazing both the times. The restaurant staff is very welcoming and go out of their way to get you what you want. The restaurant offers wifi. I recommend this place due to good ambience, casual nature of the place... More 

Thank Vrinda D

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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
USD 20 - USD 38
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 62R | 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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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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