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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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“steak” (349 reviews)
“pasta” (219 reviews)
“tiramisu” (106 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to have a classic steak Florentine and a local suggested Buca Mario. As I was dining alone wanted great food and setting. Well this was like going to a friends home. The staff made me feel welcome and even though they were full...More

Thank TNSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Florence! The staff is incredibly welcoming and attentive to all food requests. I recommend the pecorino cheese and honey and the gnocchi! Others had the lamb chops, chicken and salmon and all were great. Many locals dine here so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good restaurant downtown Florence, were you can have very good pastas, seafood and meat, obviously at Italian style. La Bisteca Florentina is a must.

Thank Cristian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on the basis of a recommendation at our hotel. We were greeted warmly and quickly seated on a busy night. The restaurant is much bigger inside than it appears and it was quite full and busy. Everyone working there greeted us with...More

Thank Morgan1025
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on reviews. Ordered a bone-in steak, medium, waited for like 30 minutes, just to see one with so many tendons and so raw on the bone end that repeated sawing with the steak knife can't even cut through the meat. The...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with a family of 6 and were very happy with the food and service we received. The Florentine Steak is a must! It was huge and perfectly seasoned and cooked. We informed our server that it was my daughters birthday and they surprised...More

Thank rhonda512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

despite needing reservations, this place is awesome. great food & service! And a nice ending to the visit we were given restaurant aprons as we left!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is simply amazing. I arrived there with the people welcoming in the most warm way. I had a porchini salad (could be a little bigger) and pasta with riccota, spinach and sage butter. It was divine! The experience on dining was so beautiful....More

Thank Al Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Florentine t bone was superb and filling. The meat ravioli flavorful and wonderful pasta. The portions are large so share. The desserts are all wonderful and should be enjoyed. The wines are excellent with numerous vintages and types to select. The waiters were knowledgeable...More

Thank Bluff99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it’s a strange heading for a review but our meal at Buca Mario really did revitalise us, we’d had a long day travelling and walking and it was about 21:30 before we arrived for our reservation (our hotel recommended the restaurant to us)....More

Thank stu18
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
13 September 2017|
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Response from tuckyins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. They do. Cheers.
14 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.
18 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
USD 57 - USD 86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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