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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 9 July 2015

During a recent visit to Florence, our hotel recommended Buca Mario and what an experience. Aldo was our waiter and was fabulous!! Aldo even took the time to introduce himself to our 2 children and ensure they had a pleasant experience (especially with an extra...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The place was ELECTRIC, the service was FANTASTIC and the atmosphere was GREAT AND WARM. The food was the BEST I have had in all of Florence. The appetizers were AMAZING and the Florentine style T-bone steak was out of this world delicious along with...More

Thank Edunbar3
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by two different groups of people, and based on the trip advisor reviews I was expecting a pretty great place. What I found when I arrived (10:15pm) was a line of people out the door who had reservations. Waited...More

Thank App19
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The restaurant is busy in peak season so booking a good idea and there is an early and later sitting. Food choices very good and all meals excellent. We went back a second night. Staff very friendly and service good. Don't need to dress up...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Just across from Santa Maria Novella and downstairts is Buca Mario, renowned for its Florentine steak. It is the best chunk of meat I've tasted north of Buenos Aires. The service is terrific, and there is a rich selection of Tuscan wine. However, the luxury...More

Thank Graham644
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge and a taxi driver. They were so right. The atmosphere, service, food, wine, and everything else (even the other customers!) was sensational! Make sure to get a reservation!

Thank KGedney
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant was suggested by our hotel when we asked about fine dining. It is small and cozy and busy. You need to make reservations or have you hotel do it. We had Bistecca Alla Fiorentina and it was amazing. We definitely recommend.

1  Thank Frisc0Travels
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

If you want an amazing meal, amazing service, and the best of Florence, you have to go to Buca Mario!! My husband and daughter got the T-none steak for two and it was huge!!! They loved it! I got the lasagna... Best I ever had!!!...More

1  Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

You will be tempted to order steak and you won't go wrong, however, we went with lamb and grilled salmon and it was perfecto! They have a selection of homemade pastas, but we didn't have that big an appetite. We started with a salad, and...More

1  Thank lmb32
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Outstanding. That's the only word to describe the food here. This is the place to go for all meat lovers. This was hands down the best steak I ate in Florence. And let's not mistake ourselves here..it's expensive...but, you get what you pay for. The...More

Thank blurestaurant
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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