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Osteria dei benci

Borgo Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 4923
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (60 reviews)
“spaghetti” (19 reviews)
“cheese cake” (3 reviews)
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Borgo Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The personnel is very nice and friendly. I had spaghetti all"ubriaca" (cooked in red wine), nice and different taste. Fiorentina was simply fantastic!!

Thank Dani7676
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was recommended by my boutique hotel. I was told they'd have all wonderful seasonal dishes with wild mushrooms (funghi porcini). And guess what? Nil! Zero. Not even a trace of wild mushrooms. That was bitterly disappointing for me. The starter "involtini di prosciutto"...More

Thank emailuch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant or "osteria" was recommended to us on check in at our B&B and was actually just around the corner. When we got there around 8.00pm we were lucky to get a table. So glad we did! Everything we ate and drank was superb....More

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My last trip this September to Florence was again an amazing full of memories of my childhood, I went for lunch with a friend at this local Hosteria closed to Piazza Santa Croce, the place has a warm and a friendly vibe surrounded with touch...More

Thank grano2000
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

If you're not a local, you may not know of this gem. We were walking near the Church of the Holy Cross, feeling a bit hungry, and wandered down one of the intersecting, empty streets. We noticed one place open and the clientele appeared to...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious pasta. Good wine by the glass. Lively atmosphere at night. Close to Santa Croce. Avoid crowds at lunch.

Thank DeschutesSMC
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this place on Pinterest as highly recommended. We ate dinner and the pasta and dessert were to die for. My husband ordered the pasta that's cooked in red wine. He loved it! definitely on the rich side but if you have a great wine...More

Thank kelsB29
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very nice pasta and we felt very welcome. Our best meal in Florence. We will be coming back to this place.

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our family of four made this reservation sort of last minute and it was one of our favorite meals during our time in Italy (which is saying a lot). We all ordered something different but sampled each other's entrees and shared a steak. Friendly and...More

Thank KimiG
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who recently visited Florence 1 month prior to me. We arrived right at 7pm and the restaurant was empty but within 20-30 mins it was full. Almost all the tables were ordering the Florentine steak however as I...More

Thank Giovanna P
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$35 - US$59
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, Kids
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Santa Croce 31/r | Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 4923
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