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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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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted a great dinner from an authentic restaurant and we found it here. Prices are reasonable, pasta is great and the grill for thr florentine steak is in view and smells wonderful... complimentary vin santo and biscotti at the end of our meal was the perfect finish. We saw mostly locals eating here...always a good sign!

Thank Sandy D
Birmingham, Alabama
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295 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had many meals in Florence that were better. It wasn't bad, just not nearly as good. Friendly waiter.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited La Spada on the advice of the barman in our hotel (always a good source of information) and were really pleased with our meal. The restaurant is immediately inviting with it's wood fired grill going and this made for great steaks and grilled meats. Add a nice bottle of chianti to that and you can't go wrong. Service... More 

Thank JJ_McClure
Laguna Beach, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Spada is a lovely restaurant a block off of Via Tournabuoni in Florence. The staff is very friendly and helpful with the menu. We had both a pasta dish, grilled meat and grilled vegetables and everything was delicious. The house wine was pretty good also. We visted for lunch in February, so no crowds.

Thank 1AnnieMc
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ate at this restaurant one night. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and provide good advice on the menu.The steak a la Florentina was delicious!

Thank Maria C
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

May be we caught the restaurant on a bad night, but one starter (spaghetti carbonara) was tasteless and one main course (rosticceria) contained more salt than the Dead Sea. Plus the single server was inattentive and took my credit card out of sight for charging without a word. Firenze provides many good restaurant experiences, this was not one of them.

Thank ExpatMalta
Rome, Italy
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I found this place by chance and was initially attracted by the set menu at lunchtime and the fact that there were other tables of 'solo diners'. At first I believed that this was a business type restaurant where office workers would come for a cheap lunch, but I then realised that is was popular with a very wide variety... More 

Thank LNT66
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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249 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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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
US$19 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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