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La Spada

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Santa Maria Novella
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Via della Spada 62 | 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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The service was slow. I had mixed roast meats which came with roast potatoes. This was of average quality. My partner had a veal chop which came with a slice of lemon. The chop was tasty but disappointed this was only thing on the plate! We had been asked if we wanted potatoes but they did not appear. On the... More 

Thank Wensleydalebob
Zagreb, Croatia
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were late a little bit because they were closing after lunch. But they served us with beautiful Fiorentina steaks . We really enjoyed it . Nice staff and fast.

Thank Vedran S
Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

La Spada is a busy and popular restaurant. We opted for the Chef's Three Course Special as we didn't really know what to order and 25 euros per person seemed a good option. The starter was excellent - gnocchi with seafood, ravioli in a creamy sauce and penne in a spicy tomato sauce. The tiramisu dessert was also very good.... More 

Thank Scopes1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great, the atmosphere of the restaurant. And the stuff were really nice. We simply loved it

Thank Nader E
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A huge place with lots of tourists in the city center. The speciality is bistecca florentina - a huge steak which looks amazing (like for 10 people), but I have not tried it. The food was very average: prosciutto was rather dry, spaghetti aglio olio average. I think it is a place serving mostly for tourists and groups - so... More 

Thank Monika J
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I conduct daily photography tours around Florence, and I almost always take my clients here if we are doing lunch. Great Florentine steak, spaghetti carbonara, and they have a great M-F Lunch special with first and second plates including cover charge for the price of a first plate only at many restaurants!

Thank Nathan S
Albenga, Italy
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Couldn't be happier to have had someone recommend me this place. Ate the most mouthwatering Fiorentina, which is cooked on the grill giving it a delicious taste and is served with roast potatoes. Pasta was also really well cooked with simple yet superb tomato sauce. Good house wine, great atmosphere and service. Definitely recommended.

Thank GemmaAlbenga
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lasagna and grilled chicken were great! We wanted another drink but the waitress never came back to our table. Reasonably priced for delicious food. Service was average.

Thank Stephanie J
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had three different entrees and each enjoyed our meals immensely. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Not touristy, tons of locals.

Thank tucsonmom
Thallichtenberg, Germany
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We asked the receptionist at our hotel for a recommendation and she recommend La Spada as a place where she and her father go. Although this was a Thursday evening and we had no reservation we were lucky to get a table as by 8/8.30 the place was completely full and not just tourists. we opted for Antipasto Della Casa,... 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$37
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 62 | 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
Locale nuovo e accogliente , si sviluppa in piu sale di varie grandezze indicato per cene di lavoro,tra amici e familiari.Menu rapidi per pausa pranzo.Nella nostra rosticceria si puo trovare un'ampia scelta primi piatti da asporto e carni preparati allo spiedo.

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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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