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Buca Lapi

1R Via del Trebbio, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213768
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bistecca” (45 reviews)
“steak” (201 reviews)
“veal ragu” (6 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 22:30All hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Gluten Free Options
1R Via del Trebbio, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended to us before our trip to Italy. My fiancé and I dined here while in Florence and were very impressed! I would recommend making reservations in advance for this place. When we arrived, the owner escorted us to a private...More

Thank THint311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using our offline Google Maps app we walked past the corner of the Buca Lapi twice and were about to give up. We finally spotted it and were so glad we did. This restaurant is a florentine classic. It's not the only excellent choice to...More

Thank Gustavo F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This high end restaurant is truly wonderful. In a cellar, but does not feel cramped or stuffy. You can watch the chefs cook. Great wine selection, of course.We loved everything we ordered: the bruschetta, the salad, the pastas and the tiramisu.

Thank DoubleA_J
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We booked Buca lapi based on the excellent reviews, and it didn't disappoint, from the tasty starters to the excellent florentine steak. The wine was spot on, with a chocolate dessert to compliment it. The service was great, very friendly waiter with good local knowledge.......More

Thank Gill2K_13
Reviewed 11 July 2017

this very historic restaurant is centrally located and is open only for dinner :-( . In my view one of the best restaurant in Florence managed professionaly with a great team. choose the seasonal dishes oftem made with simple and poor ingredients, the bistecca alla...More

Thank Fra56R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this cozy little restaurant while cruising inside this amazing city. We don't speak any italian but the staffs were all extremely friendly, tried their very best to bring us an amazing dining experience. The food is great, the steak is heavenly, grilled to...More

Thank Edwin L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Buca Lapi is well know, so make a reservation. The portions are huge so try to share. The service is arrogant italien unless you are a VIP or a regular but please dont mind because the food and the atmosphere is outstanding. One of the...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

WOW. This place was amazing. We booked as it is understood to be the oldest restaurant still serving the local speciality Bistecca alla Fiorentina. We weren't disappointed! The atmosphere is brilliant. The steak was out of this world. The waiter doesn't even ask how you...More

1  Thank DiscoveryLeeds
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Gotta try this while in Florence.. Bistecca alla fiorentina, what else? A humongous T-bone steak cooked rare ala Florence. Turned out to be extremely delicious, bring friends to try this like i said extremely huge portion!!

Thank NateyDot
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very much a place that lives off the reputation of its massive Florentine steaks. While these steaks were indeed tasty, the feeling in the restaurant is quite touristy, and every table has everyone with their phones out, more intent of instagramming pictures of their massive...More

Thank Magnus F
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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2 September 2016|
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Response from LMGToronto | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there was a fish dish; when we were there they also had a vegetarian diner. If you check their website in the photo gallery section, there are pictures of various dishes, one of which is poultry of some sort... More
Gina G
7 July 2016|
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Response from Tulsa-Traveler63 | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe there is a kids menu. No dress code.
25 June 2016|
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Response from Robin S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I think so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1R Via del Trebbio, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213768
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