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Florentine Steak Restaurant

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Florentine Steak Restaurant

Hello! We will be on our honeymoon in October and looking for a good restaurant to get Florentine Steak our first night in Florence!

- We are staying near the Duomo.

- looking for something with a great atmosphere or maybe a view?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Sostanza

Via del Porcellana, 25/R

055 212691

It's an easy 10-minute walk from the Duomo.

Make reservations by telephone -- they do not have a website. Take cash -- they do not accept credit cards.

They have some of the very best steak in town. They don't do views.

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2. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Thank you for the recommendation!

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3. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

You know it's coming thick and rare?

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4. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Yes

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5. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Perseus in Viale Don Minzoni 10, it's a 20 minutes walk from Duomo square. It's been a while, ask some local if it's still the great place it was years ago. No view.

At lunch time, if you are going to visit San Lorenzo market, take a look at Trattoria Mario in Via Rosina 2. Pure Florence.

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6. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Perseus is not in the same league with Sostanza, Buca Lapi, Baldini, and the other really good "steak houses" in Florence.

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7. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Do yourself a huge favor and download the Eat Italy app and buy Florence. Elizabeth has great taste in restaurants. The first night I would try Paoli. It has the atmosphere you describe and the steaks are fantastic.

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8. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

dch115

In how many restaurants other than Paoli have you eaten a Fiorentina?

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9. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Several around Florence and Tuscany. Sostanza is good. Cash only and very small. Quatro Leoni is good. Download the Eat Italy app and buy Florence for a few dollars. Very good info.

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10. Re: Florentine Steak Restaurant

Do you live in Florence? I see you post a lot about it. My favorite city in Italy. I know Paoli is considered touristy but it’s easy to get in there and they have always treated us well. The steaks are very consistent and it has a nice atmosphere and professional wait staff.

I like Sostanza more for the buttered chicken. They are sort of cold to tourists. Not rude but not attentive.

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