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Buca dell'Orafo

#378 of 2,029 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Uffizi
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Volta dei Girolami 28, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213619
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Absecon, NJ
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tiny restaurant was under an archway, down a staircase, not far from the Uffizi. It had a warm, cozy atmosphere and the owner and waitresses were very welcoming. The menu was entirely in Italian, but we were familiar with most of the menu items. When we had questions, the waitress was fluent enough in English to help us. We... More 

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Thank pamelaprev
Lugano, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice but the costata fiorentina is way too expensive. The meat was without fillet and with a lot of fat. Not recommended

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Thank Davide T
Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant, might not be easy to find. Just follow the smell. Make sure you book a table, otherwise very little chance to eat there in season. Off season, you might get lucky. Menu changes on a regular basis. Service is fast paced and you're well taken care of. If on the menu, ask for the "tagliata" if you're a... More 

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Thank Elfinst0ne
New Jersey, USA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the owner of the apartment we rented as a nice and authentic Italian place. It is indeed patronized by locals serves what looks like a traditional food. To be honest most of the food we tested was not bad but the dishes are small and pricey. Now the bad part. If you want... More 

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Thank MichaelD098
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Blink and you could miss this place located in an archway just beside the Uffizi but that would be a shame. A simple local Tuscan menu and fast efficient service. Go with recommendations as the owner knows what he is doing.

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Thank chris s
New Paltz, New York
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Last night, we returned to a restaurant that we had eaten at twice a long time ago and had really liked. Of course, you never know if it will be the same, as good, or even owned by the same folks. Buca dell' Orafo pleased us just as much and perhaps more than we had hoped. It is a small,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four couples had dinner. Service was very good, food was very salty. The veal hop was so salty that it could not be eaten. Very small place and a reservation is a must. This is a pace fpr the peasant food that Tuscany is famous for.

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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Salumi sliced by knife instead of machine, so it chewed like rubber. Lamb tasted like forzen meat cooked directly on the pan. Believe me you don't want to try that. The only one dish on the averge was funghi fritti, but if you know how to fried a food, as long as the ingredient is fresh, it cannot be bad.... More 

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Thank Berayobear
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great service, amazing food and excellent wine! All in all definitely a must when in Firenze! Best to book as it is a place where the locals eat. Or you could try a walk in as you never know your luck!!

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Thank theblackbear
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Dined here with my husband and brother, most fancy restaurant my brother had been taken to during his study in Florence. Steak florentine, delicious. Carefully crafted pastas were delightful and authentic. Go here, expect to assimilate with Italian culture, be respectful and you will have a wonderful dining experience. It is a bit tough to find, so ask your hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Volta dei Girolami 28, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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