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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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327 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a break from shopping after a clerk recommended this restaurant. They have a nice variety of Tuscan specialties. We tried the crostini and the trip of chef pastas, all three pastas were very good and very large portions. Pretty reasonably priced and we were able to walk right in. The service was a little slow, but the food... More 

Thank Lizz H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner plans elsewhere which were unsuccessful and stumbled upon Spada and decided to give it a try.... what a pleasant surprise! Everything from the wine, the sirloin (prepared perfectly) and the divine chocolate pear dessert were outstanding.... including the service! I will definitely be back.

Thank Amy B
Upminster, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this excellent restaurant by mistake, being drawn by a side street sign pointing to a deli. We were redirected to the main premises arriving ten or so minutes before opening time. The staff (finishing their own meal) did not turn us away but invited us to wait in one of the main rooms overlooking the front street.... More 

Thank The Great Dad
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered two different prix-fixe meals. Both were good, but one was FANTASTIC. It included a steak the size of a dinner plate. One of the three course meals could've fed two people, no problem.

Thank Emma M
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pasta isn't fresh. The meat is pork. The attendance is terrible, rude actually. Florence has much to offer, for sure. Just don't go in this place.

Thank Daniel M
New Delhi, India
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here twice during my stay in Florence. The restaurant has good selection of food and whatever I ordered was amazing both the times. The restaurant staff is very welcoming and go out of their way to get you what you want. The restaurant offers wifi. I recommend this place due to good ambience, casual nature of the place... More 

Thank Vrinda D
Darlington, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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170 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • 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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