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Via del Moro 87r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 281193
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork ribs” (3 reviews)
“tuscan ham” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM Hours
Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via del Moro 87r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has a great concept which is a kind of tapas style menu. You can order tasters, 1/2 and whole portions. This lets you do all kinds mixing and matching. I always love this style of eating. We were served by a delightful young...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really good restaurant ! People are really nice and friendly ! Food isn't expensive and the quality and taste are so amazing ! I recommand this restaurant if you're coming to Firenze ! :)

2  Thank Ben I
Isabella M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mattacena, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you, Ben, for your review! We are glad that you have enjoyed our restaurant, and we hope to meet you again on your next visit to Florence.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away steps from the Piazza Santa Novella. Unique Florentine dishes are offered. Best part is the special feature of half portions. What does a person with limited time do? Order two half dishes to sample more- a veritable tasting menu plus....More

Thank lim_Kaiser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby, we decided to dine at Mattacéna. Our experience was mixed with some positives and some challenges: Positives: Nice setting with “nouveau” atmosphere. Modern menu card with tapas like staters. Challenges: Service attendance and cooking of pasta. At any decent Italian restaurant you should...More

Thank Nils K
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had an early dinner there, well received, got a nice cosy table in a quiet corner. We liked the fact that you can look into the kitchen from the street— We had several versions of pasta , pork roast filled with plums and nuts,...More

Thank tinguely
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Stop your restaurant search, this is the place to be. Good food, nice staff and reasonable prices. If you visit Florence, visit Mattacéna!

1  Thank Harold B
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were there with high hopes to try the famous Floretine steak and yikes its so hard and chewy. We told them medium rare and it came almost uncooked. Its a T bone steak so the middle part is completely bloody raw!!!! My husband was...More

Thank BeKindToOneAnother18
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had a dinner with several colleagues and customers during a recent Florence business trip. This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel, and confirmed by one of our Italian colleagues, and they were both correct. Lots of delicious appetizers, and my tagliata was fantastic....More

1  Thank GaryvM
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst medium rare steak I've ever eaten. I should not have to expend the same amount of calories chewing it as I obtain from ingesting it. Nice staff but absolutely terrible steak. Other dishes seem ok, but if you're after a famous...More

2  Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My second time in Florence but first time at this restaurant. I am giving this a five-star “excellent” for easy-going/ informal dining because the food tastes good and it is good value for money. Came here around 8pm on Boxing Day- not many people but...More

Thank BC2016abc
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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3 November 2017|
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Response from PeterKussell | Reviewed this property |
I think around 60€ will do it
26 May 2017|
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Response from Mattacena | Property representative |
Hello, apologies for our reply. Of course we do: just ask our chef Mario, and he will be happy to provide you with gluten-free options!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Moro 87r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 281193
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