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Ristorante Buca Poldo

#258 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Chiasso Degli Armagnati 2/r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6578
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice choice here..Had a risotto for starter and we also had a spicy sausage penne. Salt cod and slow cooked beef for mains. Large portions and tasty. Friendly staff. Drank the house red which was fine. We chose this place as it was open late (we ate at 10.30ish) and it was a cosy basement place off one of the... More 

Thank Ruth O
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

husband and I were looking for something else close to our apartment we had done all the recommended ones so thought we would surprise ourselves... And we did. This spot is curious and not appearing as 5 star or amazingly well patronised but we thought we would give it a go. Thankfully we did. This is a little understated quiet... More 

Thank Kate B
Ann Arbor, MI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I just came from yet another nice dinner at Buca Poldo. I opened Trip Advisor to write a review and saw the one I posted in 2014. Every word still holds true. Authentic Tuscan food right neat the Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio. A better value than most restaurants in the area. I'm very glad for all the good... More 

Thank camiller
Plymouth, Michigan
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Superb food! The 4 of us each ordered something different, + calamari for the table. The risotto was killer, as was the calamari!! Pasta to die for, and the location was great after "doing the culture thing" and walking all about. Good service, and though crowded, it didn't seem to bog down. Go!!!

Thank Karen B
Brighton, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived we were ushered downstairs to a large room which we initially had all to ourselves. This lasted for about 5 minutes until a large tour group arrived. Soon the place was packed. Our appetizer and pastas as well as the wine and desert were all very good . And even though the place was packed the... More 

Thank jmm341
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were directed to this little restaurant by David, a young waiter, we met as we were looking lost. It is hidden away down an alley near Piazza della Signoria and it proved to be great spot for dinner. I had a salad and boar stew, which was very good, and my wife had the seafood soup, which was excellent... More 

Thank Ian T
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Found this restaurant by accident and we are so glad we did! The service was wonderful and the food was incredible! Worth a visit.

Thank Matt F
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You have not lived until you've had a Florentine Steak at Buca Poldo. Only 60 Euros for two including a bottle of wine. Do it rare, it will melt in your mouth. Found it in an ally not far from the old bridge with the gold shops. Look it up for directions. Well worth your time, you will not be... More 

Thank bschleic921
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161 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice place, not easy to notice, you have to step away from main street. Were hiding from rain and started discuss about dinner and Italian kitchen, while one of waiters were smoking. After were guided in were served in best possible manner. Portions are big, do not hesitate and ask just tree steaks and ask to cut them for share.... More 

Thank loliksa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had fantastic food, excellent service and reasonable prices given the great location. The place is in a secluded alley so is beautiful and quiet. It was recommended by our hotel - very happy that we said yes. Absolutely worth the visit.

Thank Mike L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chiasso Degli Armagnati 2/r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 6578

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