Osteria de Benci, Florence

Osteria de Benci, Florence

Founded in 1994, Osteria de' Benci instantly became a cult location for local Florentines. While sitting here for any length of time you will hear the phrase "welcome back" uttered often. This is a place whose food and attitude inspire a return visit. It is also incredibly reasonably priced considering the quality and the location.

Try their pasta umbreico ("drunken spaghetti") cooked in red wine and garlic sauce – the restaurant's signature pasta dish; then order a traditional "bistecca fiorentina" – the famous local steak – for secondi. The beef here is superb, very succulent and tender, well seasoned with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon and traditionally grilled over roasted chestnuts to be served rare (somewhere between a "rare" and "medium rare" in a traditional American steak house). Even with an appetite, you'll want to share your t-bone, because it is huge!

The menu has an otherwise good selection of local, seasonal dishes, as well as good, inexpensive house wine.
Possibility to sit outside or inside – both intimate and relaxing.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 7:30–11pm; Mon, Fri-Sun: 12:30–3pm / 7:30–11pm

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Sight Name: Osteria de Benci
Sight Location: Florence, Italy (See walking tours in Florence)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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