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Bistecca di Chianina

Best Florentine Steak in Florence

January 17, 2020

The myth of ‘fiorentina steak’ with nine must to see restaurants in Florence

The word bistecca was invented by us Florentines, who have a habit of Italianizing foreign words by adding a vowel at the end and doubling the consonants. And so, beef-steak became bistecca.Even a pork or veal chop with the bone is technically a bistecca. But theFiorentinais another thing altogether. The Fiorentinais a beef steak from a fully-grown Tuscan bovine, cut 3 to 4-fingers thick from the loin area and cooked rare over a wood or charcoal fire.This definition says it all. Details and variants, however, make the difference. Scroll down our best of!


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Buca Lapi Buca Lapi

Buca Lapi

One of the city’s oldest and best-known buche. The kitchen is on show, a typical Tuscan and country atmosphere.

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Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi

Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi

Set in the heart of downtown Florence, in an old building, the restaurant offers genuine traditional Tuscan cooking.

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Trattoria da Sostanza detto il Troia Trattoria da Sostanza detto il Troia

Trattoria da Sostanza detto il Troia

The most typical Trattoria in Florence. In addition to the classic Florentine-style steak, the must tries are artichoke pie and butter chicken breast.

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Buca Mario Buca Mario

Buca Mario

This buca is based in the sixteenth-century Palazzo Niccolini and counts celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Justin Bieber, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Bocelli.

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Regina Bistecca al Duomo Regina Bistecca al Duomo

Regina Bistecca al Duomo

Only a few steps from the Duomo, a temple of steak, obviously Florentine - strictly rare and grilled over hot embers.

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All'antico Ristoro di Cambi All'antico Ristoro di Cambi

All'antico Ristoro di Cambi

A trattoria that keeps alive its tradition of typical Tuscan cuisine where professionalism and service friendliness are real strengths and the customer feels at home.

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Buca dell'Orafo Buca dell'Orafo

Buca dell'Orafo

In Florence they are called buche: basement workshops converted into wine cellars and then restaurants serving simple, traditional Florentine dishes.

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Trattoria da Burde Trattoria da Burde

Trattoria da Burde

A culinary crossing point for those who live in Florence or go there, in a Via Pistoiese far from the historic center of the city, a meal at Burde means eating Tuscany.

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Cammillo Cammillo

Cammillo

Run by the same family since 1945, this is one of Florence’s most typical restaurants, frequented by both locals and tourists.

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Ristorante Frescobaldi Firenze Ristorante Frescobaldi Firenze

Ristorante Frescobaldi Firenze

It is the new restaurant by Frescobaldi, one of Italy’s most prestigious wineries. Chef Roberto Reatini offers traditional Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist.

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Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Every year, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes the arrival of spring with Al Fresco restaurant, based on an innovative concept: trattoria at lunch, pizzeria and barbecue at dinnertime. Open throughout September.

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In this article we talked about Buca Lapi, Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi, Trattoria da Sostanza detto il Troia, Buca Mario, Regina Bistecca al Duomo, All'antico Ristoro di Cambi, Buca dell'Orafo, Trattoria da Burde, Cammillo, Ristorante Frescobaldi Firenze, Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

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