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Jan 19, 2011 11:04 AM

Bistecca alla Fiorentina in Florence

Where would you suggest having Bistecca alla Fiorentina? I'm reading a lot about Buca Lapi and am wondering if that is where you would go. Money isn't an issue, nor is decor. Just want to experience a great meal. Thank you!

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  1. I would suggest going to the upper right-hand corner of this page and doing searches for both steak and bistecca. There have been a number of threads on this topic here over the past 6-12 months. Sostanza gets a lot of recommendations. Here is a link to a recent thread:

    1. We went to Trattoria Sostanza and it seems to be a board favourite. Here are couple of threads that might be helpful:

      my review of Florence :: Review: Sostanza, Grom, Borgo Antico, Gilli, Cibreo Trattoria, Golden View | Florence

      previous thread on Bistecca in Florence :: Looking for Bistecca alla Florentina in Florence....

      1. Sostanza is a big favorite on this Board but I have seen a lot of enthusiasm for buca Lapi too - would be interested to hear if anyone can compare these two.

        1. I'm not an expert on Florence, haven't been there in a long time, but if anyone recommends Il Latini, do not take them seriously.

          1. We have a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition -- avoid family squabbles and dried turkey by going to Italy over the long weekend. One of our favorite Thanksgiving substitute feasts is at Trattoria Coco Lezzone. The Paoli family prepares great food (does anyone know if the son, Luca, still waits on tables?). Make your dinner reservation at least a day ahead and be sure to let them know you'll be ordering the Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

            Be sure to order at least two vegetables -- delicious and you'll at least be able to look your cardiologist in the eye.

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            1. re: Ladoo Ladie

              Wow, I really wish I was a member of your family!