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Dec 2, 2011 07:31 AM

Dec. 31 in Florence: Need Dinner Recommendations.

We were hoping to do Trattoria Sostanza but was told that they're closed during the holidays. Darn! Love their bistecca and the butter chicken dishes! We already have Cipolla Rossa for dinner the night before.

Any recommendation for a good local eatery, on Dec 31, for a large 12-people (family reunion) group coming in from all over the world? Good Bistecca would be a plus, but not necessary.


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  1. Dec 31 is hard, of course. But I'd give the following a try:
    Al'Antico Ristoro di Cambi (my top pick)
    Il Cantinone (haven't been in a while, but relable, good and likely to be open)
    Paoli (old fashioned, amazing interiors)
    Osteria del Caffe Italiano (not my favorite, but it does have great grilled meats, and a lovely setting. )

    All of these are big enough to fit a party of 12 easily. But check right away to see if they are open that evening, and reserve now.

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    1. re: minchilli

      Thank you for the response and recommendations. This is helpful. Prior to reading this, I had already booked us at Due G.

      However, I'll be looking to book another meal for the group during our stay and am considering either Al'Antico Ristoro di Cambi or Il Cantinone after goolng their sites.