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La Buona Novella

9.3/10
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16, 50123 FlorenceSee map

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Pranzo di Pasqua €80

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Second course + Dessert
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Menu' San Valentino €90

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Second appetizer + Entrée + Second course + Dessert

Restaurant menu

Last update: December 2022
Chef Tommaso Calonaci
Average price €50
Winter cabbage risotto and licorice powder
€22
e polvere di liquirizia
“Allo scoglio” spaghetti
€28
Pasta with chicken cibreo (homage to Pellegrino Artusi)
€26
Omaggio a pellegrino artusi
Pranzo di Pasqua €80
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Second course + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent989 reviews
9.1/10

Food

9.6/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Edgar J.
    Edgar J.

    January 6, 20233 reviews

    10/10

    Excelente

  • Carmel A.
    Carmel A.

    December 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    The server was very attentive and hospitable. The ambiance of the place was classy yet cozy.

  • Rinat L.
    Rinat L.

    November 24, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food and a very good service

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  • Marco M.
    Marco M.

    October 31, 20228 reviews

    7/10

    Slightly disappointed with the quality of the food (and a bit pricey) but extremely friendly and helpful staff.

  • Gaetano Natale P.
    Gaetano Natale P.

    October 22, 2022151 reviews

    10/10

    Atmosfera elegante! Servizio impeccabile! Qualità altissima! Location al Top!

  • April L.
    April L.

    October 20, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    This was one of the best meals we’ve ever had and a wonderful fine dining experience. The service was impeccable. The staff easily accommodated our six year old son, something we wouldn’t expect at home (United States). We ordered the chef’s tasting menu. Starting with the amuse bouche, the flavors were incredible. The pumpkin with hazelnut sauce was one of the best vegetable dishes I’ve ever had. The carpaccio with burrata served with homemade bread was amazing; each element on its own was delicious and when combined, heavenly. This was followed by an outstanding ravioli with a rich sauce and cheese foam. The next course was roasted pork, which was very good. Dessert was an airy chocolate mousse topped with a yogurt ice cream and chocolate crunches. The location was grand; right next to the Santa Maria Novella Church, but away from the crowds on the other side of the square. The interior was luxuriously decorated with plush velvet chairs. If it were warmer, we would have sat on the spacious patio and people-watched. It was the perfect way to end our stay in Florence!

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  • Cecilia F.
    Cecilia F.

    October 8, 20221 review

    9/10

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  • Susan J.
    Susan J.

    October 6, 20221 review

    10/10

    There were only a few tables full at La Buona Novella on a Thursday night which really made us feel as if we were well taken care of. The food, mushroom appetizer, sautéed spinach, barbecued pork, and fish, with rose and Chianti, were exceptionally fresh and delicious. Good value for excellent dinner.

  • Helga L.
    Helga L.

    October 6, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    The restaurant is a little bit more expensive than the average restaurants here in Florence but it is worth it. The food has an excellent quality. The prices for the drinks are much higher than in other restaurants! The service is very good.

  • Olivier LI
    Olivier LI

    September 27, 202213 reviews

    10/10

    Great experience

  • Diane S.
    Diane S.

    September 22, 20221 review

    10/10

    Attentive service at a lovely restaurant in Santa Maria Novella plaza. We were presented with creative and delicious amuse-bouche and bread selections. Our pasta dinners were excellent. We recommend this restaurant for a special night out.

  • Danielle M.
    Danielle M.

    September 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Nikolai and Dmitros service was excellent! I liked the chef’s specials, shrimp appetizer, and spaghetti with tomato and basil! Get the house red wine chiante and Pinot noir as well. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Jon v.
    Jon v.

    September 18, 202243 reviews

    10/10

    A terrace situated on one of the most beautiful squares in Florence, serving high end food which retains the fundamental link to the traditional food of Italy. A brilliant place to enjoy a leisurely meal, especially when the weather is good and the view can be enjoyed as well as the food.

  • Léa K.
    Léa K.

    September 5, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing food, place and service!

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  • Francesca R.
    Francesca R.

    August 20, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful service - authentic, warm and also didn’t feel rushed. They really let you enjoy the experience. Wonderfully timed break between each meal. Atmosphere was great - we sat outside Complimentary snacks from the chef Try the duck - it’s a must!

  • Jody g.
    Jody g.

    August 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Really Enjoyed it.

  • Raluca V.
    Raluca V.

    August 5, 20223 reviews

    9.5/10

    Exquisite hidden gem in a great location. Liked a lot the food

  • Johan L.
    Johan L.

    July 30, 20227 reviews

    10/10

    This is for me a potential bib gourmand let alone a 1 star Michelin, they have to improve a litle bit on how to pay (have to walk over to the hotel reception) and the cooling on the terrace but for the remainder I would say, great !

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  • Blanche F.
    Blanche F.

    July 18, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    We ate outside and the setting was lovely. Unfortunately, the service as uneven and the food good but not spectacular. Given the reviews, we expected a better experience for the money.

  • Luca C.
    Luca C.

    June 13, 2022124 reviews

    10/10

    Favoloso!

Tripadvisor reviews

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16, 50123, Florence, Italy

Directions to get there

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About the restaurant

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN – Restaurant La Buona Novella is located in one of the nicest locations of Florence, right on the splendid Church of Santa Maria Novella

SUCCESSFUL CONTAMINATIONS – The menu offers a pleasant combination of tradition matched with creative and innovative dishes. A wide selection of local and international wines will be available to match your choices.

RELAXED ATMOSPHERE: It is the ideal place to spend a night in pleasant company. You will be assisted by highly skilled staff and surprised by our young chef.

Features

, , European, Bistro, Contemporary cuisine, , Christmas, Christmas and New Year, Top Chefs, , Valentine's Day

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 6 people)

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