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Best Barbecue Restaurants in the World

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Sonny Del Monte

Go hog wild at these smoking grill joints, from Buenos Aires to Bali—they're the best barbecue restaurants in the world.

Buca Lapi: Florence, Italy

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To visit Florence without eating a bistecca alla fiorentina would be like overlooking Michelangelo's David. Fire regulations make it ever harder to find a restaurant that cooks this magnificent porterhouse steak—cut thick as two phone books from a local Chianina steer—the traditional way: on a gridiron over blazing hardwood charcoal. But Buca Lapi soldiers on in a barrel-vaulted basement with frescoes and massive wood tables. They do an awesome bistecca, the fire-charred T-bone standing tall, as well as veal chops served with sweet and sour onion sauce, and crostini, fire-grilled toasts topped with garlicky Tuscan black kale.

Best Barbecue Restaurants in the World

Buca Lapi: Florence, Italy

To visit Florence without eating a bistecca alla fiorentina would be like overlooking Michelangelo's David. Fire regulations make it ever harder to find a restaurant that cooks this magnificent porterhouse steak—cut thick as two phone books from a local Chianina steer—the traditional way: on a gridiron over blazing hardwood charcoal. But Buca Lapi soldiers on in a barrel-vaulted basement with frescoes and massive wood tables. They do an awesome bistecca, the fire-charred T-bone standing tall, as well as veal chops served with sweet and sour onion sauce, and crostini, fire-grilled toasts topped with garlicky Tuscan black kale.

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