Enjoy the ItalianTourism.us guide to the best restaurants in Florence. When planning a trip to Florence you’ll want plan meals diligently. Meals are key moment during an Italy vacation. Tuscany is world famous for its culinary traditions. And Florence is no exception. Renaissance artisan tradition that combines the best ingredients, tradition, and techniques with innovative touches to create something new is alive and well in Florence. Read on for more information about ItalianTourism.us recommended Florence restaurants.
Recommened Florence Restaurants in Duomo Neighborhood
Via delle Oche,15R
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Via dei Tavolini, 18-20
Tuscan wine bar and Tuscan breads, sandwiches, and cookies.
Fiaschetteria “I Fratellini”
Via dei Cimatori, 38R
Opened in 1875, fun local wine bar. Enjoy a crostini or sandwich with a glass of wine and enjoy the people watching.
Recommened Florence Restaurants in Oltrarno neighborhood
Nice spot for a bistecca Fiorentina and wine pairing. One of the finest restaurants in Oltrarno.
Borgo Jacopo, 37
Close to the Ponte Vecchio and Vasari Corridor. One of the best classic ristorante in Oltrarno loved by locals.
Piazza Santa Felicita, 4/r
Trattoria La Casalinga
Traditional neighborhood trattoria. Fabulous classic “home cooking” including lasagna at affordable prices.
Via dei Michelozzi, 9R
Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco
Family ristorante in medieval tower. Try the Tuscan boar. Make a reservation.
Borgo San Jacopo, 43R
Closed Wednesday dinner.
Al Tranvai (trattoria)
Family-run trattoria just inside the walls of the city. Located in Piazza Tasso. Eat well without breaking the bank.
Piazza Torquato Tasso, 14R
Wine cantina with classic Tuscan menu to pair with the wines.
Via San Spirito, 6R
All’Antico Ristoro di’Cambi
Simple good food. Artichokes in the spring and porcini in fall… Have some pasta then splurge and split a Bistecca Fiorentina.
Via San Onorfrio, 1R
Closed on Sunday.
Great wine list. Nice garden dining. Simple, elegant, and very popular with the locals.
Via dell’Ardiglione, 22R
Closed Sunday and 2 weeks in August.
Pitti Gola e Cantina
Wine bar offering grilled vegetables, terrines, salamis, and Italian cheeses to enjoy.
Piazza Pitti, 16
Le volpi e l’uva
Cross Ponte Vecchio, this hidden gem offers wines by the glass and small tasting plates.
Piazza dei Rossi, 1R
Recommened Florence Restaurants in Piazza Santa Croce Neighborhood
Osteria dei Pazzi
Popular among locals offering traditional Tuscan food
Via dei Lavatoi, 1/3R
Corner Via Verdi
Reservations suggested, even at lunch
Upscale wine bar. Select from huge selection of wines by the glass. Small taster menu also available.
Piazza Santa Croce, 25-26
Via della Condotta, 56R
Breakfast, lunch buffet, tea, and afternoon snacks, owned by Umberto Montana of Alle Murate.
Cibrèo is elegant modern innovative Florentine restaurant with a trattoria – sala dei poveri (the poor room) – at its back door. The trattoria and ristorante share the same kitchen.
Via Andrea del Verrocchio, 8R
Santa Maria Novella Neighborhood
Piazza Antinori, 3
Closed Saturday, Sunday & August. Nice relaxed Tuscan meal head in and meet the Antinori family, one of Florence’s oldest wine-making dynasties.
One of Florence’s artsy hangouts. The interior has been decorated by Guiliano Gargani and his Canadian-born wife, Sharon Oddson. It’s a frenzy of surrealist images and color and the food reflects the artistic touches. It’s a favorite with Americans and Florentines. Great food in a fun atmosphere.
Via del Moro, 48
One of the oldest restaurants in Florence, if that is possible. Located in the basement of a building that is part of the Antinori’s Florentine villa. Classic Florentine food. Do try the Bistecca alla Fiorentina and the veal dishes are delicious!
Via del Trebbio, 1R
Closed Sunday, Monday lunch & August.
Trattoria Croce al Trebbio
Via Delle Belle Donne, 47-49R
Simple Tuscan food prepared well.
Trattoria delle Belledonne
Just off our favorite Florence shopping street Via Tornabuoni. This is a real osteria where the menu is explained to you by the host. Plan a long lunch and try to avoid frustration.
Via delle Belledonne, 16R
Closed Saturday night and Sunday & August
Enjoy Tuscan specialties pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, and great grilled meats. The waiter will serve you but don’t look for a menu. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
Via dei Palchetti, 6R (off Via del Moro, near the Arno)
Mercado San Lorenzo Neighborhood
If you want to eat among locals then grab a glass and hit the bar and eat. Located inside the Mercato di San Lorenzo it is open for lunch only.
Another locals joint. Show up before noon or get in line.
Via Rosina, 2R
Behind Mercato di San Lorenzo in the Piazza Mercato Centrale
Open for lunch only
Another great locals trattoria located behind the Mercato di San Lorenzo in the Piazza Mercato Centrale
Via Rosina, 4-6R
Ristorante I’ Toscano
Nice restaurant with excellent prices.
Located inside the Mercato di San Lorenzo their offer great all-inclusive menu. Maybe they’ll even offer you some of their homemade Grappa.
Closed Sundays except last Sunday of the month