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Recommended Florence Restaurants

Enjoy the 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 recommended Florence restaurants.

Recommened Florence Restaurants in Duomo Neighborhood


Via delle Oche,15R
Tel: 055-23-02-153
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

Via dei Tavolini, 18-20
Tel: 055-268-590

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

Mamma Gina

Nice spot for a bistecca Fiorentina and wine pairing. One of the finest restaurants in Oltrarno.
Borgo Jacopo, 37
Tel 055.239.6009


Close to the Ponte Vecchio and Vasari Corridor. One of the best classic ristorante in Oltrarno loved by locals.
Piazza Santa Felicita, 4/r
Tel: 055.239.6574

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
Tel: 055-215.706
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
San Frediano
Tel: 055-225.197

Il Cantinone

Wine cantina with classic Tuscan menu to pair with the wines.
Via San Spirito, 6R
Closed Monday.



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
Tel: 055-217-134
Closed on Sunday.
Reservations suggested.

Cavolo Nero

Great wine list. Nice garden dining. Simple, elegant, and very popular with the locals.
Via dell’Ardiglione, 22R
Tel: 055-29-47-44
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
Tel: 055-21-27-04

Le volpi e l’uva

Cross Ponte Vecchio, this hidden gem offers wines by the glass and small tasting plates.
Piazza dei Rossi, 1R
Tel: 055-23-98-132
Closed Sunday.


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
Tel: 055-234-4880
Reservations suggested, even at lunch
Closed Monday

Enoteca Boccadama

Upscale wine bar. Select from huge selection of wines by the glass. Small taster menu also available.
Piazza Santa Croce, 25-26
Tel: 055-243-640
Closed Monday

Caffé Italiano

Via della Condotta, 56R
Breakfast, lunch buffet, tea, and afternoon snacks, owned by Umberto Montana of Alle Murate.

Il Cibrèo

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
Tel: 055-234-11-00
Fax: 055-24-49-66


Santa Maria Novella Neighborhood

Cantinetta Antinori

Piazza Antinori, 3
Tel: 055-292-234
Closed Saturday, Sunday & August. Nice relaxed Tuscan meal head in and meet the Antinori family, one of Florence’s oldest wine-making dynasties.

Trattoria Garga

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
Tel: 055-239-8898

Buca Lapi

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
Tel: 055-213-768
Closed Sunday, Monday lunch & August.

Trattoria Croce al Trebbio

Via Delle Belle Donne, 47-49R
Tel: 055-28-7089
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
Tel: 055-238-2609
Closed Saturday night and Sunday & August

Il Latini

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)
Tel: 055-210-916
Closed Monday.

Mercado San Lorenzo Neighborhood

Da Nerbone

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.
Tel: 055-219-949

Fiaschetteria-Trattoria Mario

Another locals joint. Show up before noon or get in line.
Via Rosina, 2R
Behind Mercato di San Lorenzo in the Piazza Mercato Centrale
Tel: 055-218-550
Open for lunch only


Another great locals trattoria located behind the Mercato di San Lorenzo in the Piazza Mercato Centrale
Via Rosina, 4-6R
Tel: 055-283-259
Closed Sunday

Ristorante I’ Toscano

Nice restaurant with excellent prices.
Via Guelfa,70R
Tel: 055-215-475
Closed Tuesday

Trattoria Zà-Zà

Located inside the Mercato di San Lorenzo their offer great all-inclusive menu. Maybe they’ll even offer you some of their homemade Grappa.
Tel: 055-21-54-11
Closed Sundays except last Sunday of the month

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