Eating and Drinking in Florence Italy

Where to eat in Florence

April 4, 2018
Where to eat in Florence

Discover the ancient Tuscan culinary art and eating in Florence in the restaurants of the historic centre will be a unique experience. At the reception of the Hotel Brunelleschi, the concierge will be happy to assist you in choosing and booking the best restaurants in Florence, suggesting you the most suitable place. From Florentine steak to creative cuisine, from a traditional trattoria to the most refined and elegant restaurants, we will be able to always advise you where to eat in Florence the real and tasty typical Tuscan dishes.
Here is a short list of typical restaurants for lunch or dinner.
Enjoy our cosy restaurants in the Byzantine Tower of Pagliazza, led by the young and creative Chef Rocco de Santis:

Osteria Pagliazza – Piazza Santa Elisabetta, ground floor of the Tower of Pagliazza,
Fine dining Santa Elisabetta – Piazza Santa Elisabetta, first floor of the Tower of Pagliazza.

Restaurants in Florence suggested by our concierge

Trattoria Natalino – Borgo Albizi, 17r
Typical family-run trattoria for more than 100 years! Excellent local cuisine (famous for the Florentine steak), pasta and homemade desserts. During summer it has some outdoor tables. Closed on Monday.

Buca Mario – Piazza Ottavini 16r
Opened in 1886, it is one of the oldest trattoria in Florence. Typical Tuscan cuisine, excellent homemade pasta, grilled meats, mushrooms, truffles and seasonal game. Open 7 days a week.

Osteria Boccanegra -Via Verdi, 27r
Among the typical restaurants of Florence centre it is ideal for a candlelight dinner. It offers excellent Florentine cuisine accompanied by an extensive Chianti wine list. Closed on Sundays.

Ristorante Boccanegra – Via Ghibellina, 124r
Located next to the homonymous tavern, in front of the Verdi Theatre, this restaurant in Florence is very well kept with an impeccable service. The refined cuisine offers typical dishes of meat and fish presented with pleasant decorations. Open until late. Closed on Sundays.

Cibreo – Via A. del Verrocchio 8/r, 
Famous for its typical Florentine cuisine. It is necessary to book in advance. Elegant, but not formal. No pasta or steak is served.

Enoteca Pinchiorri – Via Ghibellina, 87r
Sumptuous Renaissance palace with frescoed rooms. One of the most renowned restaurants in Florence and Italy, elegant and refined, includes a wide and renowned international wine list.

Il Locale – Via delle Seggiole, 12r
Nice bar lounge for a drink. It is a historic building, finely restored in an elegant and innovative style. Friendly staff. It is located in a beautifully decorated 13th century building with several “private” dining rooms.

Zibibbo 2.0 – Via delle Seggiole, 14r
Cosy and romantic restaurant. It offers an excellent Tuscan and Mediterranean creative cuisine. Closed on Sundays.

Buca Lapi – Via del Trebbio, 1r
Excellent choice of typical Tuscan dishes in an ancient Florentine cellar. Closed on Monday.

La Giostra – Borgo Pinti, 12r
Homemade pasta, meat and fish dishes in a lively setting. Good selection of wines. Friendly service. Open every day.

Cucina Torcicoda Ristorante / Trattoria / Pizzeria – Via Torta
Three different environments of old creative design for an excellent pizza, or a casual dinner in Florentine cuisine, or a little more formal for any special occasion.
At the restaurant: meat and fish dishes.

Gargani – Via del Moro
The place is famous for its artistic essence but also for its cuisine of Tuscan dishes (cooked on request) along with more unusual dishes characterized by a personal touch. All courses are prepared by using seasonal ingredients at Km 0.

Paoli – Via dei Tavolini
Opened in 1824, the restaurant became very popular at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1909 it was completely renovated in neo-Gothic style. Casual and lively, with an excellent Florentine cuisine. Open every day.

Dall’Oste Chianineria – Via de’ Cerchi
Informal trattoria with an excellent selection of Florentine steak. Wide menu. Open every day.

Gustavino – Via Condotta
Informal trattoria with a wide choice: pizza, pasta, meat and fresh salads. Open every day.

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