Dining in Florence

Il Latini is one of my favorite spots to indulge in a 3-hour Tuscan dinner, Eat in Florence, Florence, Italy (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Il Latini is one of my favorite spots to indulge in a 3-hour Tuscan dinner

Florence restaurants, trattorie, and everything else you need to know to keep yourself well fed

Great dining experiences

Florence is a city that truly loves its food. When Brunelleschi was building the great dome of the cathedral, the engineering marvel of its age, he installed a little trattoria up in the fabric of the dome itself so the workers could enjoy a full meal on their lunch breaks.

I know the first thing you're looking for is the list—a choice selection of Florentine restaurants, and below you'll see some my favorite places to dine in Florence, from refined ristoranti to locals' trattorie to the snack shacks called fiaschetterie (plus places for picnic pickings and, of course, the best gelato parlors.)

First, however, take a moment to peruse the run-down of typical Florentine dishes, from crostini canapés and ribollita soup to the mighty bistecca fiorentina and cantucci with vin santo for dessert.

★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
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Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brian T.)
Perché No?
Florence: Centro Storico

A gelateria with some serious history

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
Gelateria delle Carrozze
Florence: Centro Storico

Great location, great gelato

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Xueyan D.)
Festival del Gelato
Florence: Centro Storico

Good gelateria in the very center in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Guntram Jilka)
€€
Caffè Rivoire
Florence: Centro Storico

Florentine cafe in a prime

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Sandro Capirchio)
€€
Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic, pricey Piazza della Repubblica cafè with a variety of artistic events

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€
Caffè Gilli
Florence: Centro Storico

Fairly pricey 18th century cafè, meeting place of the great minds of the 19th century

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Photo by ghiso81)
€€€
Da Ganino
Florence: Centro Storico

A family friendly trattoria smack in the center of town

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
 (Photo )
Gelateria Vivoli
Florence: Santa Croce

The best ice cream in the world

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Coco Lezzone
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The perfect trattoria that's everybody's hidden secret in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by tomo tsubota)
Gelateria Carabé
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best Sicilian gelato in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★★☆
 (Photo by tomo tsubota)
Gelateria Carabé
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best Sicilian gelato in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★★★
 (Photo )
Gelateria Vivoli
Florence: Santa Croce

The best ice cream in the world

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brian T.)
Perché No?
Florence: Centro Storico

A gelateria with some serious history

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
Gelateria delle Carrozze
Florence: Centro Storico

Great location, great gelato

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Xueyan D.)
Festival del Gelato
Florence: Centro Storico

Good gelateria in the very center in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Guntram Jilka)
€€
Caffè Rivoire
Florence: Centro Storico

Florentine cafe in a prime

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Sandro Capirchio)
€€
Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic, pricey Piazza della Repubblica cafè with a variety of artistic events

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€
Caffè Gilli
Florence: Centro Storico

Fairly pricey 18th century cafè, meeting place of the great minds of the 19th century

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Coco Lezzone
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The perfect trattoria that's everybody's hidden secret in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€

Home cooking in a homey setting in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Photo by ghiso81)
€€€
Da Ganino
Florence: Centro Storico

A family friendly trattoria smack in the center of town

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★★★
 (Photo )
Gelateria Vivoli
Florence: Santa Croce

The best ice cream in the world

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by tomo tsubota)
Gelateria Carabé
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best Sicilian gelato in Florence

 
★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brian T.)
Perché No?
Florence: Centro Storico

A gelateria with some serious history

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
Gelateria delle Carrozze
Florence: Centro Storico

Great location, great gelato

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Xueyan D.)
Festival del Gelato
Florence: Centro Storico

Good gelateria in the very center in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€

Home cooking in a homey setting in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Guntram Jilka)
€€
Caffè Rivoire
Florence: Centro Storico

Florentine cafe in a prime

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Sandro Capirchio)
€€
Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic, pricey Piazza della Repubblica cafè with a variety of artistic events

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€
Caffè Gilli
Florence: Centro Storico

Fairly pricey 18th century cafè, meeting place of the great minds of the 19th century

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Coco Lezzone
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The perfect trattoria that's everybody's hidden secret in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Photo by ghiso81)
€€€
Da Ganino
Florence: Centro Storico

A family friendly trattoria smack in the center of town

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€

Home cooking in a homey setting in Florence

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Coco Lezzone
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The perfect trattoria that's everybody's hidden secret in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Photo by ghiso81)
€€€
Da Ganino
Florence: Centro Storico

A family friendly trattoria smack in the center of town

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
★★☆
 (Photo by tomo tsubota)
Gelateria Carabé
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best Sicilian gelato in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo )
Gelateria Vivoli
Florence: Santa Croce

The best ice cream in the world

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brian T.)
Perché No?
Florence: Centro Storico

A gelateria with some serious history

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
Gelateria delle Carrozze
Florence: Centro Storico

Great location, great gelato

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Xueyan D.)
Festival del Gelato
Florence: Centro Storico

Good gelateria in the very center in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Guntram Jilka)
€€
Caffè Rivoire
Florence: Centro Storico

Florentine cafe in a prime

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Sandro Capirchio)
€€
Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic, pricey Piazza della Repubblica cafè with a variety of artistic events

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€
Caffè Gilli
Florence: Centro Storico

Fairly pricey 18th century cafè, meeting place of the great minds of the 19th century

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€

Home cooking in a homey setting in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
★★☆
Delicious involtini di manzo and some fagioli all'uccelletto (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Le Mossacce
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic trattoria cooking at thoroughly reasonable prices right in the historic center of Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Florence: Centro Storico

A tiny, classic, inexpensive Italian osteria somehow flourishing mere steps from the tourist crush of Piazza della Signoria

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Trattoria Anita
Florence: Centro Storico

From spicy penne to creamy ravioli, Anita will leave you satisfied all the way through the tiramisú

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

Same kitchens, same dishes, as famous Ristorante Cibreo—but 1/3 the cost

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Da Mario
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

An unabashedly old-school trattoria by the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brandon Tutwiler)
€€
Il Cantinone
Florence: Oltrarno

The bustling Cantinone del Gallo Nero is a favorite of locals and tourists alike

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Andrea Tropeano)
€€
I'Raddi
Florence: Oltrarno

Affordable dishes in a traditional setting with a youthful air

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Osteria delle Belle Donne
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Traditional Tuscan with a twist

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€

Home cooking in a homey setting in Florence

 
★☆☆
A massive bistecca alla fiorentina (Photo by Alex Besteiro)
€€€
Osteria de' Benci
Florence: Santa Croce

The classic osteria of Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Ashley R.)
€€
Osteria de' Pazzi
Florence: Santa Croce

Crazy delicious during every course, prepared by a delightfully kooky cook

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Coco Lezzone
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The perfect trattoria that's everybody's hidden secret in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Milly_on_his_travels)
€€
Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

The epitome of traditional food and laid-back dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Barbara Barrison)
€€
Antichi Cancelli
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A true Florentine trattoria amid cheap hotels of Santa Maria Novella/San Lorenzo near the train station

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
€€
Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Osteria Santo Spirito
Florence: Oltrarno

In relentlessly Renaissance Florence, Santo Spirito offers classic cuisine in a post-modern setting

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by 지금여기)
€€
La Casalinga
Florence: Oltrarno

Florentine home cooking

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Photo by ghiso81)
€€€
Da Ganino
Florence: Centro Storico

A family friendly trattoria smack in the center of town

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Pallottino
Florence: Santa Croce

Cozy trattoria, favored by the locals, in Santa Croce

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria al Trebbio
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dishes to go already prepared, but definitely stick with the fresh cooking. It's worth the wait.

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 

The best of the great caffés and bars in Florence

 
Quick bites
Florence

Where to grab a quick, cheap meal—Wine bars, street food, and fast food in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€

A medieval setting and classic Florentine cuisine so good other cooks come to eat here

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Acqua al 2
Florence: Centro Storico

Florence's Trattoria Acqua al 2 offer Tuscan sampler platters at every course

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★★★
 (Photo by Lorenzo Bartoli)
€€€
La Giostra
Florence: Santa Croce

An old favorite run by an actual prince

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Jesus Solero)
€€€
La Vecchia Bettola
Florence: Oltrarno

An old-school Florentine restaurant deep in the Oltrarno district of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Taverna del Bronzino
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

An exquisite ristorante in San Lorenzo

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca Lapi
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classy, high quality courses all the way through dessert

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Antico Fattore
Florence: Centro Storico

Affordable dining just steps from the Uffizi

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Paoli
Florence: Centro Storico

Delicious dishes, amazing architecture

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Buca dell'Orafo
Florence: Centro Storico

Tiny cellar restaurant serving Florentine fare in an unbeatable location between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Ristorante Cibrèo
Florence: Santa Croce

The jewel in the crown of a Florentine mini culinary empire

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria da Benvenuto
Florence: Santa Croce

Tasty, traditional, no-nonsense Florentine home-cooking like mamma used to make

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Trattoria Guelfa
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Tuscan trattoria with a vast selection

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by BC S)
€€€
Il Pennello
Florence: Centro Storico

An historic restaurant with an excellent antipasto table

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
Quick bites
Florence

Where to grab a quick, cheap meal—Wine bars, street food, and fast food in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Vecchia Firenze
Florence: Santa Croce

A favorite standby restaurant in Florence for steak, pizza, pasta—just about anything you can name

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo )
€€
Grotta Guelfa
Florence: Centro Storico

A decent, if unmemorable, meal right in the heart of tourist Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo By Lorre F.)
€€
Yellow Bar
Florence: Centro Storico

A locals' favorite late night spot for pizza and pasta

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
I Ghibellini
Florence: Santa Croce

Pasta and pizza for a beautiful lunch on the piazza

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Borgo Antico
Florence: Oltrarno

Pizza and giant salads with a view of Santo Spirito

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Trattoria Zà-Zà
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Classic Florentine dishes in a maze of a place across from the central market in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the wine shop)
Enoteca Alessi
Florence: Centro Storico

An inexpensive wine shops a block south of the cathedral

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Florence: Centro Storico

A self-serve wine bar for a quick meal in the heart of Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
★★☆
Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by tomo tsubota)
Gelateria Carabé
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best Sicilian gelato in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo )
Gelateria Vivoli
Florence: Santa Croce

The best ice cream in the world

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Brian T.)
Perché No?
Florence: Centro Storico

A gelateria with some serious history

 
★☆☆
 (Photo )
Gelateria delle Carrozze
Florence: Centro Storico

Great location, great gelato

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Xueyan D.)
Festival del Gelato
Florence: Centro Storico

Good gelateria in the very center in Florence

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Caterina Cirmi)
La Mescita
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Cheap, quick, delicious, and thoroughly unpretentious meals in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Maria Grazia La Porta)
€€
EnotecaBar Fuori Porta
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar hidden in the heights of the Oltrarno

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Antico Noè
Florence: Santa Croce

A popular Santa Croce wine bar and trattoria

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 
★★★
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
I Fratellini
Florence: Centro Storico

The best quick lunch in Florence is this hole-in-the-wall, old-school sandwich shop serving panini and wine by the glass to sidewalk patrons

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by David Kenny)
Da Nerbone
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

The best lunch stall in Florence's central market

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Palle d'Oro
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Make it quick at the counter or stay for your meal

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the wine shop)
Enoteca Alessi
Florence: Centro Storico

An inexpensive wine shops a block south of the cathedral

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Cantinetta Antinori
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

A classy wine bar and restaurant in a 15th century palazzo in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Le Volpi e l'Uva
Florence: Oltrarno

A great wine bar just over the Ponte Vecchio

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by 陳蕙蘭)
L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 

The best of the great caffés and bars in Florence

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Guntram Jilka)
€€
Caffè Rivoire
Florence: Centro Storico

Florentine cafe in a prime

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Sandro Capirchio)
€€
Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Florence: Centro Storico

Classic, pricey Piazza della Repubblica cafè with a variety of artistic events

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€
Caffè Gilli
Florence: Centro Storico

Fairly pricey 18th century cafè, meeting place of the great minds of the 19th century

 
★★★
The main dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Il Latini
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
Quick bites
Florence

Where to grab a quick, cheap meal—Wine bars, street food, and fast food in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★★☆
Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★☆
Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
★☆☆
The central market is a great place to get fresh food (Photo by Renato Torii)
Free
Mercato Centrale
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's central covered food market

 
★★☆
 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by Get Real)
€€€
Le Cave di Maiano
Florence: Fiesole

A country retreat of a trattoria high above Florence in the Fiesole hills

 
★★★
 (Photo by Alan Brenner)
€€
Il Pizzaiuolo
Florence: Santa Croce

The best pizza in Florence

 
★☆☆
 (Photo by clouds07)
Il Vegetariano
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's vegetarian oasis

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
L'Osteria di Giovanni
Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Fast paced fine dining

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo by Jotheera)
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Le Fonticine
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florentine trattoria with a country feel

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 

The best of the great caffés and bars in Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
Quick bites
Florence

Where to grab a quick, cheap meal—Wine bars, street food, and fast food in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★☆
Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 

General Florence Dining tips

The best of the great caffés and bars in Florence

 

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta
Quick bites
Florence

Where to grab a quick, cheap meal—Wine bars, street food, and fast food in Florence

 
Central fruit & vegetable stand Mauro Frutta (Photo by pkaslik Carlik)

Where to get picnic pickings in Florence

 
★★☆
Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 

General Italy Dining tips

 (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Tips for finding great restaurants in Italy

 

Tips to save money on dining in Italy and eat better for it

 

How I select restaurants for this site

 
A cassoulet

How a meal in Italy differs from a meal in America (whatever you do, don't ask for a doggy bag)

 

Italian food & menu decoder

 

Culinary Tours

 
Culinary tours links

Tips

Book ahead

This is the defining factor of Florence tourism: the city gets nearly the same number of visitors as Rome or Venice, yet is a fraction the size. That means lines for everything—and a good incentive to book ahead for meals as frequently as possible. There simply is too much demand for all the good places.

  • Order the steak ahead: If you are planning on having a bistecca fiorentina, ask for it when you call for you're reservation. This is only necessary in some place, but it pays to check. (Some joints even insist you order it a day ahead of time.)
About the restaurant star ratings (☆☆☆ to ★★★)

You will notice that all restaurants (and sights and hotels) on this site have a ReidsItaly.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.

This merely indicates that I feel these eateries offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).

These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with any official local restaurant ratings or grades.

In general, a pricier restaurant has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.

This is why I give ★★★ to some inexpensive eateries or sandwich shops that happen provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few fancy but notable restaurants just ★★☆.

About the restaurant price brackets (€–€€€)

Here at ReidsItaly.com we simply provide a general price range indicating the general amount you should expect to pay for a full meal in the eatery.

Each eatery is rated into a price category, which indicates—very roughly—what you could expect to pay, per person, for a standard full meal: Three courses—primo (first course), secondo (main course), and contorno (side) or dolce (dessert)—plus something to drink.

There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which restaurants are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges:

under €15
€€ under €40
€€€ over €40
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for dining

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a restaurant un ristorante oon rees toh-RAHN-tay
...a casual restaurant una trattoria
un'osteria
oo-nah trah-toar-RHEE-yah
oon ohst-air-EE-yah
I would like to reserve... Vorrei prenotare... voar-RAY pray-note-ARE-eh
a table for two una tavola per due oo-nah TAH-voal-lah pair DOO-way
...for 7pm per le sette pair lay SET-tay
...for 7:30pm per le sette e mezzo pair lay SET-tay eh MET-tzoh
...for 8pm per le otto pair lay OH-toh
     
I would like Vorrei... voar-RAY
...some (of) un pó (di) oon POH (dee)
...this questo KWAY-sto
...that quello KWEL-loh
chicken pollo POL-loh
steak bistecca bee-STEAK-ah
...rare al sangue ahl SAN-gway
...medium rosato ro-ZA-to
...well done ben cotto ben KO-to
veal vitello vee-TEL-oh
fish pesce PEH-shay
meat carne KAR-neh
I am vegetarian sono vegetariano SO-no veg-eh-tair-ee-YAH-no
side dish [veggies always come seperately] cotorno kon-TOR-no
dessert dolce DOAL-chay
and e ay
...a glass of un bicchiere di oon bee-key-YAIR-eh dee
...a bottle of una bottiglia di oo-na boh-TEEL-ya dee
...a half-liter of mezzo litro di MET-tzoh LEE-tro dee
...fizzy water acqua gassata AH-kwah gah-SAHT-tah
...still water acqua non gassata AH-kwah noan gah-SAHT-tah
...red wine vino rosso VEE-noh ROH-so
...white wine vino bianco VEE-noh bee-YAHN-koh
...beer birra BEER-a
Check, please Il conto, per favore eel COAN-toh pair fah-VOAR-eh
Is service included? É incluso il servizio? ay een-CLOU-so eel sair-VEET-zee-yo

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).