Florence Restaurant Recommendations

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Enoteca Pinchiorri

The city of Florence is home to a wide range of excellent places to eat, from casual pizzerias to fancy seafood restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites.

Enoteca Pinchiorri (three Michelin stars)
Via Ghibellina, 87, 50122
This Italian restaurant serves haute cuisine and excellent wines
in a number of dining rooms, including a historic room. (Closed
Sundays and Mondays)

Fishing Lab Alle Murate
16R Via del Proconsolo
Enjoy innovative seafood dishes in an amazing historic building
with frescoes from the 1300s. (Open daily)

Fuor d’Acqua
Via Pisana, 37r, 50143
Located an old chariot warehouse, this elegant restaurant
specializes in fresh seafood. (Closed Sundays)

Via Andrea del Verrocchio, 5R, 50122
Open since 1979, Cibreo serves inventive dishes in a fashionable
setting. (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Mamma Gina
Borgo S. Jacopo, 37/R, 50125
This typical trattoria serves reasonably priced soups, pastas,
meats, and wine. (Closed Sundays)

Taverna del Bronzino
Via delle Ruote, 27/r
This hidden gem serves superb Italian cuisine in what was once a
16th-century artist’s studio. (Closed Sundays)


Trattoria Cammillo, photo by Andrew Harper

Trattoria Cammillo
Borgo S. Jacopo, 57/r
Near the Ponte Vecchio, this typical Florentine trattoria specializes
in classic Italian dishes. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Il Latini
Via dei Palchetti, 6R, 50123
This fun but crowded restaurant serves Tuscan cuisine in a
communal seating. (Closed Mondays)

Buca Lapi
Via del Trebbio, 1r, 50123
Among the oldest eateries in Florence, Buca Lapi is famous
for its steaks. (Closed Sundays)

Omero (at Pian dei Giullari on the hill, near Arcetri)
Via del Pian dei Giullari, 47, 50125
This trattoria with lovely views is known for its excellent
Tuscan food. (Closed Tuesdays)

Buca Mario
Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123
In the heart of Florence since 1886, this restaurant serves
traditional Florentine cuisine. (Open daily)

Via del Leone 50R, 50124
This trattoria in the San Frediano quarter has served authentic
Tuscan dishes since 1992. (Closed Sundays)

La Giostra
Borgo Pinti 10R, 50121
Prince Albero d’Asburgo founded this romantic restaurant
in 1992. (Open daily, but not for lunch on Saturdays and

La Cucina del Garga
Via San Zanobi 33R, 50129Chef Alessandro founded this
excellent restaurant, which serves sublime recipes inspired by his
father. (Closed Sundays)

Il Guscio, Via dell’Orto (in the San Frediano quarter)
Via dell’Orto, 49, 50124
Popular with locals, Il Guscio has been run by the same family
since the 1980s. (Closed Sundays)

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Osteria de’ Benci, Via de’ Benci

Osteria de’ Benci, Via de’ Benci (near Santa Croce)
Borgo Santa Croce, 31r, 50122
Specials at this small Osteria include Spaghetti dell’Ubbriaccone
(drunken spaghetti). (Open daily)

Fiaschetteria Nuvoli
Piazza dell’Olio, 15/r, 50123
This casual, inexpensive restaurant near the Duomo serves
Tuscan specialties. (Open daily)

Trattoria del Carmine
Piazza del Carmine, 18R
In the San Frediano quarter, this trattoria is a local favorite.

Trattoria Sostanza
Via del Porcellana, 25/R, 50123
This simple but excellent restaurant is famous for its butter
chicken. (Closed Sundays)

Enoteca Pitti Gola
Piazza Pitti 16, 50125
In front of the Pitti Palace, this wine bar serves fresh pastas and
other local dishes.

I Tredici Gobbi
Via del Porcellana, 9R
Located in a historic building, this trattoria specializes in genuine
Tuscan cuisine. (Open daily)

Cestello Ristoclub
Piazza di Cestello 8, 50124
This upscale restaurant offers some of the best seafood in
Florence. (Open daily)

Ristorante Sabatini
Via Panzani, 9r, 50123
Almost 100 years old, this expensive restaurant serves traditional
dishes. (Open daily)

Osteria dei Pazzi
Via dei Lavatoi 1R, Corner Via Verdi, 50122
This charming local spot prepares delicious homemade food.
(Closed Mondays.)

Il Pizzaiuolo
Via dei Macci, 113r, 50122
This popular pizza and pasta place is just steps from the
Sant’Ambrogio Market. (Closed Sundays)

Cucina Torcicoda
Via Torta 5R, 50122
This osteria, pizzeria and restaurant is known for both steak
and pizza. (Open daily)

Be sure to check out Sant’Ambrogio Market (Piazza Lorenzo
Ghiberti, 50122; closed Sunday). Also, at the Mercato Central
(Via dell’Ariento, 50123; http://www.mercatocentrale.it/), there
are individual food stalls on the second floor.


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