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Restaurants in Florence

Once known solely for its white-linen restaurants and trattorias, Florence has increasingly more to offer. A crop of enoteche (wine bars), along with new cafes and small specialty shops, are infusing life into the somewhat staid culinary scene. And many bars are stepping up their game serving full meals. Some of the best restaurants in Florence are located around Santa Croce and the Oltrarno.

But while restaurants in Florence deliver more variety than ever, keep in mind that the best Tuscan fare is made with fresh and local ingredients sourced from the surrounding region. One of our favorites is well-suited to the more adventurous palate: the Proacci Sandwich Shop, which puts its own spin on authentic Italian fare; be sure try one of their truffled sandwiches.

Another standout is Enoteca Pinchiorri. You'll pay well for the pleasure of feasting on foie gras or absolutely delicious guinea fowl ravioli in a palazzo north of Santa Croce. Of course, you're in Italy, so you must indulge. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Gelateria La Carraia, which scoops excellent homemade gelato in a wide range of flavors.

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  • Alla Vecchia Bettola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With white tile walls, cured hams strung from the ceiling, and marble-topped wooden tables shared with other diners, Alla Vecchia Bettola is a clas... More
  • Alle Murate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For a unique Florentine experience, book a table on Alle Murate's mezzanine beneath the earliest known frescoed portraits of writers Dante and Bocc... More
  • Beccofino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Borgo San Jacopo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Ask for a table on the candlelit terrace overlooking the Arno at the chic, Ferragamo-owned spot. Chef Beatrice Segoni serves fresh fish and prawn s... More
  • Buca dell’Orafo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This intimate restaurant is helmed by Giordano Monni, who selects ingredients at the nearby San Lorenzo market. Try the chittarini, angel-hair past... More
  • Buca Lapi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant is part of the Marchesi Antinori winery, which is located in Palazzo Antinori, the Renaissance palace that has been the winery's hom... More
  • Caffè Cibrèo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Just a 10-minute walk from the Duomo, Caffé Cibrèo is situated outside the small, semi—open air market of Sant' Ambrogio. A casual offshoot of the ... More
  • Caffé Gilli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    With a history dating back to 1733, Caffé Gilli is one of the oldest continuously operating cafés in the city. Located in Piazza della Repubblica, ... More
  • Cantinetta Antinori

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in the famed wine-producing family’s historic palazzo off the north end of Via Tornabuoni, this wine bar offers upscale dinners in intimate... More
  • Carabé

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Owned by a Sicilian who learned the art of ice cream–making from his grandfather, this small gelato parlor is considered the city’s best by many Fl... More
  • Cavolo Nero

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The simply furnished restaurant (ivory tablecloths, black-and-white photos) in the San Frediano quarter is a favorite among locals, who come for ex... More
  • Cibreino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The posh Cibreino ranks as one of the city's most famous dining destinations. A few doors away, at its sister location, you can share communal wood... More
  • Coco Lezzone

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In a humble kitchen outfitted with a century-old wood burning stove, Gianlfranco Paoli served traditional Tuscan dishes such a ribollita and rabbit... More
  • Enoteca Pinchiorri

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At this Florentine institution near Santa Croce, sit in the rose-colored, gilt-laden dining room and sample Tuscan staples like chickpea soup with ... More
  • Fuor d'Acqua

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    An elegant (if somewhat nondescript) white tablecloth restaurant in the Oltrarno, Fuor d'Acqua ("out of the water") specializes in seafood trucked ... More

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