Santa Maria Novella
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 surroundings: vaulted ceilings high enough for a second, lofted dining area; crisp white tablecloths; waiters in cream jackets; and a hushed atmosphere. High-end travellers and local aristocracy gather here to sample revisited Tuscan classics like pappa al pomodoro (tomato and bread soup). Olive oils and many wines come from the Antinori's Tuscan estates.
Signature Dishes: Florentine steak; homemade desserts like schiacciata col uva (grape cake), or warm pear torte.