Current Time



View As:
previous | next

Florence restaurants

Florence's dining scene used to be as unchanging as the stone curls on the head of Michelangelo's David. There were humble workers' trattorias and high-end, white-linen restaurants, and that was it. Now there's a whole spectrum of wine bars (enoteche) in between. Some still focus on what's in the glass, but many offer a full sit-down meal as well. Bars that formerly sold only beverages, plus a limited range of sandwiches and panini, now lay on limited-menu lunches. Even cocktail joints have begun to offer free snacks. The best Tuscan food is simple and relies on fresh, quality ingredients prepared without rich sauces, like the famous T-bone bistecca fiorentina, from grass-fed Chianina cattle.

Sort By:
Io—Osteria Personale, Florence

Don't hold the pretentious name ("Me—Personal Osteria") against this chic restaurant near the western end of Borgo San Frediano. If you're a curious...more

Editors' Pick
La Giostra, Florence

Sure, this place gives itself airs that are not quite justified by the quality of the food—or the prices. But you've got to eat in La Giostra, north of...more

Editors' Pick
Le Volpi e l'Uva, Florence

One of the city's best wine bars, "The Foxes and the Grapes" is a delightful bottle-lined cubbyhole on a secluded piazza just off the heavily touristed Ponte...more

Editors' Pick
Lungarno 23, Florence

Opened in June 2009, this beef-oriented restaurant on the riverside Lungarno road, just upstream from the Ponte Vecchio, makes for a great alfresco summer...more

Editors' Pick
Millesimi, Florence

Florence's leading wine shop occupies the former coach house of an old mansion in the Oltrarno. Its cool, vaulted rooms are packed with temptations for the...more

Editors' Pick
Nerbone and Other Tripe Stalls, Florence

Say "Florence," and Michelangelo and Dante are apt to spring to mind; one's thoughts are less likely to turn to tripe. Yet the bovine stomach, and more...more

Editors' Pick
Olio & Convivium, Florence

The Oltrarno district, Florence's version of the Left Bank, is home to this restaurant that doubles as a gastronomic emporium, serving creative Tuscan cooking...more

Editors' Pick
Oliviero, Florence

On a small side street in the center of town, Oliviero drips old-fashioned glamour, with its red velvet banquettes and white-gloved waiters—so it's not...more

Editors' Pick
Omero, Arcetri

A ten-minute cab ride into the hills south of Florence, Omero is a classic, midpriced country restaurant. You enter beneath the hanging hams of what seems a...more

Editors' Pick
Ora d'Aria, Florence

If you're a certified foodie, Marco Stabile's creative Italian restaurant is a must-visit. A move in 2010 to intimate new quarters just around the corner from...more

Editors' Pick
Results 11-20 of 27  | previous   1 2 3 next
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.