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Il Santo Bevitore

Italian 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Offering good value for money alongside a creative riff on Tuscan and Italian classics, Santo Bevitore continues to be one of Florence’s hottest restaurants (and one of my favourites).... — Afar Magazine

“Young and informal”, “rustic but modern”, this “cozy” “gathering place for Florentines” set in an early Renaissance building on Santo Spirito “delights one’s senses.” — Zagat

An ode to stylish dining where gastronomes dine by candlelight in a vaulted, whitewashed, bottle-lined interior. — Lonely Planet

A relative newcomer, this popular, stylish spot on the south side of the Arno (the neighborhood called Oltrarno) pulls in local hipsters and tuned-in tourists for its nouveau-rustic... — Condé Nast Traveler

This restaurant-enoteca (wine cellar) takes the best of Tuscan tradition and sprinkles it with some contemporary fairy dust. — Frommer's

Trattoria Mario

Italian 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is down-and-dirty Florentine lunchtime at its best. — Frommer's

For earthy Florentine cooking at very low prices, there’s nowhere better then Da Mario, which has been in operation right by the Mercato Centrale since 1953. — Rough Guide

A distinct cafeteria feel and genuine Florentine hospitality prevail. — Fodor's

This lively trattoria is always packed with a mix of stall owners, business people and tourists who all come for the good, traditional, homely food at very reasonable prices. — DK Eyewitness

Arrive by noon to ensure a stool around a shared table at this noisy, busy, brilliant trattoria. — Lonely Planet

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Italian 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At this Florentine institution near Santa Croce, sit in the rose-colored, gilt-laden dining room and sample Tuscan staples like chickpea soup with pasta. — Travel + Leisure

One of the best restaurants in Florence, if not all of Italy—and certainly the most outrageously expensive—this elegant temple to culinary excellence oozes formal, old-fashioned luxury... — Condé Nast Traveler

This elegant, high-class temple to culinary excellence is Florence's best restaurant by a long chalk. — Concierge

Chef Annie Féolde applies French techniques to her versions of refined Tuscan cuisine and does it so well that this is the only restaurant in Tuscany to brandish three shiny Michelin stars. — Lonely Planet

"Mortgage your house" if you must to dine at Annie Féolde's "stunning" Renaissance "beauty" "at least once in your life" assert acolytes of this "luxurious" Croce Italian. — Zagat

IO osteria personale

Italian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Persuade everyone at your table to order the tasting menu to avoid the torture of picking just one dish – everything... is to die for. — Lonely Planet

IO Osteria Personale is a small, elegant, and innovative restaurant in Florence. It's a foodie's delight, with an à la carte menu of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, but no pasta!... — Afar Magazine

The stripped brick and sleek banquette seating wouldn't be out of place in Brooklyn or Shoreditch, but the exceptional food here is resolutely Tuscan. — Frommer's

Run by a young and imaginative team, this is one of the very best restaurants to have opened in Florence in recent years. — Rough Guide

The most remarkable thing about the menu at IO Osteria Personale may be what is missing. — New York Times

La Giostra

Italian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Don't leave without sampling the sinfully rich Viennese Sachertorte, made from an old Habsburg family recipe. — Frommer's

The restaurant, so named because the long, vaulted space once housed a carousel, is a perfectly straightforward restaurant owned and run by Prince Dimitri and Soldano d'Asburgo Lorena. — Travel + Leisure

The constantly changing menu has terrific vegetarian and vegan options, and any meal that does not include truffles is significantly less expensive than those that do. — Fodor's

The cuisine at this storied spot—more luxe comfort food than cutting-edge gourmet—may not quite match the hype (or the prices), but book a table anyway for the Aladdin's Cave décor and... — Condé Nast Traveler

"Hospitable" twin son owners from a "noble family" generate a "warm and welcoming" vibe at this "memorable" Duomo Tuscan. — Zagat

Restaurante Il Latini

Italian 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Locals and tourists alike join the queue to eat at this trattoria. It is popular both for its cuisine (excellent wild boar stew) and its informal, lively atmosphere. — Michelin Guide

Arrive here at 7:30pm to join the crowd massed at the door, for even with a reservation you'll have to wait as they skillfully fit parties together at the communal tables. — Frommer's

A veteran guidebook favourite built around melt-in-your-mouth crostini (toast), Tuscan meats, fine pasta and roasted meats served at shared tables. — Lonely Planet

One of the most fun places I dined at in Italy was Il Latini, in Florence. It's in a large, maze-like building with aged prosciutto hanging from the ceilings, and art collaged upon the... — Afar Magazine

"Get there early" and "be willing to wait your turn among the throngs" at this "rustic", "feel-good" Tuscan in City Center. — Zagat

Trattoria La Casalinga

Italian 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Casalinga means "housewife," and this place has the nostalgic charm of a 1950s kitchen with Tuscan comfort food to match. — Fodor's

This long-established family-run trattoria serves up some of the best low-cost Tuscan dishes in town. — Rough Guide

Family run and locally loved, this busy unpretentious place is one of Florence's cheapest trattorias. — Lonely Planet

In spite of featuring in all the guide books, this Santo Spirito favourite has a loyal local following, and the place is always packed out with a mix of tourists and Florentines who line... — Afar Magazine

Florentines—and the occasional tour group—pile in here for the friendly, family atmosphere and the heaped platters of authentic, homemade cuisine. — Travel + Leisure

Cantinetta Antinori

Italian 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This wine bar offers upscale dinners in intimate surroundings. — Travel + Leisure

The Antinori marchesi started their wine empire 26 generations ago, and, taking their cue from an ancient vintner tradition, installed a wine bar in their 15th-century palazzo 30 years ago. — Frommer's

Tuscany’s most famous wine-making dynasty has given over a portion of their Renaissance city home for oenophiles who want a full meal to accompany their tipple. — Lonely Planet

"Impeccably prepared" "creations" "designed to please every palate" served alongside a "sensational" "wine list worthy of the family pedigree". — Zagat

More than just a wine bar, yet not a full-blown restaurant, this room on the ground floor of one of Florence’s finest Renaissance palaces makes a lovely place to eat. — DK Eyewitness

L'Osteria di Giovanni

Italian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's not the decor that stands out at this friendly neighbourhood eatery, it's the cuisine: Tuscan and creative. — Lonely Planet

This osteria features a sophisticated but social atmosphere, with well-dressed Italians and tourists sharing either the quiet front room or the more communal back room. — Zagat

Their osteria features a sophisticated but social atmosphere, with well-dressed Italians and tourists sharing either the quiet front room or the more communal back room. — Frommer's

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da Nerbone

Italian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nerbone is the love child of a garage and a picnic. — Let's Go

This former stall inside the city's Mercato Centrale has grown over the years into a full-scale trattoria, where food-loving pilgrims line up at lunch for a spot at a marble-topped table... — Condé Nast Traveler

Forge your way past cheese, meat and sausage stalls in Florence's Mercato Centrale to join the lunchtime queue at Nerbone, in the biz since 1872. — Lonely Planet

This tavola calda in the middle of the covered Mercato Centrale has been serving up food to Florentines who like their tripe since 1872. — Fodor's

Nerbone has been stuffing stall owners and market patrons with excellent Florentine cucina povera ("poor people's food") since the Mercato Centrale opened in 1874. — Frommer's

Cibreo

Italian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There's no pasta and no grilled meat -- can this be Tuscany? Rest assured that while Fabio Picchi's culinary creations are a bit out of the ordinary, most are based on antique recipes. — Frommer's

Named after the Tuscan specialty of cockscomb-and-innards soup, Fabio Picchi's trattoria has been delighting foodies for more than 30 years. — Gayot

Those in the know eat virtually the same things in the adjoining more modest trattoria for a fraction of the price. — Insight Guides

Fabio Picchi’s Cibrèo is the first Florentine port-of-call for foodies, known for its superb, creative cuisine and top-notch service. — Rough Guide

Cibrèo... still ranks as one of Florence's top culinary destinations. Fabio Picchi's winning idea was to do refined, top-quality versions of the sort of fare that a Tuscan granny would make. — Concierge

Olio Restaurant

Italian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The “kitchen is in full view” so you can see the “traditional” dishes being prepared at this “elegant” “little” Italian in the Renaissance Palazzo Capponi on Santo Spirito. — Zagat

A stylish little restaurant and food emporium where you can sample creative Tuscan cooking in-house or buy dishes to go. Chequer-board floors and shelves piled with interesting-looking... — Afar Magazine

A gourmet food shop-cum-restaurant that specializes in wine and olive oil. — Rough Guide

Your tastebuds will tingle at the sight of the legs of ham, conserved truffles, wheels of cheese, artisan-made bread and other delectable delicatessen products sold in its shop. — Lonely Planet

This restaurant... doubles as a gastronomic emporium, serving creative Tuscan cooking and selling an impressive selection of wine, cheese, salumi, and prepared foods to go. — Concierge

Trattoria Sostanza

Italian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Sostanza is also known as Il Troia (the trough) because its long, wooden communal tables are always packed with diners enjoying the same signature dishes. — Travel + Leisure

The primi are very simple: pasta in sauce, tortellini in brodo (meat-stuffed pasta in chicken broth), and zuppa alla paesana (peasant soup ribollita). — Frommer's

Not an upscale gourmet place, but popular with locals, and a place to practice my rusty Italian. — Afar Magazine

This full-of-charm hole-in-the-wall—a Florence classic for nearly 150 years—offers just six tables (so do book ahead) and has had the same staff for the past two decades. — Condé Nast Traveler

Since opening its doors in 1869, this trattoria has been serving top-notch, unpretentious food to Florentines who like their bistecca fiorentina very large and very rare. — Fodor's

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Zeb

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Local gastronomes adore this modern, minimalist address with five-star wine list at the foot of the hill leading up to Piazzale Michelangelo, in village-like San Niccolò. Post-panorama,... — Lonely Planet

A new take on traditional cuisine in this unique restaurant in the delightful San Niccolò district. — Michelin Guide

Once a traditional mom-and-pop neighborhood deli, Zeb is now a hip lunch spot in the charming San Niccolò area south of the Arno. — Travel + Leisure

The food is incredibly tasty at this well-priced alimentari (delicatessen). This is home-style Tuscan cuisine at its very best. — Fodor's

Once a humble family deli, Zeb updates the Italian rosticceria formula to offer a series of hot and cold Tuscan dishes with a cordon bleu twist. — Concierge

Ora d'Aria

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you weren't sure what you were looking for, you might miss Marco Stabile's restaurant Ora d'Aria on Via dei Georgofili. The hint of a large birdcage peeking through a tall window in... — Afar Magazine

Marco Stabile... has rapidly established a reputation as one of the city's best restaurateurs, thanks to menus that offer a high-quality mix of the traditional and the innovative. — Rough Guide

If you're a serious gourmand, do not miss this place. — Fodor's

If you're a certified foodie, Marco Stabile's creative Italian restaurant is a must-visit. — Concierge

Seasonality and a modern interpretation of Tuscan food traditions are the overarching themes of his cooking. — Frommer's

Buca dell'Orafo

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Florentine “cellar” restaurant is down steep stairs in an alley by the Ponte Vecchio. The fantastic Tuscan fare is prepared from fresh local ingredients. — DK Eyewitness

This intimate restaurant is helmed by Giordano Monni, who selects ingredients at the nearby San Lorenzo market. Try the chittarini, angel-hair pasta with porcini mushrooms. — Travel + Leisure

The Monni family’s “elegant”, “old-style” standby is renowned for its “zesty” yet “unpretentious” “Tuscan specialties” made with “fresh, seasonal ingredients.” — Zagat

A buca is a cellar joint with half a dozen crowded tables serving good, seasonal Florentine fare. — Frommer's

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Cibreo Trattoria

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

With his mass of snowy white hair and beard, it’s hard to miss restaurateur Fabio Picchi as he flits between the four establishments that make up his gourmet empire. — Travel + Leisure

This trattoria is named after the famous cibreo, a typical stew from Florence. — Michelin Guide

This restaurant offers superbly prepared traditional Tuscan dishes. There is no pasta, but an array of sublime soups and thoroughly Florentine dishes such as tripe, cockscomb or kidneys. — DK Eyewitness

After you taste the velvety passata di peperoni gialli (yellow bell-pepper soup), you won't care much. The stuffed roast rabbit demands the same admiration. — Frommer's

Dine here and you'll instantly understand why a queue gathers outside before it opens. — Lonely Planet

San Niccolo 39

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Mediterranean across the Ponte Vecchio, in the Oltrarno district, is “not packed with tourists” but draws a hip local crowd that comes for “excellent” “imaginative” cooking. — Zagat

It markets itself as a "Mediterranean restaurant", and offers delicious food drawn from a variety of Italian regional cuisines. — Rough Guide

It takes a while to soak in this new Oltrarno contemporary bistro—especially if you come early, when service and atmosphere are both getting up to speed. — Concierge

With street terrace in front and hidden summer garden out the back, this contemporary address in quaint San Niccolȯ is a gem. Fish – both raw and cooked – is the house speciality, with... — Lonely Planet

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'ino Firenze

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Serving arguably the best panini (sandwiches) in town, proprietor Alessandro sources only the very best ingredients. — Fodor's

A useful address for a snack after a visit to the Uffizi or Palazzo Vecchio, this gourmet sandwich bar and deli, hidden away down a narrow lane, serves delicious panini plus the odd... — Afar Magazine

Hidden between the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, this daytime wine bar makes a great lunch spot. — Condé Nast Traveler

Artisan ingredients sourced locally and mixed creatively by passionate gourmet Alessandro Frassica is the secret behind this stylish gourmet sandwich bar near the Uffizi. — Lonely Planet

This daytime wine bar, hidden in a tiny lane between the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio, is a great spot for lunch after a morning spent overdosing on art. — Concierge

Il Santo Graal

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Its name is no concidence. The Holy Grail, with young chef Simone Cipriani at the helm, is rapidly becoming just that when it comes to superb Tuscan cuisine with an inventive twist. Think... — Lonely Planet

An elegant and minimalist ambience pervades the Santo Graal. This gourmet restaurant run by a young chef brings new life to Tuscan traditions with his intense flavours and... — Michelin Guide

‘The Holy Grail’ offers an innovative take on the local cuisine in a stylish, low-lit brick-vaulted room. While he has his culinary feet planted firmly in his native Tuscany, young chef... — Afar Magazine

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