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Il Santo Bevitore

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

“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

Il Santo Bevitore has a buzzy, casual vibe, and an imaginative menu that ranges from wooden platters of excellent cold cuts and cheeses to meat and fish specialties. — Travel + Leisure

"The Holy Drinker" is an airy, stylish and hugely popular gastronomic enoteca with a small but classy menu of seasonal food. — Rough Guide

The food is based on fresh, locally sourced produce, and it's as good a spot for a glass of wine and plate of cheese and salumi as for a full meal. — Condé Nast Traveler

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

Trattoria Mario

Italian 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

Most of the menu is simple...ultra-cheap, classic Tuscan fare. — Concierge

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

Cramped it may be, but rustic Da Mario, located at the back of the mercato centrale, serves up a menu of consistently reliable Florentine classics to a mix of stall workers, business folk... — Afar Magazine

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

Enoteca Pinchiorri

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

One of Florence's temples of gourmet dining, this elegant restaurant boasts a legendary wine list that will delight wine enthusiasts. — Michelin Guide

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

"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

One of Florence and Italy’s most prestigious restaurants, in a 17th-century palace, with a delightful courtyard for dining in the open air. — Insight Guides

Michelin-starred Pinchiorri is frequently described as Italy’s finest restaurant and it has one of Europe’s best stocked cellars with over 80,000 bottles. — DK Eyewitness

La Giostra

Italian 85 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

You've got to eat in La Giostra, north of Santa Croce, at least once... Prince Dimitri and his two sons run an opulent ship, which sails along on rich flavors. — Concierge

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

Dishes incorporating seasonal mushrooms and truffles are particular specialties. — Condé Nast Traveler

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

IO osteria personale

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

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

If you're a curious gastronome without the budget to splash out on culinary temples like Enoteca Pinchiorri, this is your place. — Concierge

Set in a former butcher's shop now kitted out in artisanal-chic style, this inventive spot specializes in contemporary cuisine...at friendly prices. — Condé Nast Traveler

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 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

Restaurante Il Latini

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

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

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

There is always a crowd of both foreigners and locals clamouring for a table outside I Latini’s large, noisy trattoria, where huge hams hang from the ceiling. — DK Eyewitness

The lively, friendly atmosphere makes the decent Tuscan home cooking taste all the better. — Concierge

It may be the noisiest, most crowded trattoria in Florence, but it's also one of the most fun. — Fodor's

L'Osteria di Giovanni

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

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

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

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da Nerbone

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

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

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

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

Located on the first floor of the bustling central market, Nerbone’s food stall has been serving up steaming plates of warming nourishment to hungry market workers since 1872 and is a... — Afar Magazine

Trattoria La Casalinga

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

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

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

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

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

Cantinetta Antinori

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

After a morning of shopping on Via Tornabuoni, stop for lunch in this 15th-century palazzo in the company of Florentine ladies (and men). — Fodor's

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

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

The menu is creative Tuscan, so an excellent soup of chestnuts and porcini mushrooms might be followed by salt cod with leeks, tomatoes, and chickpeas, or an old standard like bistecca fiorentina. — Concierge

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

Cibreo

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

The flagship of the Fabio Picchi empire, this elegant restaurant is an essential stop for anyone interested in modern Tuscan cuisine. — Lonely Planet

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

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

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

Olio Restaurant

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

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

This slightly fussy, but nevertheless thoroughly satisfying little restaurant is set in tiled surrounds inside one of the Oltrarno's best delicatessens. — Frommer's

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Zeb

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

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

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

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

Offers a variety of hearty, hot and cold Tuscan dishes: huge, overstuffed ravioli filled with seasonal produce and local cheeses, long-braised meats, including lampredotto. — Condé Nast Traveler

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

Ora d'Aria

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

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

The young Tuscan chef at this restaurant boasts experience acquired in some of the region's best addresses. — Michelin Guide

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

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 →

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

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

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

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

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Cibreo Trattoria

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

This intimate little trattoria, known to locals as Cibreino, shares its kitchen with the famed Florentine culinary institution from which it gets its name. — Fodor's

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 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 →

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

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 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 a street terrace at the front and hidden summer garden out the back, this contemporary address in quaint San Niccolȯ is a gem — 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 →

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

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

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

Part-delicatessen, part- sandwich bar, 'Ino serves what are possibly the most delectable panini in Florence, all made to order, using only the finest ingredients; the wine on offer is similarly fine. — Rough Guide

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

Il Santo Graal

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

‘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

This gourmet restaurant run by a young chef brings new life to Tuscan traditions with his intense flavours and reinterpretations of local culinary favourites. — Michelin Guide

Superb Tuscan cuisine with an inventive twist. Think kale-dressed spaghetti in a ribollita broth or orange-spiced chickpea soup. — Lonely Planet

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