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Enoteca Pinchiorri

Italian 90 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

The food is as magnificent as the plaudits suggest, but the formality of the place is not to everyone's taste, and the prices are delirious. — Rough Guide

"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

A surprising, inventive twist on Italian cooking is the main draw at this acclaimed restaurant. — Gayot

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

Il Santo Bevitore

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

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

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

Florentines and other lovers of good food flock to "The Holy Drinker" for tasty, well-priced dishes. — Fodor's

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

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

Trattoria Mario

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Giostra

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

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

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

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

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

IO osteria personale

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

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

The young owner of this restaurant has an interesting background - a former vet with a passion for food. — Michelin Guide

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

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

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

Ora d'Aria

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

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

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

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

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

Looking to save a little while still experiencing culinary excellence? Ora d'Aria is also open for lunch. — Afar Magazine

Restaurante Il Latini

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

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 walls. — Afar Magazine

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

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

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

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

da Nerbone

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

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

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

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

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

Trattoria La Casalinga

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

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

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

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

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

In spite of the high numbers of tourists that flock to this no-frills trattoria, it is still very much a family-run eatery where the food is wholesome and plentiful. — DK Eyewitness

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

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

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

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

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

L'Osteria di Giovanni

Italian 81 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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Cibreo

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

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

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

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

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

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 — Afar Magazine

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

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

Trattoria Sostanza

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

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

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Il Santo Graal

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

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

‘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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Buca Lapi

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

Prices at this vaulted basement eatery have risen astronomically, and for no apparent reason, but the quality is still spot-on. — Frommer's

This buca (hole) is a lively restaurant filled with Florentine aristocrats chowing down on what might be the best (and most expensive) bistecca fiorentina in town. — Fodor's

“Go with a healthy appetite” implore “locals and tourists” who reserve tables at this circa-1880 “temple to beef” in the basement of an 11th-century palazzo. — Zagat

The restaurant is part of the Marchesi Antinori winery, which is located in Palazzo Antinori, the Renaissance palace that has been the winery's home since the 1500's. — Travel + Leisure

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