Restaurants in Florence

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Florence. From cheap eateries catering to art students to sophisticated contemporary restaurants serving international cuisine.

The Florence restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and grouped into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (over €80)
Moderate (€40 to €80)
Cheap (under €40)

The prices are for an average three-course meal for one person and a half bottle of house wine or the cheapest equivalent. Prices include IVA of 10% but do not include service charge or tip. Beware of a ‘cover charge’ for bread and napkins, and check to see if a service charge has been added to your bill.

Ristorante la Giostra

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: European

Owned by a Hapsburg prince, this cosy restaurant is busy at lunchtime but more intimate in the evening, making it perfect for a romantic evening meal. Flavours are mainly Tuscan, but with some Austrian influence. The seasonal menu might include white truffles or Chianina beef. Desserts are both Italian and Viennese.

Address: Via Borgo Pinti 12r, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 241 341.

Cantinetta Antinori

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Tuscan

Owned by Tuscany's most famous winemakers, Antinori, and housed in the family's elegant palazzo, this refined restaurant pitches super-Tuscans and great Chiantis from their extensive estates. Subtle food flavours predominate on the menu and accompany diners in their vinous deliberations, with dishes such as rolls of glazed veal and artichokes.

Address: Palazzo Antinori, Piazza Antinori 3, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 292 234.

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Fine dining

This classy restaurant serves gourmet Italian cuisine with great panache. The food is sourced from local artisans and producers in Tuscany and the wine cellar is one of the world's largest with over 150,000 bottles. An unforgettable experience, topped off with great decor of frescoed ceilings and renaissance inspiration.

Address: Via Ghibellina 87, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 242 757.

Cucina Torcicoda

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian

You could come here three times and have a different experience each time, because this popular ‘kitchen’ by Santa Croce has three different menus and three different dining areas, so you can choose from the pizzeria, osteria or restaurant. Food is excellent with innovative takes on Italian classics.

Address: Via Torta 5 r, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 265 4329.

Osteria Caffé Italiano

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Tuscan

This Santa Croce trattoria is in vogue, drawing Hollywood stars and ambassadors with its Old World rustic charm. It does simple Tuscan dishes extremely well. Dark wooden cabinets groan with salamis and bottles of wine in the front room, while waiters bustle about under the chandeliers in the vaulted dining room behind.

Address: Via Isola delle Stinche 11/13r, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 289 368.

Fusion bar and restaurant

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Fusion

This cool, contemporary restaurant attracts a fashionable crowd of locals plus guests from the stylish Gallery Art Hotel next door. If you’re tired of pasta, the oriental dishes here will delight. Serving up innovative Nikkei cuisine (a blend of Japanese and Peruvian dishes), fusion food and sushi, you’ll leave with your taste buds tingling.

Address: Vicolo dell'Oro, 3, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 2726 6987.

La Cucina del Garga

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Italian

This family-friendly restaurant supplies both adults and children with crayons to draw directly onto the tablecloth. While the place is adorned with previously decorated napkins and tablecloths hanging from the walls and ceilings, the food is cheap and cheerful with interesting twists on classics such as pistachio pesto.

Address: Via San Zanobi 33-R, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 475 286.

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Tuscan

This gastrodome near the Ponte Vecchio incorporates a deli, bakery, coffee bar and sales outlet for the wines of the prestigious Chianti vineyards of Castello di Verrazzano. Specialities include savoury-filled focaccia bread and a delicious array of crostini and cold meats, which can be sampled with the estate's wines at the tables.

Address: Via dei Tavolini 18-20r, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 268 590.

Antico Ristoro di Cambi

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Tuscan

This family-run restaurant overlooking the Arno is a traditional Tuscan trattoria offering bare brick walls and a warm welcome. The antipasti and the bisteccaallafiorentina (a T-bone steak dabbed with virgin olive oil and cooked over glowing charcoal) are both excellent, while vegetarians will enjoy dishes such as penne with pumpkin flowers.

Address: Via San Onofrio 1r, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39 55 217 134.