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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.

Expensive

Cantinetta Antinori

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: , Piazza Antinori 3, Florence, 50123
Telephone: +39 55 292 234.
Website: http://www.cantinetta-antinori.com

Enoteca Pinchiorri

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, 50122
Telephone: +39 55 242 777.
Website: http://enotecapinchiorri.it

Ristorante la Giostra

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, 50121
Telephone: +39 55 241 341.
Website: http://www.ristorantelagiostra.com

Moderate

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

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/r, Florence, 50122
Telephone: +39 55 268 590.
Website: http://www.verrazzano.com/en/la-cantinetta-in-florence

Cucina Torcicoda

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, 50122
Telephone: +39 55 265 4329.
Website: http://www.cucinatorcicoda.com

La Cucina del Garga

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 moderately priced and cheerful with interesting twists on classics such as pistachio pesto.

Address: , Via San Zanobi 33-R, Florence, 50129
Telephone: +39 55 475 286.
Website: http://www.garga.it

Cheap

Amici di Ponte Vecchio Da Stefano

Cuisine: Italian

Hidden in a side street close to the Ponte Vecchio, this popular little spot serves a wide choice of pizzas, sandwiches, sausages and other Tuscan street food specialities. There's limited seating inside, so grab a take-away or perch on a stool in front and watch the world go by as you eat.

Address: , Via De' Bardi 39, Florence, 50125
Telephone: +39 55 28 53 01.

Antico Ristoro di Cambi

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, 50123
Telephone: +39 55 217 134.
Website: http://www.anticoristorodicambi.it

Aurelio I'Re del Lampredotto

Cuisine: Italian

The house specialty at this little kiosk on Piazza Tanucci is lampredotto, a hearty Florentine dish consisting of finely chopped cow stomach slowly cooked in vegetable broth and served in a soft white bread roll. Less adventurous eaters can opt for roasted pork or sausage fillings instead. Conveniently located only a 15-minute-walk away from Santa Maria Novella Train Station, this popular spot makes for a good pit stop on a sightseeing tour. 

Address: , Piazza Bernardo Tanucci SNC, Florence, 50134
Telephone: +39 338 765 29 90.
Website: http://www.aureliopaninolampredotto-firenze.com

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