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What to Eat in Florence

Florence is known not only for its famous art, but also for its simple yet delicious cuisine, as well as its wine from neighboring towns in Tuscany. While restaurants tend to be overpriced, you can do as the Italians do and head to Mercato Centrale Firenze for fresh produce, bread, cheese and meat and create your own meal. Several of the top tours in Florence can also help you navigate the market and learn how to cook like an Italian. If you'd rather eat out, recent travelers praised the delectable Italian food and warm ambiance of Pitti Gola e Cantina and the Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco, near the Boboli Gardens. For a romantic dinner, make a reservation at Ristorante La Giostra, an intimate restaurant known for its gourmet cuisine, extensive wine list (bottles fill every nook and cranny of the restaurant) and as being the former resting place of the Salvemini Square carousel.

Tuscan cuisine is all about simplicity. Hearty pastas flavored only with a few ingredients are still somehow rich and multi-faceted. Fish and meats are also well-represented in the Tuscan repertoire. Like most of the Mediterranean, olive oil is an important ingredient in almost every dish.

Florence is also filled with a multitude of gelato stands. The pistachio flavor is the key to differentiating between the good ones from the not-so-great ones (the darker the color, the better). You'll find authentic gelaterias with pistachio gelato around the Piazza di Santa Croce and in Oltrarno.

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  • #1
    Gustarium
    #1 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1994 reviewsTripadvisor (1994)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Healthy, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890
    #2 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 429 reviewsTripadvisor (429)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, European, Tuscan
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #3 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 697 reviewsTripadvisor (697)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Tuscan
    Via Lambertesca 7r A Pochi Metri Dal Museo Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    180 Grammi Burgers & Beers
    #4 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 105 reviewsTripadvisor (105)
    Italian, Fast Food
    Via Pietrapiana 11R Via Pietrapiana 11/ R, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    Pizzagnolo - Pizza e Sfizi
    #5 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 107 reviewsTripadvisor (107)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    Via Dell' Agnolo 105/107R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    Pitti Express
    #6 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 86 reviewsTripadvisor (86)
    $ | Cafe, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Healthy, Fast Food, Street Food
    Via Romana 40/r, 50125, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #7 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3303 reviewsTripadvisor (3303)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    Mangiapepe
    #8 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 352 reviewsTripadvisor (352)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    Osteria Vecchio Cancello
    #9 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1566 reviewsTripadvisor (1566)
    $ - $$ | Tuscan
    Via Guelfa 138r Ristorante con pedana e giardino privato al 100blu, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #10 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1099 reviewsTripadvisor (1099)
    $ - $$ | Healthy, Bar, Pizza, Pub
    Borgo la Croce 21/r angolo Piazza Beccaria, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Bambi Trippa e Lampredotto
    #11 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripadvisor (158)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Street Food
    Mercato Centrale, Via Dell' Ariento Inside San Lorenzo Central Market, ground floor, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    La Nicchietta in Calimaruzza
    #12 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 174 reviewsTripadvisor (174)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #13
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #13 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1111 reviewsTripadvisor (1111)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    Ristorante La Cupola
    #14 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripadvisor (179)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Central-Italian, Italian, Tuscan
    Via Matteo Palmieri 31/R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #15
    Ristorante OLIVIERO 1962
    #15 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1515 reviewsTripadvisor (1515)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Contemporary
    Via delle Terme 51/R Near Via Tornabuoni, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Matto Matto
    #16 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 427 reviewsTripadvisor (427)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Nazionale 122r, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #17 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3853 reviewsTripadvisor (3853)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Osteria Antica Casa Torre
    #18 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 288 reviewsTripadvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Grill
    Piazza San Pier Maggiore 7r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    Panini Toscani
    #19 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5002 reviewsTripadvisor (5002)
    $ | Italian, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Street Food
    Piazza del Duomo, 34/R Close to Museo Opera Del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    Il Nutino
    #20 of 2,754 Places to Eat in Florence
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4208 reviewsTripadvisor (4208)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo San Lorenzo 39 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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