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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Florence

  • #1
    Mangiapepe
    #1 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 300 reviewsTripAdvisor (300)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890
    #2 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 374 reviewsTripAdvisor (374)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, European, Tuscan, Bar, Pub
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    Gustarium
    #3 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1764 reviewsTripAdvisor (1764)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #4 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 541 reviewsTripAdvisor (541)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Tuscan
    Via Lambertesca 7r A Pochi Metri Dal Museo Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #5 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2959 reviewsTripAdvisor (2959)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    Melloo
    #6 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 263 reviewsTripAdvisor (263)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, American, Brew Pub
    Via Luigi Gordigiani 4r, 50127, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    Matto Matto
    #7 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 187 reviewsTripAdvisor (187)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Pizza
    Via Nazionale 122 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #8 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1050 reviewsTripAdvisor (1050)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Seafood, European
    Borgo la Croce 21/r angolo Piazza Beccaria, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    La Nicchietta in Calimaruzza
    #9 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    Le Volte
    #10 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 192 reviewsTripAdvisor (192)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Grill
    Via Dell' Orto 5r San Frediano, 50124, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Panini Toscani
    #11 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4934 reviewsTripAdvisor (4934)
    $ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Healthy, Street Food
    Piazza del Duomo, 34/R Close to Museo Opera Del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    Osteria Antica Casa Torre
    #12 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Grill, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza San Pier Maggiore 7r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #13
    Da Angelo Gelateria
    #13 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $ |
    Borgo San Iacopo 25/R, 50125, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    Fattoria Rossi Firenze
    #14 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 738 reviewsTripAdvisor (738)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gastropub, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza De' Davanzati 3 R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #15
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #15 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 957 reviewsTripAdvisor (957)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Il Bufalo Trippone
    #16 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2059 reviewsTripAdvisor (2059)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Deli, Street Food
    Via dell'Anguillara, 48R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #17 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3627 reviewsTripAdvisor (3627)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Schiacciamatta
    #18 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 238 reviewsTripAdvisor (238)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo la croce 68r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    Ristorante da Lino
    #19 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 999 reviewsTripAdvisor (999)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Tuscan
    Via Sant'Elisabetta 6r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    Sogni e Sapori Avocaderia
    #20 of 2,762 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 555 reviewsTripAdvisor (555)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 22r, 50122, Florence Italy
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