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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 for fresh produce, bread, cheese and meat and create your own meal. 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
    Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890
    #1 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ | Cafe
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Mangiapepe
    #2 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 118 reviewsTripAdvisor (118)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #3 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 767 reviewsTripAdvisor (767)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    Borgo la Croce 21/r, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    Chianineria Trattoria dall'Oste - Duomo
    #4 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1498 reviewsTripAdvisor (1498)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse
    Borgo San Lorenzo 31, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    VETRERIA Ristorante Boutique
    #5 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 338 reviewsTripAdvisor (338)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Steakhouse, Tuscan
    Via del Proconsolo 30 r - 32 r Incrocio Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    Gustarium
    #6 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1306 reviewsTripAdvisor (1306)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #7 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2217 reviewsTripAdvisor (2217)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Deli, Street Food
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    Schiacciamatta
    #8 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ | Italian
    Borgo la croce 68r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    Da Angelo Gelateria
    #9 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ | Italian
    Borgo San Iacopo 25/R, 50125, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #10 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 564 reviewsTripAdvisor (564)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Panini Toscani
    #11 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4575 reviewsTripAdvisor (4575)
    $ | Italian, Healthy, Street Food
    Piazza del Duomo, 34/R Close to Museo Opera Del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    La Schiaccia della Signoria
    #12 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 214 reviewsTripAdvisor (214)
    $ | Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12/5, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #13
    Chianineria - Trattoria dall'Oste
    #13 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1255 reviewsTripAdvisor (1255)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue
    Via De' Cerchi 40/R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    Indian Palace
    #14 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    Via Guelfa 96R, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #15
    Il Bufalo Trippone
    #15 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1985 reviewsTripAdvisor (1985)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Deli, Street Food
    Via dell'Anguillara, 48R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #16 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2768 reviewsTripAdvisor (2768)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #17 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 66 reviewsTripAdvisor (66)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Diner, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Lambertesca 7, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Il Nutino
    #18 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2719 reviewsTripAdvisor (2719)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Borgo San Lorenzo 39 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    SandwiChic
    #19 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2293 reviewsTripAdvisor (2293)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food
    Via San Gallo 3/r, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    La Boheme Restaurant & Cafe
    #20 of 3,170 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1073 reviewsTripAdvisor (1073)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Seafood, Grill
    Via Guelfa 30 Quartiere San Lorenzo, 50129, Florence Italy
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