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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. 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 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ | Cafe
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #2 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Italian, Diner
    Via Lambertesca 7 A Pochi Metri Dal Museo Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #3 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 816 reviewsTripAdvisor (816)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    Borgo la Croce 21/r, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    Gustarium
    #4 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1396 reviewsTripAdvisor (1396)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    Mangiapepe
    #5 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #6 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2416 reviewsTripAdvisor (2416)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Deli, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    Schiacciamatta
    #7 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    $ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo la croce 68r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    VETRERIA Ristorante Boutique
    #8 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 474 reviewsTripAdvisor (474)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Steakhouse, Tuscan
    Via del Proconsolo 30 r - 32 r Incrocio Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    Da Angelo Gelateria
    #9 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ | Italian
    Borgo San Iacopo 25/R, 50125, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    Le Volte
    #10 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, European, Grill, Diner
    Via Dell' Orto 5r San Frediano, 50124, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #11 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 649 reviewsTripAdvisor (649)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    Panini Toscani
    #12 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4662 reviewsTripAdvisor (4662)
    $ | 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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  • #13
    Il Bufalo Trippone
    #13 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2001 reviewsTripAdvisor (2001)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Deli, Street Food
    Via dell'Anguillara, 48R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    La Schiaccia della Signoria
    #14 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ | Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12/5, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #15
    SandwiChic
    #15 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via San Gallo 3/r, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Il Nutino
    #16 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2889 reviewsTripAdvisor (2889)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo San Lorenzo 39 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Bisteccheria Santa Croce
    #17 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 377 reviewsTripAdvisor (377)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian, European
    Largo Piero Bargellini 2 Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #18 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2910 reviewsTripAdvisor (2910)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    Indian Palace
    #19 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    Via Guelfa 96R, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    La Boheme Restaurant & Cafe
    #20 of 3,200 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1163 reviewsTripAdvisor (1163)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Seafood, Grill
    Via Guelfa 30 Quartiere San Lorenzo, 50129, Florence Italy
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