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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
    Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890
    #1 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 375 reviewsTripAdvisor (375)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, European, Tuscan
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #2 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 570 reviewsTripAdvisor (570)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Tuscan
    Via Lambertesca 7r A Pochi Metri Dal Museo Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    Mangiapepe
    #3 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 311 reviewsTripAdvisor (311)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    Gustarium
    #4 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1780 reviewsTripAdvisor (1780)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #5 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3026 reviewsTripAdvisor (3026)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    Bambi Trippa e Lampredotto
    #6 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    $ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Street Food
    Via Dell' Ariento 2 Inside San Lorenzo Central Market, ground floor, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #7 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1068 reviewsTripAdvisor (1068)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    Borgo la Croce 21/r angolo Piazza Beccaria, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    Matto Matto
    #8 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Nazionale 122 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    La Nicchietta in Calimaruzza
    #9 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    Melloo
    #10 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Brew Pub
    Via Luigi Gordigiani 4r, 50127, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Le Volte
    #11 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 200 reviewsTripAdvisor (200)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Grill
    Via Dell' Orto 5r San Frediano, 50124, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    Panini Toscani
    #12 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4937 reviewsTripAdvisor (4937)
    $ | 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
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #13 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 976 reviewsTripAdvisor (976)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    Ristorante da Lino
    #14 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1030 reviewsTripAdvisor (1030)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Tuscan
    Via Sant'Elisabetta 6r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #15
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #15 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3633 reviewsTripAdvisor (3633)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Indian Palace
    #16 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 499 reviewsTripAdvisor (499)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    Via Guelfa 96R, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Osteria Antica Casa Torre
    #17 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Mediterranean, Grill
    Piazza San Pier Maggiore 7r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Fattoria Rossi Firenze
    #18 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 739 reviewsTripAdvisor (739)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gastropub, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza De' Davanzati 3 R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    Schiacciamatta
    #19 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo la croce 68r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    VETRERIA Ristorante Boutique
    #20 of 2,750 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 986 reviewsTripAdvisor (986)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Steakhouse, Tuscan, Seafood, Grill
    Via del Proconsolo 30 r - 32 r Incrocio Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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