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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Florence

  • #1
    Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890
    #1 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 354 reviewsTripAdvisor (354)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Ghibellina 41/R corner with Via De'Macci, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #2
    Mangiapepe
    #2 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 289 reviewsTripAdvisor (289)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via De' Macci 61/r Zona S.Ambrogio, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #3
    Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi
    #3 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Tuscan
    Via Lambertesca 7r A Pochi Metri Dal Museo Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #4
    Gustarium
    #4 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1683 reviewsTripAdvisor (1683)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Fast Food, Brew Pub, International
    Via Dei Cimatori 24/r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #5
    Melloo
    #5 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripAdvisor (179)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Brew Pub, Pub
    Via Luigi Gordigiani 4r, 50127, Florence Italy
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  • #6
    I' Girone De' Ghiotti
    #6 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2861 reviewsTripAdvisor (2861)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Street Food, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Dei Cimatori 23 Rosso, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #7
    SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot
    #7 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1009 reviewsTripAdvisor (1009)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European
    Borgo la Croce 21/r angolo Piazza Beccaria, 50121, Florence Italy
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  • #8
    Matto Matto
    #8 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse
    Via Nazionale 122 rosso, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #9
    La Nicchietta in Calimaruzza
    #9 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripAdvisor (92)
    $ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via Calimaruzza 12R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #10
    Da Angelo Gelateria
    #10 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ |
    Borgo San Iacopo 25/R, 50125, Florence Italy
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  • #11
    Ristorante Brandolino
    #11 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 919 reviewsTripAdvisor (919)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 3/R Centro Storico Firenze, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #12
    Le Volte
    #12 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripAdvisor (179)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Tuscan, Central-Italian, European, Grill
    Via Dell' Orto 5r San Frediano, 50124, Florence Italy
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  • #13
    Fattoria Rossi Firenze
    #13 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 724 reviewsTripAdvisor (724)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gastropub, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Piazza De' Davanzati 3 R, 50123, Florence Italy
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  • #14
    Panini Toscani
    #14 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4900 reviewsTripAdvisor (4900)
    $ | 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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  • #15
    Schiacciamatta
    #15 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 229 reviewsTripAdvisor (229)
    $ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Borgo la croce 68r, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #16
    Il Bufalo Trippone
    #16 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2051 reviewsTripAdvisor (2051)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Deli, Street Food
    Via dell'Anguillara, 48R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #17
    Indian Palace
    #17 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    Via Guelfa 96R, 50129, Florence Italy
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  • #18
    Le Cappelle Medicee
    #18 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3445 reviewsTripAdvisor (3445)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Via del Canto dei Nelli, 30R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #19
    Salino Restaurant & Wine Bar
    #19 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripAdvisor (126)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan
    Via Ghibellina 69/R, 50122, Florence Italy
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  • #20
    VETRERIA Ristorante Boutique
    #20 of 3,296 Places to Eat in Florence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 887 reviewsTripAdvisor (887)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Steakhouse, Tuscan, Grill
    Via del Proconsolo 30 r - 32 r Incrocio Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
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