Italy For Foodies: Top Ten List for Florence Restaurants


Below is a list of ten fabulous restaurants in Florence Italy that you should check out next time you’re thinking Italian for your holiday.

  • Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori (Travellers’ Choice 2012 Winner Restaurant): Located near Palazzo Vechio and serves traditional fare from a blackboard menu under wood beamed ceilings. It is also recommended in a very Italian, very unpretentious food guide Il Mangiarozzo. Reservations are mandatory. Address: Via dei Magazzini 3r | Hours: Tues-Sat 9am -11pm; Sun noon-2:30pm | Phone: 055 293045 | Spend: First course €6 – 8; main course €10 – 14. (PHOTO ABOVE).
  • Brown Sugar: Located in the heart of  town, overlooking Piazza San Firenze and via della Condotta, 100 metres from Piazza Signoria is a cocktail lounge and eatery that peeps rave about. Address: Piazza di San Firenze 5 | Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:30pm; 7pm-11pm | Phone: 055 217031 | Spend: €20 – 32.
  • Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina: This place served  fresh pastas, local cheeses with charcuterie and pops the cork on great wines, all within view of the Pitti Palace. Address: Piazza Pitti 16 | Hours: From 1pm to Midnight | Phone: 005 212704 | Spend: €41 – 69

  • Zeb: Here you order whatever the family has cooking on the stove.  They also run a food shop next door. Address: Via San Miniato 2 Rosso/r | Hours: Mon-Tue 9:30 am-8 pm; Thu-Sat 9:30 am-10:30 pm; Sun 9:30 am-5 pm | Phone: 055 2342864 | Spend: €20 – 25
  • Trattoria da Ginone: Traditional Tuscan trattoria in a casual setting that is praised for being warm and welcoming. Address: Via dei Serragli 35r | Hours: Closed Sunday | Phone: 055 218758 | Prices: €20 – 30.

Note: the above five list of recommended restaurants in Florence Italy comes from the world of Trip Advisor, so bear in mind that its recommended through/via their audience and their top picks.

And, now for five other recommendations:

  • L’Osteria di Giovanni: Run by a famous family in the Florentine dining scene. This osteria has a charcoal grill where you can order your Bistecca alla Fiorentina. You can also order something different from what you might be used to: Braised rabbit with Vernaccia wine and green olives.  Address:  Via del Moro 22, Florence | Hours: 12:30pm-3pm ; 7pm-11pm | Phone: 055 284897 | Spend: €30 – 45.
  • Il Santo Bevitore: The tables were packed with local shopkeepers and neighbours for lunch. Address: Via Santo Spirito 64/66, Florence | Hours: 12:30pm-2:30pm ; 19:30pm-23:30pm | Phone: 055 211264 | Spend: €15 – 50.


  • Hostaria Il Desco: They have gluten free menu options. Reservations are recommended cause during the nights the locals take over. Address: Via delle Terme 23/R | Hours: Closed on Monday at dinner | Phone: 055 294882 | Prices: €15 – 40.
  • Ristorante Accademia: Ristorante Accademia is situated in the historical San Marco square, just a stone’s throw away from Michelangelo’s David. It’s a four course meal, with each course paired with a wine carefully selected by sommelier Gianni. Address: Piazza San Marco 7/R | Hours: 12pm-3pm; 7pm-11pm |  Phone: 055 217343 | Spend: €20 – 40.
  • Trattoria la Casalinga: It’s inexpensive, it’s cozy and it is packed with people. Address: Via Michelozzi 9/R | Hours: Monday-Saturday. 12 – 2:30; 7-10|  Phone: 055 2679243 | Spend: €12-20

 Photo credit: Enoteca Pitti Gola a Cantina - Trattoria da Ginone – seeutonight, last photo: