Where to eat and drink in Florence, Italy

Few cities have got the same amount of history, culture & charm as Florence, Italy. The capitol of Tuscany got million places to eat and drink but I've gathered a few that you definitely shouldn't miss on your trip.

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In a city like Florence with such a vast amounts of tourists it can sometimes be challenging finding the local sweet spots. I’ve gathered a list of bars & restaurants which some are classic unicorns from tripadvisor but most of them I’ve been recommended by my friends Fredrika & Sarah who used to live there. Typical local food to try: Bistecca alla FiorentinaTrippa alla FiorentinaPappardelle sulla lepreRibollita & pappa al pomodoro and of course loads of beautiful Tuscan wine.


Restaurants, gelaterias and bars to check out in Florence:

  • Amblé (Bar but also nice to have brunch at their cozy terrace. Great escape from all the tourists)
  • Cibrèo (Prob. one of the best restaurants in Florence.)
  • SBrino Gelato (the best pistachio gelato I’ve ever had)
  • Trattoria Cammillo (authentic Tuscan food in an old school Trattoria)
  • Il Santo Bevitore (home-style cooking for a valuable price)
  • Grom (one of the best gelatos in town)
  • Gosh* (Coctail bar with beautiful interior next to Il Santino)
  • S. Forno Panificio (bakery – breakfast spot)
  • Trattoria Sabatino (low key place with great food and a lot of family vibe. Very cheap and unpolished. On the downside – can be quite a lot of tourists sometimes.)
  • Gelateria La Carraia (great ice cream)
  • Il Santino (Winebar)
  • Gusta Pizza (self explanatory)
  • Le Volpi e l’uva (Wine bar)
  • La Ménagére (bistro)
  • Perche No? (wonderful ice cream)
  • Pitti Gola E Cantina (Wine bar & Italian restaurant)
  • Trattoria Anna (Classic super authentic bisteca fiorentina made by 75+ Anna. Never seen a tourist there)
  • Artbar (Kitschy Bar with massive decorated cocktails – genuine vibe)
  • Montecarla (Kitschy Club)
  • Ristorante La Giostra
  • Il Contadino (A great value lunch spot with traditional Tuscan food. Also few tourists here. The headline photo in this article is from Il Contadino)
  • Ora D’Aria (Local delicacies from Tuscany)
  • Start of a night out at the Piazza Santo Spirito, a square where a lot of bars and restaurants are located.




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 Ravioli w/ ricotta and tomato sauce R. Siena Pork (Iberico style) with roasted potatoes. Ploppestable, Petter Bäcklund

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Espresso in Cortona, Italy

Syrah Tuscan Ploppe's table alltommat

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