Eating in Florence
Enjoying great food and excellent wine in Florence is not difficult at all! Aside from trying out the places that are often recommended in the guide books, just walk down any street and Florence and select a trattoria, enoteca or restaurant in Florence that seems appealing and you'll surely eat a fine meal!
Or how about gelaterias? There are so many that surely there are ones that offer better gelato than others? Trying them out is the fun part, so enjoy!
We understand that might not be enough to go on, so with time we'll be adding additional recommendations and reviews of places we've tried out or that someone else recommends.
Read full article "Vendemmia with Friends"
Part of what charms everyone about Tuscany are the traditions. The vendemmia or grape harvest, is one tradition that has been romantizied about in films, books and photos. One of the best ways to participate is to find yourself in the countryside in mid to late September in one of the many agritourims or B&B in Tuscany.
Read full article "Paulistano"
Ready to try something different from local cuisine? Try a bit of Italy mixed with Brazil at Paulistano in the San Lorenzo neighborhood! The couple from Sao Paolo have recently opened a bistro café that offers everything for a sweet breakfast, a refreshing fruit smoothie in the afternoon, a light lunch or the perfect spot for drinks and dinner while enjoying their outdoor, private garden.
Read full article "Gelato in Florence"
There are a lot of gelato shops in Florence, several almost on every block downtown. So where should you head to get the best gelato? Here are our reviews of what we consider are some of the best "gelaterie" in Florence!
Read full article "Where to eat a good bistecca in Florence"
Florence is definitely a city for meat lovers: the T-bone steak, known as the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, is one of the most famous dishes in town. While you can find it almost everywhere in the city, here we offer some of the restaurants or trattorie where you will be able to enjoy a great bistecca!
Read full article "Hard Rock Cafe" Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe
Enjoy the great music, the world famous collection of rock n' roll memorabilia on its walls and a great meal within the beautiful setting of the historical building in the center of Florence the Hard Rock Cafe calls home. With our "Skip-the-line" voucher (and special VF coupon to download), you can be seated quickly, enjoy a delicious, affordable meal at one of the best cafes in the world.
Read full article "Best Panini in Florence"
If you're looking to grand a quick, delicious lunch in Florence, head to one of our top 5 panini shops where you can enjoy a yummy panino sandwich with a glass of red wine where you can eat well without spending too much.
Read full article "Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence"
Looking for vegetarian or vegan dining options in Florence? Nowadays, even several of the more traditional trattoria include one or two vegetarian options on their menu, but fortunately there are also restaurants offering only vegetarian meals. Read our list of the top vegetarian restaurants in Florence to try out on your visit to the city!
Read full article "Best Aperitivo in Florence"
You'll see and hear "aperitivo" all over Florence and it means before dinner cocktails but in Florence, they are so popular you have to know where the best ones are at. Here we offer our suggestions of the best ones in the historical center!
Read full article "Eating out in Florence"
A few restaurants we recommend trying out while in Florence.
Read full article "Wine Tasting in Florence"
Want to do wine tastings of the best Tuscan wines right in Florence? At the Piazza del Vino wine bar/shop/restaurant you can enjoy a great late afternoon aperitivo and taste Tuscany's great wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Bolgheri wines.
Read full article "Restaurants for a special occasion"
Are you going to celebrate a special occasion in Florence or just want to surprise your partner with a romantic dinner? Do not miss our tips on the most elegant restaurants in Florence where you can enjoy a special meal, often with a view.
Read full article "il Pizzaiuolo"
The Pizzaiuolo is an excellent pizza parlor specialized in making Naples-style pizza. Located steps from the Sant'Ambrogio market on Via dei Macci, it is right across the street from the well-known Cibreo in the Santa Croce neighborhood.
Read full article "4 Leoni"
The Quattro Leoni is a typical Florentine trattoria in Florence's center in the Oltrarno. Located a few steps from the Pitti Palace in small, hidden piazza, the restaurant serves delicious dishes, such as the Tuscan ribollita and Peposo stew.