Florence at table
Within a few meters you can find the essence of Florentine cuisine: from tractor characteristics, to restaurants overlooking the Old Bridge and the Arno, to star kitchens.
Borgo San Jacopo - 1 Michelin - Borgo S. Jacopo 62 r: within the Hotel Lungarno, one of the most charming hotels in the city, the restaurant shares its elegant and exclusive style. His kitchen is led by Claudio Mengoni, back in Florence - about three years ago - after experiences with important multi-star maisons. The careful selection of Italian products among his hands is transformed into refined creations of meat, fish or vegetables, respectful of seasonality and beautiful to see. Excellent wine selection: sommelier Salvatore Biscotti takes care of a paper with about a thousand labels, where there are verticals of great wines but also covered by small producers. The privilege added to such quality is to be able to book one of the few romantic tables on the balcony in front of the Arno
Buca Mario: for over 100 years the ancient tradition of ancient Florentine recipes. It has been for more than 100 years that travelers of all where they come, here in the heart of Florence, to delight the palate with ancient Florentine recipes. Buca Mario handed down his Old Code of Culinary and Hospitality, Family in the Family and still today is managed by the Florentine Tradition with the Pasquetti Family. Buca Mario stands in a "hole" of the sixteenth century. The "holes" in Florence were the typical cellars, located under historical buildings of great value, often of noble families. They worked as a shelter for salted meat, sliced and above all were destined to the precious preservation of the wine. Huge oak barrels surrounded the thick walls that protected an ideal temperature. Coming down the typical stairs of Buca Mario, it is impossible not to jump in the past. The vaulted arches and exposed bricks remind us to eat in the middle of history, among the ancient flavors from the Shining City of Florence. A large wooden showcase frames colorful fresh vegetables that, like sculptures, welcome us and remind us of the scents of the Florentine Hills. Following the corridor you get to the inner rooms, very cared for and with a typical style of that elegance that only the Classic Tradition gives. Continuing the route winds through its beauty the Wine Cellar. Cellettes of every measure preserve important Bottles of Wine preserved wisely in Time. To crown this "Spazio del Passato" is a 16th-century living room used in Privée. The "salottino V.I.P." so is called, can accommodate a dozen people and is illuminated by a large serene stone fireplace.
Italian Tasting, via Lambertesca 7r, Firenze tel 055 4939867, email@example.com
Small and cozy restaurant in the heart of the city, near the Uffizi Gallery, whose concept rests on the tasting of three typical Italian cuisine - cheese, truffle and game - in intriguing and succulent recipes.
Outside the door Via del Monte alle Croci 10: Fuori Porta was born in 1987 by Andrea Conti's passion for wine. At the end of the 1980s it was difficult to drink a good wine to the glass, there were only poor quality gothins. From here comes the need to create in Florence a place where good wine is within reach of everyone. Initially Fuori Porta was a small space, it included a showcase with the counter and some benches. There was no real kitchen so you could not cook and it is precisely why the croutons are born, still today the symbol dish of our restaurant. Today Fuori Porta is not only good wine accompanied by fragrant crostoni. On our menu you can find typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine, Sardinian and why not, some influences from all over the world.
Friends of Ponte Vecchio: tel 3336431681 firstname.lastname@example.org: traditional and creative sandwiches, crushed enriched by Stefano's extinguished imagination that with passion turns a fast meal into an experience to remember.
Golden View: From the Golden View, whose windows overlook the river Arno, you touch Ponte Vecchio with a finger and the look flows on the windows of the Uffizi illuminated by the sunlight that reflects on the river giving in some hours of the day a particular golden light.
The owner of the company Golden is Tommaso Grasso, a passionate collector of art and wine. Tommaso is a tenacious forty-year-old born in Florence but of Sicilian origin; he works with his father Francesco Grasso and his mother Anna Nebbiai in the family company that distributes food of excellence. From here to the restaurant the jump is short: his idea of the Golden View, born when he was still a very young man and who today cares with his wife Sara Taccetti. The Golden View is now a restaurant that opens over 550 square meters, whose windows overlook Ponte Vecchio, Corridoio Vasariano, Uffizi and the river Arno. Entering the main door, the long olive wood counter and Carrara marble immediately leads to the gastronomy area with a wide choice of hand-cut cured meats and hams as well as the best Italian and international cheeses. After Gastronomy, a White Art workshop that produces bread and cakes throughout the restaurant. In the laboratory only biological flours of 100% Italian wheat and mother yeast are used. From the outside windows you can see the peach with fish products, Mediterranean and in particular Sicilian like the famous red shrimps of Mazara and the purple shrimp. Fresh raw proposals in the menu at lunch, dinner or aperitif.
Gucci Osteria by Massimo Bottura 1 Michelin star: In the center of Florence, this modern and dynamic local bears the signature of the Istrian chef Massimo Bottura. The kitchen, overshadowed by a young Latin-American chef, opens to the world with beautiful quotations and reworks of recipes from other countries, but never forgets Italy and Modena in particular. Modern environment, whose walls reproduce intriguing representations of crafts in vogue in the sixteenth century city of Giglio; highly recommended visit – on the upper floors – of the Gucci Garden, a refined museum dedicated to the famous maison.
The Borro Tuscan Bistro: a traditional cuisine capable of combining taste, substance and creativity. From the informal tone and chic, the Borro Tuscan Bistro is a real concept shop halfway between restaurant and wine bar, an innovative space that puts as a promaria essence the excellence, in all its different forms. In the entire catering project, the Ferragamo family wanted to share their vision with Chef Andrea Campani: values found both in the dishes and in the atmosphere of restaurants.
The Borro Tuscan Bistro offers a bistro style menu with family and traditional dishes, where the product is the protagonist. fromFrom informal tone and chic, The Borro Tuscan Bistro is a real concept shop halfway between restaurant and wine bar, an innovative space
Latin: where the products of the Tuscan countryside turn and become the typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition. Around the tables of the Latins weave friendships, we speak the languages of the world, we discuss ourselves animatedly and we enjoy foods with an ancient, simple and tasty taste. “Latini” is history: it is a way to know Tuscany and its people through its cuisine. Born as a fiaschetteria in 1911 with Angelo Latini and then developed as a restaurant by Narciso and his wife Maria, he has always been attentive to conveying the typical Tuscan flavors, not at all the original nucleus was born from Maria who transported his home foods to the tables arranged in the cellars of Palazzo Rucellai.
Maria's cuisine was made of the aromas of typical Tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine, just like today. The flood of Florence did not save the fiaschetteria, which however continued to serve hot dishes to the Florentines among the streets still filled with mud, not denying to anyone the comfort of a hot dish and a glass of wine in those days so difficult. It has been many years and now Latin has arrived at the fourth generation and awaits you among its tables with the typical Tuscan welcome, quality raw materials and tasty dishes.
The Holy Drinker: The atmosphere is simple and convivial, that of a typical Tuscan trattoria, and from the region starts the kitchen to propose some of its classics. Intense and tasty flavors, it is the gastronomic tradition - sometimes updated in more contemporary versions - that is expected to find in Florence.
The Legend of the Friars 1 Michelin star: Inside the Hotel Lungarno, one of the most charming hotels in the city, the restaurant shares its elegant and exclusive style. His kitchen is led by Claudio Mengoni, back in Florence stronger than ever after experiences with important multi-star maisons. The careful selection of Italian products among his hands is transformed into refined creations of meat, fish or vegetables, beautiful to see and enjoyable on the palate. Excellent wine selection: sommelier Salvatore Biscotti takes care of a paper with about a thousand labels, where there are verticals of great wines but also covered by small producers. The privilege added to such a quality is to be able to book one of the few romantic tables on the balcony in front of the Arno.
Time of Aria Via dei Georgofili 11 r: behind the Uffizi, an address with a certain originality, not so much for the open kitchen (really important in terms of size), but for the desire to create an ideal dialogue between customers and staff to the stoves. The restaurant owes its name to the proximity to the old Florentine prison of the Murate and to the intent to offer its guests a moment of relaxation. Restricted choice that oscillates between the classics of the local and new experiments, with the vegetal world that acquires more and more centrality. Beautiful wine card and a special attention to the selection of beers.
Osteria Antico Fattore: Historical dinner of famous painters, writers and lovers of Tuscan food and wine tradition, among the most historical trattorias of Florence, the Antico Fattore from 1865 is handed down the recipes of the best dishes of Florentine and Tuscan cuisine. In his room, in full agreement with Giulio, the owner, ate painters and poets, sculptors and musicians, journalists and critics: a go and come of guests, of people who lived in the city or who passed us for a few days, on the occasion of a concert to direct or a theatrical engagement. Pages full of important names that animated the Wednesdays of the Old Factor, the day when the table was gathered, destination of pilgrimage of artists like De Chirico, Morandi, Carra and Andreotti. And then Carena, Peyron Bags, Bacchelli, Innocent, Romiti and many others, would not suffice the time of a dinner to list them all.
Palazzo Tempi: excellent restaurant with variety of first dishes impressive. In the heart of Florence, a stone's throw from Ponte Vecchio where you will find a search for quality raw materials from certified food companies. At Palazzo Tempi it is possible to taste a tasty pizza, kneaded with stone flour, 100% Italian wheat, combined with an excellent organic tomato and a high quality mozzarella.
Saint Elizabeth 2 stars Michelin: The tower of Pagliazza, probably of Byzantine origins, had many destinations; in the twelfth century it was also a female prison, while today it houses one of the most interesting gourmet restaurants in the city. The chef Rocco de Santis in whose kitchen there are some references to Campania, its region of origin, but also so much imagination, precision and concreteness of the flavors that train to a certain creative moment. The service takes place at excellent levels and – considering that the tables available are few – we strongly recommend booking!
Lord: wine cellar with view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio where you can also buy wines of all kinds.
Trattoria Bordino: in an environment that knows about history and that catapults you in old Florence, at lunch offers fixed price menus that change continuously, much appreciated by traders and artisans of the area, while in the evening it turns into a nostalgic trattoria where the steak is the main actor. Local now historical, existing for more than seventy years and perhaps even before 1945 the end of World War II, where it is demonstrated that after the bombardment of the Germans in the vicinity of Ponte Vecchio one of the few buildings built in the 1400 approximately unharmed, is exactly what it guards Bordino in via stracciatella, small road under the old walls of the coast San Giorgio. It is not known exactly when or in what year it has passed to public premises such as administration, food and beverages. At the end of the 1800s, the first millennium also first 900, told that it was used as a stable for horses, or better put down for calessi, so it is true that there is still a hook inside where with a carrucola they were pulling on the calessi or carts turned them towards the exit hanging them to the horses ready to share.
Trattoria 4 Lions: La Trattoria 4 Leoni is a typical Tuscan trattoria located in the centre of Florence, between Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, in one of the historic squares of the capital, Piazza della Passera.
The current property has run the restaurant for almost thirty years: Its origins are the Florentine trattoria, with its atmosphere and vitality of the popular neighborhood, now stands out for its decidedly contemporary and elegant character. At Trattoria 4 Leoni, to make as queen is the Tuscan cuisine with its typical and genuine dishes, which vary according to season and market availability: panzanella, tomato parme in summer, ribollita and soups of legumes in winter, is inevitable is the Florentine steak. The tradition is honoured by first classic dishes such as tortelli alla mugellana, vegetable soups, lasagne baked and truffle cutters. Always required our pear sticks in cutting sauce and asparagus. Never miss the fish, with the octopus to the plate, the baccalà alla fiorentina, in red with potatoes, or in white with chickpeas and a always crispy sea fry. For dessert the choice is among traditional cantucci of Prato and vin santo, homemade ice cream, cakes and desserts to the spoon always homemade like cheese cake, with a own recipe, and the classic tiramisù.