The dining scene in Florence is changing constantly and, as my palette or trusted resources recommend, I will send updates to share with all of our followers. I continually comb the city for other remarkable dining experiences.
Located directly south of the Basilica of Santa Croce, this place offers an amazing dining experience: part bookstore, art gallery, restaurant. The owners offer only vegetarian and vegan cuisine, and the menu changes daily. Their offerings are all created from KM-Zero, only local, ingredients.
The Libreria’s architectural design, by DiFerrari + Modesti, is stunning.
Easy to find, reservations strongly encouraged, much fun. Enjoy!
Via dei Vagellai 18r
Monday-Saturday: 12PM 12AM
Sunday: 12PM – 8PM
Don’t expect a lot of fancy frills here, yet this is a standout among the many trattorias you can choose from in the city.
Fabulous food, a diverse and fairly priced menu and comfortable ambiance all add to a memorable meal.
Please note that this place is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Evening meals? You might want to call for a table. Lunchtime very busy, as well.
Via del Porcellana, 25/R
50123 Firenze, Italy
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
Located at the corner of Via dei Ginori and the Via Guelfa, just steps from the Duomo and San Marco Monastery, this place is a Florentine standard.
Great food, enjoyable and vivacious service and a marvelous ‘old Florentine’ feel, this is a place you should add to your list.
A bit of trivia: the name Mangiafuoco was given to the director and puppet master of the marionette theater in Carlo Collodi’s famous book, Pinnochio. You need not, however,be concerned about him showing up at your table! This place is yet another nod to a famous Tuscan writer.
Il Desco Bistrot
Some friends, who live in DC, have just returned from a two week visit to Florence and loved this place. I greatly appreciate their recommendation!
The Bargiacchi family offer a very informal atmosphere, almost as if you were dining in their home, at this cozy restaurant on the Via Cavour. A lovely, quiet, sun dappled courtyard surprises diners within the restaurant – truly a rarity for eating establishments in the city.
Indicative of changing times, the restaurant offers daily vegetarian and gluten-free menu items along with staples of Tuscan cuisine. All of the ingredients used for their dishes are locally grown or produced, nearly all selected with intense scrutiny by the chef.
Good prices, attentive service and a memorable dining experience. Go!
Via Cavour, 27 – 50129 Firenze, Italia
Monday – Saturday: 12PM – 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 3PM