Restaurants

Top Choice Sandwiches in Santa Maria Novella

Mariano

Our favourite for its simplicity, around since 1973. From sunrise to sunset, this brick-vaulted, 13th-century cellar gently buzzes with Florentines propped at the counter sipping coffee or wine or eating salads and …
Trattoria in Santa Maria Novella

Trattoria Marione

For the quintessential 'Italian dining' experience, Marione is gold. It's busy, it's noisy, it's 99.9% local and the cuisine is right out of nonna's Tuscan kitchen. No one appears to speak English so go for Italian …
Tuscan in Santa Maria Novella

L'Osteria di Giovanni

Cuisine at this smart eatery is timelessly Tuscan. Imagine truffles, tender steaks and delicious pasta such as pici al sugo di salsicccia e cavolo nero (thick spaghetti with sausage and black cabbage). Throw in a co…
Tuscan in Santa Maria Novella

La Cantinetta di Bolgheri

An easy eating address, this casual but modern space marries traditional Tuscan cuisine – tripe with beets, gnocchi with pork cheek and pecorino cheese, smoked Chianina carpaccio – with some excellent wines from its…
Trattoria in Santa Maria Novella

Il Contadino

Come the weekend, this no-frills trattoria gets packed with families lunching with gusto on its astonishingly good-value Tuscan cuisine. Lunch, moreover, is served until 3.30pm when the dinner menu kicks in, meaning…
Tuscan in Santa Maria Novella

Borderline

From the team behind the iconic Antica Trattoria Da Tito (around since 1913 in San Marco), Borderline is a stylish advocate of Tuscan culinary tradition. Inside an old theatre, it serves classic artichokes and wild …
Trattoria in Santa Maria Novella

Il Latini

A veteran guidebook favourite built around traditional crostini, Tuscan meats, fine pasta and roasted meats served at shared tables. There are two dinner seatings (7.30pm and 9pm), with service ranging from charming…
Trattoria in Santa Maria Novella

La Spada

This trattoria and rosticceria has been here for aeons but its traditional fare and old-school attitude safeguards a faithful clientele. Its lunchtime fixed €15 menu is exceptional value and its meats roasted over a…