Restaurants

Top Choice Tuscan in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Trattoria Mario

Arrive by noon to ensure a spot at this noisy, busy, brilliant trattoria – a legend that retains its soul (and allure with locals) despite being in every guidebook. Charming Fabio, whose grandfather opened the place…
Top Choice Food Hall in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Mercato Centrale

Wander the maze of stalls rammed with fresh produce at Florence's oldest and largest food market, on the ground floor of an iron-and-glass structure designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1874. Head to the 1st fl…
Top Choice International in San Lorenzo & San Marco

La Ménagère

Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, good coffee or cocktails after dark, this bright industrial-styled space lures Florence's hip brigade. The concept store is a fashionable one-stop shop for chic china and tableware, d…
Bakery in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Pugi

The inevitable line outside the door says it all. This bakery is a Florentine favourite for pizza slices and chunks of schiacciata (Tuscan flatbread) baked up plain, spiked with salt and rosemary, or topped or stuff…
Gelato in San Lorenzo & San Marco

My Sugar

Young artisan ice-cream maker, Alberto Bati, partner Giulia and sister Deborah have taken the city by storm with their thoroughly contemporary, artisan gelateria near Piazza San Marco. The 16 sensational flavours in…
Fast Food in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Da Nerbone

Forge your way past cheese, meat and sausage stalls on the ground floor of Florence's Mercato Centrale to join the lunchtime queue at Nerbone, in the biz since 1872. Go local and order trippa alla fiorentina (tripe …
Trattoria in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Trattoria Sergio Gozzi

Keep things simple with a traditional Tuscan lunch at this two-room trattoria, tucked between cheap leather shops near Mercato Centrale. Dining is at marble-topped tables in a spartan vintage interior clearly unchan…
Trattoria in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Antica Trattoria da Tito

The 'No well done meat here' sign, strung in the window, says it all: the best of Tuscan culinary tradition is the only thing this iconic trattoria serves. In business since 1913, Da Tito does everything right – tas…
Pizza in San Lorenzo & San Marco

SimBIOsi

Organic pizza, craft beers and natural wines by small Tuscan producers are well-paired at this hipster pizzeria strung with legs of ham from its with red-brick vaults. The thin-crust pizzas, cooked to order in the c…
Sandwiches in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Dal Barone

This hybrid wine bar-burger joint cooks up fantastic Chianina burgers and cold-cut platters, but it is its meaty, freshly made hot panini – to eat in or take out – that pulls the real crowd. Grab a table inside or p…