Restaurants

Top Choice Tuscan in Oltrarno

Essenziale

There's no finer showcase for modern Tuscan cuisine than this loft-style restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse. Preparing dishes at the kitchen bar, in rolled-up shirt sleeves and navy butcher's apron, is dazzling …
Top Choice Tuscan in Oltrarno

Il Santo Bevitore

Reserve or arrive right on 7.30pm to snag the last table at this ever-popular address, an ode to stylish dining where gastronomes eat by candlelight in a vaulted, whitewashed, bottle-lined interior. The menu is a cr…
Top Choice Health Food in Oltrarno

Raw

Should you desire a turmeric, ginger or aloe vera shot or a gently warmed, raw vegan burger served on a stylish slate-and-wood platter, Raw hits the spot. Everything served here is freshly made and raw – to sensatio…
Top Choice Tuscan in Oltrarno

Burro e Acciughe

Carefully sourced, quality ingredients drive this fishy newcomer that woos punters with a short but stylish choice of raw (tartare and carpaccio) and cooked fish dishes. The gnocchi topped with octopus ragù (stew) i…
Tuscan in Oltrarno

iO Osteria Personale

Persuade everyone at your table to order the tasting menu to avoid the torture of picking just one dish – everything on the menu at this fabulously contemporary and creative osteria (casual tavern) is to die for. Po…
Ristorante in Oltrarno

Gurdulù

Gourmet Gurdulù seduces fashionable Florentines with razor-sharp interior design, magnificent craft cocktails and seasonal market cuisine from young local chef Gabriele Andreoni. A hybrid drink-dine, this address is…
Vegan in Oltrarno

Carduccio

With just a handful of tables inside and a couple more alfresco, this salotto bio (organic living room) oozes intimacy. Miniature cabbage 'flowers' decorate each table, fruit and veg crates stack up by the bar, and …
Bakery in Oltrarno

S.Forno

Shop at this hipster bakery, around for at least a century, for fresh breads and pastries baked to sweet perfection in its ancient forno (oven) by local baker Angelo. Gourmet dried products stack up on vintage shelv…
Tuscan in Oltrarno

Culinaria Bistrot

No dining address in Florence captures the culinary magic of 'farm to table' dining quite like this San Frediano bistro, an instant charmer with its exposed red-brick vaulted ceiling. Chefs only work with organic pr…
Tuscan in Oltrarno

Olio

A key address on any gastronomy agenda: your taste buds will tingle at the sight of the legs of ham, conserved truffles, wheels of cheese, artisanal bread and other delectable delicatessen products filling the shelv…