Must-see restaurants in Florence

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    Momoyama

    When the urge for a pasta-free evening in a minimalist interior strikes, consider this contemporary noodle bar serving beautifully sculpted platters of…

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    Gelateria Santa Trínita

    This excellent gelato maker, just off the Ponte Santa Trínita, produces a small selection of gelati that manages to achieve the perfect balance of…

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    Trattoria Angiolino

    A spartan interior, complete with vintage ceiling fans and stools cleverly crafted from recycled wine crates, creates a shabby-chic vibe at this modern…

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    Ristorante Del Fagioli

    This staunchly traditional eatery near the Basilica di Santa Croce is the archetypal Tuscan trattoria. It opened in 1966 and has been serving well-priced…

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    Caffè Italiano Pizzeria

    Simplicity is the buzz word at this pocket-sized pizzeria with marble-topped bar and three pizza types – margherita, napoli and marinara – and feisty…

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    Oil Shoppe

    Queue at the back of the shop for hot subs, at the front for cold, at this busy student favourite. Choose your own or let chef Alberto Scorzon take the…

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    Gelateria La Carraia

    One glance at the constant line out the door of this bright green-and-citrus shop with exciting flavours (ricotta and pear, strawberry cheesecake, walnut…

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    Carabé

    Traditional Sicilian gelato, granita (crushed ice made with coffee, fresh fruit or locally grown pistachios and almonds) and brioche (Sicilian ice-cream…

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    Gustapizza

    This unpretentious pizzeria near Piazza Santo Spirito redefines the word 'packed'. Arrive early to grab a bar stool at a wooden-barrel table and pick from…

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    Gelateria dei Neri

    One of the city’s most traditional, family-run gelaterias remains one of its best – the freshness of flavours like salted caramel or ricotta with fig or…

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    Il Pizzaiuolo

    Young Florentines flock to the Pizza Maker to nosh Neapolitan thick-crust pizzas hot from the wood-fired oven. Bookings essential for dinner.

  • SottArno

    Run by the hip hoteliers upstairs at SoprArno Suites, this retro-styled cafe sports vintage train carriage racks as shelving and a couple of highly…

  • Braciere Malatesta

    This veteran trattoria has been whipping up tasty Tuscan plates since 1954 and still uses its original wood-fired oven to bake mouth-watering pizzas (€6…

  • Trattoria dell’Orto

    This rustic-style eatery in San Frediano has chef Arturo at the helm, who’s been whipping up fresh plates of pasta and succulent steaks since the 1970s…

  • Trattoria Da Rocco

    A noisy, bustling trattoria in the middle of Sant'Ambrogio's covered food market, Rocco is a hot local spot for simple seasonal plates of Tuscan cuisine…

  • La Canova di Gustavino

    One of those easy dining addresses that never fails to please, this casual ristorante-pizzeria cooks up superb pizza as well as all the traditional Tuscan…

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    Fishing Lab

    All-day dining and a pick-and-mix, all-fish menu gives this stylish restaurant instant appeal. Savour finger-licking giant red shrimps, wild concave…

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    Osteria del Caffè Italiano

    The menu at this Florence dining veteran is packed with classics like mozzarella di bufala with tomatoes or Tuscan prosciutto (spice-cured ham), pasta e…

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    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,…

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    Cammillo

    Crostini topped with aphrodisiacal white-truffle shavings, deep-fried zucchini (courgette) flowers or artichokes and homemade walnut liqueur are a few of…