Florence and Tuscany cater to their international community with plenty of pickings to celebrate November 25. Here’s our round-up of some of the top spots for turkey to ensure you can embrace the festivities in Florence.
Thanksgiving with The Florentine
At 6.30pm on November 25, join us at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate (via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, Bagno a Ripoli) to celebrate the occasion while nestled in the Tuscan hills just 20 minutes from Florence. Book your place for 38 euro per person, and dine on traditional stuffed turkey and American classics with a Tuscan twist. Get a headstart on Black Friday with special discounts on all Ruffino wines and gift boxes. Make the most of the holiday with an exclusive overnight stay: 180 euro includes Thanksgiving dinner and a night in a double room for two.
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The 21st annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Ristorante Accademia (piazza San Marco 7) gets a double serving on November 25 and 26, with the traditional menu set at 38 euro per person (drinks excluded). The restaurant was just awarded as one of the best trattorias in Italy by the Il Golosario food guide.
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I dolci di Gervi’s
If you’re unable to be near your loved ones this year, send their favourite treat straight to their home. The home-baked carrot cake serves 4-12 people with prices starting from 20 euro. Free delivery in the Florence area.
T: +39 055 269 1672
Acqua Al 2
Acqua al 2 (via della Vigna Vecchia 40) carves up a traditional feast for Thanksgiving at 35 euro per person (drinks excluded), dishing up all much-loved favourites to celebrate the occasion.
Reserve by calling +39 055 284170.
Rooster Cafè at via Sant’Egidio, 37 and via Porta Rossa, 63 host a traditional thanksgiving with all the best of the occasion: turkey stuffed with chestnuts and sausage, gravy, sauteed brussel sprouts with hazelnut and maple syrup, grilled corn on the cob, corn bread and pumpkin pie for 28 euro.
T: 055 264 5006
Harry’s Bar The Garden (Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection, via Il Prato 42) present a thanksgiving dinner with roast stuffed turkey with chestnuts, and citrus cheesecake bound to delight your taste buds. 55 euro per person (drinks excluded).
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Melaleuca’s autumn harvest menu features turkey with bone broth gravy, sourdough stuffing, sage and sweet potato bake, cranberry sauce, kale and jersualem artichoke salad with walnuts, and house milk rolls with honey butter. Choose a slice from the pie buffet to follow, selecting from pumpkin pie, apple pie, key lime pie, lemon meringue, and sweet potato pie. Melaleuca is located at Lungarno delle Grazie, 18.
T: 055 614 6894
Villa San Michele A Belmond Hotel
The Thanksgiving menu at Villa San Michele (via Doccia 4) includes pumpkin pie with walnut and marjoram sauce, roast turkey, sprouts and blueberry sauce, followed by apple pie with caramel sauce. Price 70 euro per person (drinks excluded).
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Djaria American Bar (via dei Serragli 100) hosts a tasty Thanksgiving that includes a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, and typical cornbread and bonus of extra refills on American coffee. 40 euro per person, book by November 18.
T: + 39 348 9139531
The Place (piazza di Santa Maria Novella 7) puts a Tuscan spin on the traditional menu, with dishes including Casentino polenta fritters with artichoke cream and crispy Tuscan bacon, pumpkin risotto with Mugello goat cheese and chestnut chips, organic paccheri with diced pork, pioppini mushrooms and shaved ricotta salata from Mugello, and of course, Thanksgiving turkey with autumn stuffing, thyme potatoes and spicy chicories, followed by apple and pumpkin cake with prune gelato. 90 euro per person, wines excluded.
T: +39 055 26 45 181
Dolce Vita Experience
New Yorker and personal chef Ileana Collado has curated an a la carte menu for those who want to order the whole meal or add to a meal you’re preparing yourself. Orders by Friday November 19, pick up in the Sant’Ambrogio area.
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Florence Food Studio
Florence Food Studio offer several options for thanksgiving: join their party at the FFS private restaurant (via D’Ardiglione 39) on November 25 (40 euro per person), or book it for your exclusive party – minimum ten people – on November 26 or 27 (40 euro per person). Alternatively, pick up your Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy it at home (35 euro per person). The menu includes pumpkin soup, sweet potatoes casserole and pecan caramel cheese cake with local wine included.
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Roast turkey with all the trimmings at piazza Santa Croce, 12.
T: 055 263 8675
Hard Rock Cafè Florence
Traditional turkey is on offer at the Hard Rock Cafè (via dei Brunelleschi 1) from November 25 to 28. Slow-roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings is followed by pumpkin pie topped with caramel sauce and an optional festive cocktail. Two course meal priced at 24.95 euro, with cocktail 38.20 euro. See their website for additional offers.
Fashion4Futures and the A.S.P.R.I association have curated an experiential programme, the Zero Waste Retreat, on November 24 and 25. The two day exploration of sustainability and circularity in the Italian Fashion system includes an introduction to the A.S.P.R.I Association recycling and reusable leather and natural dyeing workshop at Lotto Zero in Prato. All transport and several meals included, with a Thanksgiving dinner at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate (via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, Bagno a Ripoli) organized for the evening of November 25, fusing fashion with festivities.