Last night, the Florence-based food magazine Il Forchettiere announced the winners of its annual Forchettiere Awards 2024.
Held in a packed Teatro del Sale, 17 winners took away awards sponsored by Tuscan food businesses. In a surprise win, Tripperia Vegana Tanotto triumphed with its vegan take on tripe in the Best Florentine Street Food category, while two Michelin star chef Valeria Piccini of Caino (Montemerano, in southern Tuscany) was awarded for her career achievements.
Hosted by Il Forchettiere’s founder and editor Marco Gemelli alongside public speaker Adriana Tancredi, Florence’s food scene was out in full force. The name of every winner was announced from a shortlist of five, which had undergone a voting process by 80-plus food professionals and a public vote on the Il Forchettiere’s website.
Forchettiere Awards 2024: the winners
Best restaurant in Florence: Cibrèo Ristorante
Best fine dining restaurant in Florence: Architettura del Cibo
Best hotel restaurant in Florence: Il Palagio, Four Seasons
Best traditional trattoria in Florence: Antico Ristoro di Cambi
Best international restaurant in Florence: Sevi
Best pizzeria in Florence: Il Vecchio e il Mare
Best cocktail bar in Florence: Caffè Concerto Paszkowski
Best gelateria in Florence: Badiani
Best bakery in Florence: Wild Buns
Best street food in Florence: Tripperia Vegana Tanotto
Best deli in Florence: Enoteca Alessi
Chef one to watch: Fabio Nistri (Degusteria Italiana)
Best new opening 2023: Saporium Firenze
Best restaurant outside Florence: Podere Belvedere
Best restaurant in Tuscany: Il Frantoio (Colle Val d’Elsa)
Best pizzeria in Tuscany: Lo Spela (Greve in Chianti)
Best cocktail bar in Tuscany: Salotto Negroni 1919 (Certaldo)