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FOOD + WINE

Food and wine in Florence and Tuscany, including food stories, restaurant reviews and wineries.

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Best cheap eats for students in Florence

Avoid the overpriced tourist traps. Here are the five of the best cheap eats for students in Florence.

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Locale: like a night at the theatre

Dinner at Locale is like a night at the theatre along a darkened backstreet between via Ghibellina and via dei Pandolfini.

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Gucci Giardino 25: it’s all about the cocktails

Gucci is quietly expanding its empire in Florence with a small but opulent new cocktail bar, Gucci Giardino 25, in piazza della Signoria.

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Meet Sandro Sartor, President of Ruffino Wines

David Bach interviews the president of Ruffino, Sandro Sartor, about reconciling identity and innovation in the wine world.

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High-end bakeries set up shop in Florence

Forget fine dining! High-end bakeries are where it’s at in Florence right now. We follow our sweet tooth to two of the most talked-about pasticceria shop openings. 

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Fabio Picchi, chef and owner of Cibrèo, dies aged 67

The Sant’Ambrogio neighbourhood of Florence has lost its culinary soul with the death of Fabio Picchi, chef and owner of Cibrèo, aged 67. 

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Koob Experience: culture and cocktails

Koob Experience in borgo Ognissanti is akin to after-hours drinks at a museum café, but infinitely more entertaining.

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Vitique, so chic: a review

Vitique has been on my restaurant radar since opening back in the summer of 2015. In plain sight along the via Chiantigiana, on the final stretch into Greve, this fine ...

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Start your day the best way with a Tuscan breakfast

Breakfast is often your first taste of Tuscany and it’s long been regarded as the most important meal of the day. A tourist attraction in itself, look out for authentic ...

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Capon for Christmas

Many will remember the story of Renzo in Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed, who sets off to visit the lawyer Azzeccagarbugli in order to seek advice about resolving the situation regarding ...

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The Mazzei family: American ideals and Tuscan traditions

On a table at Sor Tino, a perfectly Tuscan restaurant in chic Brentwood Los Angeles, is a bottle of Tuscan wine with a curiously personal Anglo name, “Philip”, and a ...

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Restaurant openings in Florence: November 2021

Christmas has come early as new restaurants open ahead of the holidays, other establishments do a doubling act and lovemark locales reopen.     UNIQUE / La Ménagère     ...

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Amza Zahouani and his growing vegan food empire

The Santo Spirito neighborhood stands out for its artisanal and hip vibe, so it’s no surprise that you can find innovative restaurants for health-conscious foodies. Ashton Saldana talks with food ...

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Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

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TYPIQO’s high-quality groceries to your door

  Opening a business always involves a leap of faith, but particularly so in the midst of a global pandemic. Over the course of summer 2020, meeting rooms were exchanged ...

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An upscale alimentari: Tuscan Taste Florence

Varinia (Vary) and her husband Edoardo Cecotto are no amateurs in the food industry. Vary has two master’s degrees in culinary arts and Edoardo has managed multiple events and cooking ...

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Wineries with restaurants to warm you up this autumn

As the mercury heads south, our taste buds turn to Tuscan reds. Warming and generous, Sangiovese embraces like that favourite scarf around our shoulders. These wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano ...

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Thanksgiving in Florence 2021

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 ...

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Tuscany’s olive harvest: a treasured tradition faces seasonal challenges

As October came to an end and the crisp autumn breeze began to envelop the Tuscan hills, it marked the beginning of one of Tuscany’s most celebrated traditions: the olive ...

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The Stellar: the sky’s the limit

Devouring deconstructed “carbonara” in a space cocoon is not a daily occurrence, but then there’s something boundless about the ambitions at The Stellar, the restaurant, cocktail bar and events space ...

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Historical restaurants in Florence

Food means more than merely filling our bodies, sustaining our energy and fuelling our day. It is a source of knowledge, a taste of tradition, and it provides a context ...

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Magic of Mimesi

A month ago, I was close to throwing in the towel on the September issue. It’s not much of an excuse, but a bathtub was holding me captive at the ...

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Meet Paolo Lavezzini, the new Executive Chef at Four Seasons Florence

Paolo Lavezzini, the new executive chef at Four Seasons Florence, explains his culinary goals for Il Palagio, one of the city’s top gourmet dining experiences.          To ...

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The Florentine Cocktail: straight up and on the rocks

At The Florentine, we’re shaken but not stirred. One thing’s for sure: a well-made drink settles the nerves and what better cocktail than our very own The Florentine! Getting to ...

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