Food + Wine

Food and wine in Florence and Tuscany are undoubtedly among the biggest draws for many of us here. Tuck into food stories, relish detailed restaurant reviews, read about our recommended spots to sip and dine, have a go at some recipes, and learn more about the expertise and innovation in the region’s wineries.

Florence food guide

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Ditta Artigianale opens on the ground floor of San Lorenzo Market

The Florence-founded specialty coffee brand celebrates 10 years of business.

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Fine dining at Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany

An hour's drive from Florence takes you to a dreamy gourmet scenario.

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‘Selezione Oli Extravergine’ showcases innovation in the Tuscan olive oil industry

The recent 2024 Selezione Oli Extravergine showcase held at Cinema la Compagnia di Firenze served as an opportunity to delve into various aspects of the olive oil sector, including pressing ...

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New restaurant openings in Spring 2024

From burgers to pizzas and artisan food to go

THINGS TO DO

Taste: gourmet food festival at Fortezza da Basso

Three days of tastings and talks, designed for food lovers.

Wine

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The Michelangelo urban vineyard

The Fittipaldi family replants their vineyard with a Duomo view.

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Experience the magic of Christmas at Ruffino

Discounts on wines, gift cards and elevated dining experiences are all on the table at Poggio Casciano.

Food culture in Florence

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Ditta Artigianale opens on the ground floor of San Lorenzo Market

The Florence-founded specialty coffee brand celebrates 10 years of business.

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D612: caring about coffee

Roasting high-quality beans with maximum transparency

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Florence’s central market turns 150

The Mercato Centrale Storico is planning a line-up of events to celebrate its culinary and historical value.

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Slitti: Chocolate tasting near the Duomo

The chocolate emporium in the heart of Florence.

Recipes

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A spring version of cecina

This upgraded version of the crispy Tuscan cecina chickpea pancake is the perfect dinner recipe for the spring.

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A load of tripe: Lampredotto recipes

Love it or hate it, it's a Florentine institution and worth knowing how to make for yourself.

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Old-style winter salad with hummus dressing

For a fresher start to the new year, Miriam Wexter brings us a winter salad recipe by Rosalia Salad Gourmet.

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Mezza rigatoni with sausage, chard and chilis

A recipe for the transition from late summer to early autumn.

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Marinated lentil + burrata summer salad

This summer dish easily becomes a light meal by itself with the cheese and lentil combination of your choice.

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Karl Whittaker’s fish and chips

Serves 4 An easy-to-prepare British staple elevated by the simple and yet overlooked technique of brining, which means that your fish and chips will have more flavour than the standard ...

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Slow-cooked ragù

Try this slow-cook ragù recipe to satisfy on a chilly winter night

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Castagnaccio: the naturally gluten-free Florentine dessert

Try making this easy and local gluten-free dessert, which was typically a poor man's winter dish.

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Instant pot porcini + sausage pennoni

Try this recipe by Cristina Blasi and Gabriella Mari of top cooking school Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu for an easy one-pot meal.

Gourmet lovers delight in Tuscany’s goodness, with cuisine topping many people’s lists while in Florence. Well-aware of the city’s culinary draw, we share our recommendations on where to sip and dine, from cheap panini spots to upper-end eateries.

Read our recipes for traditional Tuscan dishes with some unexpected treats, and we feature plenty of restaurant reviews and interviews with noted figures in the culinary world. Explore some of the region’s wineries as we take you through the history and production of some of Tuscany’s top-class wines, with food guides to ensure you’re in-the-know on popular places to eat, new arrivals, as well as lesser-known tucked away secrets.

Have a look at our favourite places for happy hour, best spots for students, high-end bakeries, historical restaurants, and the pizza places in Florence you need to know. Craft coffee is also explored, with a look at Florence’s Michelin starred restaurants; not forgetting gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian eateries.

Find out where to enjoy cocktails with a view, with our lists of rooftop bars and chill riverside hangouts, as well as bars for the best drinks and where to learn about Florence’s own brands.

Food + Wine features:

  • Food news
  • Food events
  • Florence food guides
  • Local food culture
  • Restaurants
  • Recipes
  • Chef’s recipes
  • Bar drinks
  • Aperitivo
  • Wine
  • Wine restaurants
  • Top wineries to visit
  • Where to eat guides
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