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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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4 cooking classes to try in Florence

Find out how to recreate Florentine and Italian recipes at home.

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Best Pizza in Tuscany

Tuscany now boasts six of the best pizza restaurants in Italy, according to food guide 50 Top Pizza.

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Grocery shopping in Florence

Florence has many markets and supermarkets selling a range of grocery shopping options.

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Outdoor summer venues in Florence

Summer in Florence might be hot, but it makes for lovely long evenings of good food and drinks.

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San Gimignano: where to eat

San Gimignano is one of the best-loved towns in Tuscany. Here are some top picks for where to spend your calories in the turreted town.

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Top San Gimignano wineries to visit

Often described as a red in white clothing, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is anything but a straightforward wine.

Drinks

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Wines from Tuscany for your Christmas table

Red, white and bubbles: find out what the wine experts plan on enjoying this holiday season.

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Holiday drinks: Moscato gin fizz

A festive cocktail to add some sparkle to your holiday festivities.

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Fermenthinks: Florentine spirit cowboys

Discover the innovative Tuscan micro-distillery specializing in artisanal gin.

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Autumn at Castello di Bossi

Bacci Wines vaunts more than 900 hectares under vine in Tuscany due to estates in Chianti Classico, Montalcino and the Maremma. 

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First Glass: not your average enoteca

First Glass is a newly opened shop in Florence that is revolutionizing the traditional enoteca.

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Frescobaldi presents new Montepulciano winery: Tenuta Calimaia

The Tuscan vintner intends to produce 3 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano labels on the new estate to the east of the hilltop town.

Food culture in Florence

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Craft beer competition Birraio dell’Anno returns

Founder Nicola Utzeri tells us about beer trends and what to expect at Florence's Brewer of the Year awards.

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Rivoire

An insightful history about hot chocolate and where to find the best cup in Florence.

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Nittardi wine and art exhibition at Galleria Palazzo Coveri

Artworks by Dario Fo, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Yoko Ono and Mimmo Paladino comprise the Nittardi Collection currently on show at Galleria Palazzo Coveri.

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5 Tuscan cheeses to try right now

Find out about 5 different locally produced cheeses to taste this fall and learn about where they come from.

Recipes

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Caritas: a recipe for the homeless of Florence

Homeless charity Caritas shares shares a recipe from their holiday fundraising cookbook.

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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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Recipe: Zucchini + radicchio risotto

Try this easy risotto recipe that is perfect for the transition between summer and autumn.

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Gaetano Arnone’s farro salad

A refreshing dish in the summer when the tomatoes, cucumbers and peaches have reached their zenith.

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Recipe: limoncello

Is it possible to have affection for a certain plant or its fruit? It might sound funny, but I have especially poignant memories when it comes to lemons. I grew ...

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Recipe: Torta Pasqualina

The hills are green, the trees are budding and the days are getting longer. Spring, to me, means recipes based on tender, young spinach leaves mixed with fresh sheep’s milk ...

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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