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

THINGS TO DO

Taste: gourmet food festival at Fortezza da Basso

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

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Forchettiere Awards 2024: The best restaurants in Florence and Tuscany

Best Florentine street food won by a vegan panini eatery

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Minuto Bauli: mini pandoro-filled treats all year round

The little rolls are leavened and baked on the premises in via del Corso.

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BuyFood Toscana: showcasing Tuscan specialty foods

The official event showcases quality Tuscan products for the fifth year running.

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Travel-inspired TÅG bistro to open at the HZERO train museum

An international and locomotive-inspired bistro in piazza degli Ottaviani.

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Autumnia, a celebration of colours, flavours and traditions

The community comes together to celebrate the best of the season.

Drinks

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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.

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La Sosta: specialty coffee from Melbourne to Florence

Quality coffee, light roasting, careful conservation and clean equipment

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Dinicaffè: A Florentine family coffee affair

How to make really good coffee from a moka pot

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Manly The Office: breakfast, brunch + specialty coffee

Fiesole-born barista Maykol Martino brings a cupful of Australia to via Pisana with speciality coffee shop Manly The Office.

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Il Salotto Santa Trinita: light bites + fine wines by the glass

Light bites, fine wines by the glass and a cozy atmosphere await the hungry and thirsty at Il Salotto Santa Trinita on the corner of piazza de’ Frescobaldi.

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Gran Crema Caffè Vivoli: that affogato!

Social media sensation or simply sensational?

Food culture in Florence

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Tuscany’s Chocolate Valley

An indulgent tour of Tuscany's chocolatiers.

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Cube croissants in Florence

Catching up with the trend followed by bakeries across the world, the cube-shaped croissant comes to Florence.

Recipes

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Zesty traditional Tuscan white bean soup

Tangy, spicy and comforting, make this recipe your go-to for the winter.

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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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Pasta in bianco

Try this concentration of 36-month Parmigiano Reggiano PDO goodness in a dish from 10_11 restaurant in Milan.

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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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Recipe: Tagliatelle with asparagus, radicchio and pancetta

This pasta dish is a nice way to dip your toes in the changing seasons.

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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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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.

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.

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  • 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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