Florentine Trio

21st century DINING !    

Favorite restaurants & eating options       

While in Florence I visited & enjoyed the following establishments:

Spanish Chapel, Santa Maria Novella                                     photo by misia d.


my favorite finds :



1.   All'Antico Vinaio-    Sandwiches
       behind the palazzo vecchio - a couple blocks southeast
Made to order sandwiches : coldcuts, (artichoke, porcini & other  spreads), cheese, grilled zucchini, etc.      Take out only. A meal & a half!  I went 3 out of my last 4 days.  Self serve wine 


2.   Acqua el 2
     Via della Vigna Vecchia, 40r, Florence ---   Behind the bargello.
Sampling dishes of five pastas, three meats, four desserts or a la carte. 




3.    Ristorante la giostra
      Borgo Pinti 12/r -
A step up.  Amazing mozzarella appetizer!    Special place.
Located equi-distant east of the duomo & north of st croce
    +39 055 24 13 41.    50121


4.  I' Pizzacchiere

     San Miniato 2/1
     50125 Florence. Italy
Best pizza!    great value.   Located on Oltrarno side of river Arno.
Right next to San Miniato Gate
Great way to see the city wall and the gate built in 1320.

santa maria novella    photo: misia d.


5.   Trattoria ZàZà
       +39 055 215411
A top lunch/dinner choice in the San Lorenzo are
A calm break from a bustling street market scene
Delicious plus ambiance.                                                        photo below :    misia d.



6.   Il Latini – steak place 
        via dei Palchetti 6/r   -(Palazzo Rucellai) - 50123 
All about the meat -   A bit west of via Tournabuoni
     tel. (+39) 055 210916



 detail of courtyard medici riccardi palace           photo:   misia d. detail of courtyard medici riccardi palace           photo:   misia d.