Not all restaurants in Florence are created equal, and you'll find the ones that are usually the best have the least presuming interior as well as some of the most amazing food in the city.
Yellow Bar, located in between Piazza della Signoria and the Bargello, is no exception. It boasts an impressive menu of pizza and pastas, all within a family-friendly, foodie-friendly building. Tourist and local alike can always find a meal here to satisfy any hunger that he or she might have.
With Yellow Bar's great wine and beer selection, expect to enjoy your night with your friends and to have a meal that you'll never forget.
A glimpse into the interior of Yellow Bar — Photo courtesy of Yellow Bar
Yellow Bar is one of the most hyped lunch spots within the city; you'll find a crowd standing outside during the lunch hour eager to get in. Reservations are usually a good idea if you're thinking about bringing in a large group.
Inside, you'll find a large interior willing to accommodate a crowd and plenty of seating, but you'd be surprised how quickly it can fill up.
One of the main draws of this restaurant is the pasta bar, where you can watch your meal made in front of your eyes. Pasta-making is an art in Italy – and especially in Tuscany, where it's a daily part of the culture – though it continues to fade in modern cities.
Yellow Bar harkens back to the day where every component of a meal was considered part of a masterpiece, and the best way to enjoy this is to be able to see the process of how your dish is put together.
The pizza is another reason to consider Yellow Bar when in the city center. Traditional, thin-crusted Tuscan pizza is the fare here, and you'll find multiple combinations worth ordering to try.
This is part of the reason why Yellow Bar has found so much success as a lunch joint: family dining and sharing your different options is as much a part of the dining experience as sharing a bottle of wine.
Yellow Bar is closed Monday, but it's open from noon to 3:30 for lunch every other day, and from 6:15 p.m. until the late hour of 11:30 p.m. for dinner.
The location in Via del Proconsolo is another reason to choose this spot when you're planning on getting a lot of sight-seeing done. Here, you can easily enjoy your meal and walk to the next location on your agenda within minutes.