Devour some Local Recipes at Restaurants in the Altr'arno Neighborhood

Florence is will known throughout Italy as being a spot where you can find some amazing food options, but few know that many of these spots are on the other side of the Arno River. When you want a more local experience, it's worth it to make the extra walk to a place where you know you will be served by a family-comprised staff. 

One family-friendly spot you might want to visit is the popular Trattoria 4 Leoni, offering delicious meals and classic options that will fill you up after a long day of touring the city. It's the perfect combination of fancy dining within a comfortable location.

Serving not only as a wine bar, you can also find some delicious meals at Le Volpi e L'Uva. You'll have some amazing wine options and pasta. When you are looking for a spot that will serve you the traditional Tuscan food you've been expecting, this spot is a good bet. O' Munaciello is also another popular location where you can find a delicious meal. Many of these places are exceptionally busy with locals and tourists, so it's a good idea to call the restaurant well in advance to book a table so you know you will be able to enjoy your meal at your restaurant of choice.



Quattro Leoni is one of the most popular restaurants on the other side of the Arno, and after making a reservation and stepping inside, it's easy to see why. You'll find classic recipes tweaked enough to make you feel like you are getting an...  Read More

O` Munaciello
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This locally-owned restaurant offers some delicious pizzas and typical Tuscan dishes. It's a popular spot among the locals, so it's a good idea to look into a reservation just in case you can't manage to get in. The staff is incredibly friendly...  Read More



Creativity is the theme at Il Santo Graal, where you can find delicious food and an atmosphere that you won't forget. It's located a ways from the city center, so you might want to think about taking a cab if you are planning on having some...  Read More



Though you might not want to stop by here if you're interested in a beautifully-decorated interior, you can't get more local than this pizza spot serving up some delicious pies with a variety of toppings. You'll find a delicious crust and a wide...  Read More



Located across from the Pitti Palace and offering beautiful views and a "no rush" philosophy, you'll find this is the perfect location to relax after a long day of sightseeing or after an afternoon at the Boboli Gardens. Take your time and enjoy...  Read More



When you are ready to get away from the tourist crowds, this little spot offers a wonderful view and some amazing gelato. It's a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, and it's amazing how quickly you start to notice the local flavors and sights...  Read More



A casual environment with a fun-filled atmosphere, you can find some amazing food options for a great price. You'll find yourself dining with a variety of new people--you'll find locals here as well as tourists who might have had this restaurant...  Read More



Offering delicious steak fiorentina, you'll find yourself full after a large meal. It's a typical osteria with plenty of local specials. You'll find giant portions that you can share with the rest of the table and a helpful staff willing to...  Read More

Le Volpi e L'Uva


For true wine lovers, Le Voli and e l'Uva offers some delicious choices for you and your party. You should think about having some lunch at this spot--the menu is meant to complement the vast wine selection offered. The place is a hot spot with...  Read More



This family restaurant is one of the top choices in the Altr'arno to dine with family and friends. You might want to think about making a reservation at this spot located on the other side of the River. You will find a combination of different...  Read More


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Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa