Enjoy some of Florence's Best Food at these Delicious Restaurants!

Florence has not had the same reputation for food as Rome and Sicily in the past, but slowly and surely, it is starting to gain its own reputation for offering quality meals for good prices. The city that once was only known for pasta and wine has now started expanding and improving by offering authentic restaurant choices.

One of these is Osteria Santo Spirito, which has taken over the other side of the Arno River and often has a long line waiting outside in order to get in. You'll find some unique takes on some classic Italian dishes. However, they know when to stick to the original recipes in order to satisfy their guests.

Another standard that has been a favorite in the city over the last few years is Osteria de Centopoveri. Tucked away in the city center not far away from the train station, you'll find a wide menu with plenty of specials in order to keep you satisfied.

Osteria Nuvoli
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Osteria del Gatto e la Volpe
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La Pentola dell'Oro
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When you are looking for a truly unique Florentine experience, this is the place to go. Between the feel inspired by the middle ages and recipes dating back to that time period, you will feel transported back to a time where everything was made...  Read More



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One of the great benefits of visiting Ostera dei Centopoveri is not only that it is within the city center, but is that you know you are getting an authentic experience for the price. There are a number of restaurants within the city center, but...  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