Even Late, You Can Still Enjoy Florence's Cuisine

Florence has some of the best restaurants in Italy for lat night dining. Because it is a city that caters to those who like to eat late, you'll find an impressive array of establishments ready to seat you and feed you. Whether you like to enjoy a plate of pasta or grab a sandwich on the run, you know you can find everything you need here.

Think about the Yellow Bar, which offers some of the best pasta and pizza around. Their staff will be happy to get you settled in and will help you to find the perfect dish for you--even if it takes all night. If you are still craving pasta a few days later, Osteria Delle Tre Panche has you covered.

For a quicker, easier meal. Check out All'Antico Vinaio between Piazza della Signoria and the church of Santa Croce. It has some panini available after the normal dining hours are over, and it's the perfect snack to grab when you have had a night out and you are headed back to the city center. Or consider Dal Barone, with its perfect location next to the Duomo and the careful selection of meats and cheeses. It makes for the perfect panino to eat long after the sun has set.

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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