Top 5 Restaurants in Florence, Italy
A country famous for its cuisine will undoubtedly be filled with quality eateries and cafes and Florence certainly keeps the grand tradition of superb Italian food alive.
Enoteca Pinchiorri: This three-star Michelin restaurant is a foodie’s paradise with the hard-working owners Italian Giorgio Pinchiorri and French-born Annie Feolde melding together delicious food from both their countries to create a unique fusion. The restaurant oozes charm with its parquet floors, antique furniture, high frescoed ceilings and mosaics and undoubtedly contains one of the best wine cellars in the city.
Cibreo: The chef and owner of this restaurant, Fabio Picchi, cooks all his food from produce sourced from farmers’ markets in the area to create some tasty and thought-provoking dishes including such delights as pigeon stuffed with fruit mustard. His desserts include his mouth-watering homemade chocolate cake and if you’re a writer, musician or intellectual you’ll appreciate this restaurant’s rather bohemian vibe.
Alle Murate: Offering traditional Tuscan dishes this restaurant adds a slice of history to the menu of this stunning eaterie. Diners will be fascinated by Alle Murate’s frescoes and archaeological ruins while tucking into some rare food dishes including celery soup with pineapple and scallops or traditional fare such as pappardelle with chianina beef ragout and T-bone steak. A place designed for the eyes and the stomach.
Grom: If you go to Italy and don’t eat the gelato then there was something missing in your trip. Owned by Guido Martinetti and Federico Grom this eaterie is famed for its unique flavours and the ideals of its gelato-makers. The two owners are known for accepting nothing less than perfection as they source cocoa from Central America and fruit from their own organic farm Mura Mura. An example of a great tasting flavour includes Chioccolato Extranoir, a chocolate sorbet made with Columbian chocolate and Lurisia spring water.
L’Osteria di Giovanni: This family-run restaurant is a delight with a charcoal grill in there to cook some gorgeous traditional Tuscan dishes. The eaterie contains a very convivial atmosphere, which is encouraged by its hard-working and attentive staff. The dishes range from the traditional to the unique including chickpea soup with octopus. Overall, this is a real winner with foodies who are looking for a great dining experience.