Recommended Restaurants in Florence

Where to eat out in Florence

"La Beppa Fioraia"

La Beppa Fioraia
La Beppa Fioraia

A garden restaurant in the middle of the city, simply great!

It is located below the Piazzale Michelangelo, somewhat hidden and therefore not easy to find for tourists. The Fiorentines meet here on Sundays for family gatherings or in the evenings with friends for a sumptuous meal.
We celebrated a family reunion a few years ago at this restaurant, a great success with everyone.
Try the huge mixed starter platters ("Gran Taglieri"), one of which is big enough for two persons.

La Beppa Fioraia
Via dell’Erta Canina 6/R
50125 Firenze
Tel 0039 055 234 7681

"La Burrasca"

Bistecca Fiorentina at Trattoria "La Burrasca" in Florence
Bistecca Fiorentina at Trattoria "La Burrasca" in Florence


If you want to eat a real Bistecca Fiorentina, this is the right place! For a bistecca the minimum weight is 1 kg of the best meat per person.  Therefore this is not for a tiny appetite. But there is also solid homemade pasta with delicious sauces. The simple rustic ambience is particularly appreciated by locals and therefore La Burrasca - although in the middle of the center - is not a tourist trap.

Trattoria La Burrasca
Via Panicale 6
50123 Firenze
Telefon: 0039 055 215827

Closed on Mondays

"Trattoria Baldini"

Trattoria Baldini
Trattoria Baldini

Here you will get traditional Fiorentine cuisine.

The place does not look particularly spectacular from the outside and the interior is also somewhat old-fashioned and anything but "chic".

Locals order homemade pasta here, of course Bistecca or special dishes typical for Florence: intestines such as Lampredotto (tripe) or sheeps brain.


Trattoria Baldini 
Via il Prato 96r
50123 Firenze
tel. 0039 055 287663
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"Nerbone"

"Nerbone" at the Mercato Centrale, Florence
"Nerbone" at the Mercato Centrale, Florence

If you are hungry after a sightseeing tour around the cathedral, you can take a rest in the old market hall at "Nerbone", with bean soup, with tender roast beef with "salsa verde", and with artichoke hearts with fresh mint. For the more courageous ones there are also pork knuckles and tripe (lampredotto).

Artichokes and roastbeef at "Nerbone"
Artichokes and roastbeef at "Nerbone"

Nerbone is a rustic place and you will sit at simple, time worn marble tables, up close to your evenly hungry neighbors. "Nerbone" is an "insider tip"  but this has spread among the tourists. Nevertheless the stall owners of the market and the neighborhood people come here to have their traditional lunch. And so you will see the edged faces as ever, with a plate of thick soup and a glass of red wine ...

Nerbone
Mercato Centrale
50123 Firenze

Open only from 8 am to 2 pm.

"El Inca"

El Inca Firenze
El Inca Firenze

Some Non-Italian cuisine for a change?

Then we have a special recommendation: A Peruvian restaurant, which is a little outside of the historical city center. We recommend the excellent fish and seafood dishes and of course deep-fried platanos. And do not worry, guinea pigs are not on the menue!
The service of the tiny family restaurant is very friendly, the chef himself will proudly explain all the dishes to you.

El Inca
Via Lapo da Castiglionchio, 14/16
50126 Firenze

Tel 0039 393 132 6951

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