Dining in Florence


Forget about the usual Florence restaurants for tourists. Discover with us where to go dining in Florence and enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine. A romantic Florence evening means also to enjoy dinner lit by candlelight, with delicacies such as ignudi or steak a la Florentine.

It is possible to find outstanding local restaurants within a 120 meters from Casa Howard Guest House. Amongst the finest in Florence, we should mention The Lounge (great food, cosmopolitan ambiance, wide range of sushi and fresh pasta), Sostanza (a well-known venue, we recommend the artichoke savory pie and the butter chicken breast), 13 Gobbi (a scrumptious beef and rosemary tagliata), I’ Vinaino (perfect for purely Tuscan dishes such as the Ribollita). Sandwich enthusiasts should get lunch to go at Sandra e Carlo.

If you are a Slow Food lover, head to trattoria Del Fagioli (with an outstanding bollito!), or make reservations at one of the tables of the famous “Il Cibreo” restaurant, vegetables are exhalted in every flavor and detail. If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere, start with a long drink at the Rivalta cafè: here you can experience the thrill of watching the sun set on the Arno river. Afterwards go to La Beppa Fioraia, or Buca Lapi, two intimate restaurants, perfect for couples dining in Florence.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking for an authentic culinary tour, here are the places that our guests should not miss and won’t forget easily. Start with Il Trippaio del Porcellino, one of the most popular street food kiosks in which you can enjoy the one and only panino con lampredotto. The gelateria Vivoli is renowned for its extravagant ice cream flavors while Colle Bereto is one of the best known American style Bars in the city, ideal for an aperitif prior to getting into local nightlife.

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