The Very Best Local Restaurants in Florence

Don’t they say that the surest path to discovering a place’s culture runs through the stomach? Our Florence locals feel the same and they’re eager to share their favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, casual spots, fine dining, traditional kitchen, ethnic cuisine and everything in between — all without breaking the bank. When it comes to the best food in town, you’re in safe, expert hands with these restaurants.

Al Tranvai – Tuscan food on a tram coach

Al Tranvai – Tuscan food on a tram coach

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“Al Tranvai” Florence is a very small restaurant, but that’s because it’s decorated like a tram coach! Everything there is extremely tasty a la granny…

Full Article by Francesco Cipriani

All’Antico Vinaio – The best food-to-go ever!

All’Antico Vinaio – The best food-to-go ever!

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“All’Antico Vinaio” in Florence makes a special kind of pastry called schiacciata. I’ve never seen anyone do it as well as they do it in this bakery…

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Ararat Restaurant – Charbroiled Armenian meat

Ararat Restaurant – Charbroiled Armenian meat

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“Ararat Restaurant” Florence is definitely not somewhere I’d take a vegetarian friend for dinner, but this Armenian place is really hospitable – and tasty!

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Banki Ramen – Italian ramen bar

Banki Ramen – Italian ramen bar

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Everybody knows “Banki Ramen” in Florence. This Japanese/Italian restaurant seems really cheap, as if stuck in the ’80s, but the food wins everyone over!

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Birreria Il Bovaro – The only beer made in Florence

Birreria Il Bovaro – The only beer made in Florence

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“Birreria Il Bovaro” is the only bar/brewery in Florence where they make their own beer and sell it on tap, so it holds a special place in my heart…

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