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5 Places to dine in Florence

Friday, May 13, 2016
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When I first landed in Florence and right before I flew in, I made sure I practiced the 3 laws when in Italy:

1) Don’t replace meals with gelato

2) Don’t over eat on carbs

3) Don’t ever weigh yourself.

Clearly, I had failed in the first 2 and was too afraid to act on number 3. But you know what they say: A moment on the lips, forever on your hips…but not in Florence!

And just in case you were wondering?

There is no limit to how much gelato one can eat when in Florence. It can easily replace a meal!

Thank you to @misslcgranger @meganladawn @zeina_z7 @naty.mekahal @slapp.inc @smallworldmarketing @Larataki @Monakaraoui @_sarahschenk @amandaelo_ @il_sodo and everyone for their recommendations! 

Here is 5 places to dine in Florence.

Love,

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Il Santo Bevitore

Translation of Il Santo Bevitore: “The holy drinker” – What a fun, delicious, typical Italian kinda place surrounded by thousands of bottle of wines on the walls! As I stopped outside the glass window, I had a feeling about this restaurant! Opened in 2002 by siblings Marco and Martina Baldesi and friend Stefano Sebastiani, their aim was for quality food at smart prices and it doesn’t disappoint. Head chef Pierluigi Campi and assistant, Claudio Salvadori, create dishes that change as regularly as the seasonal produce they source.

How to get there

Via di Santo Spirito, 64/66, Firenze, Italy
Phone:+39 055 211264
 

Buca Del Orafo

Want to really eat like a local? Buca Dell’orafo is a beautiful small underground restaurant right by Ponte Vecchio with the old tuscano style of cooking with the greatest ingredients making you feel more of a guest than a customer. Piece of advice, make sure you book ahead for lunch or dinner!

How to get there

 
 Volta dei Girolami 28Florence, Italy

Phone: 055-213-619

Cibreo Caffe

I am totally convinced that TJD readers know where to eat! This place comes as a recommendation from so many of you and now, I recommend it to you! One of the 3 restaurants that is owned by Fabio Picchi. Also here, make sure you pre-book your table for lunch or dinner! Pick between any 3 and make sure you also visit the theatre!

How to get there

Via del Verrocchio, 5r Firenze
Phone: 055 234 58 53

Breakfast in Trattoria Zaza

Right across plaza del mercado central, open from 11am to 11pm, Zaza Trattoria is your typical florentine restaurant with fabulous dining options for brunch or late breakfast!

How to get there

Piazza del Mercato centrale 26 – 50123 Florence Italy

Phone: +39 055 215411

Il Palagio at The Four Seasons Firenze

At the Four Seasons Firenze, located on the ground floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca, Il Palagio, awarded one Michelin star, features vaulted ceilings, elegant décor and lovely views of the inner gardens. Large French doors open to a terrace that offers al fresco dining during clement weather. A seasonal menu features regional cuisine prepared with a contemporary twist, accompanied by exceptional Italian wines.

How to get there

Borgo Pinti 99 50121 Firenze
Phone: +39 (055) 2626 1

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