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Florence, Italy: What to Eat, See, and Do

written by M.E. Evans July 11, 2017

When traveling to a new place, especially a touristy one, it’s always nice to have a guide on hand for finding the best places to eat, drink, shop, and relax. Afterall, in this global economy, it can be hard to find the authentic places, the little hideaways to buy local, handcrafted good, the kind that most of the world used to be known for. Remember when “Made In China,” meant beautiful, expensive porcelain and “Made in Italy,” meant made in a traditional way, by hand, with dedication and quality but now you don’t actually know where it was made or who made it? Well, that’s what I’m here for. I can help to point you in the right direction towards real Italian artisans, restaurants that will make your head spin, bars with the best espresso, and gelato so good you would murder for it.  Enjoy this handy list and let me know in the comments below if I’ve missed a gem or two.



Recommended Restaurants In Florence: 

Konnubio-Via dei Conti, 8r

La Beppa Fioraia- Via dell’Erta Canina, 6/R

Cucineria La Mattonaia- Via della Mattonaia, 19R

Toscanella – Via Toscanella 32r – Tel. +39 055 285488

Magazzino – Piazza della Passera 2/3 – Tel. +39 055 215969

4 Leoni – Piazza della Passera 5 – Tel. +39 055 218562

Il Santo Bevitore – Via Santo Spirito, 64/66 – Tel. +39 055 211264

La Casalinga – Via dei Michelozzi, 9r – Tel. +39 055 218624

Lungarno 23 – Lungarno Torrigiani 23 – Tel. +39 055 2345957

Buca dell’Orafo – Volta dei Girolami 28 – Tel. +39 055 213619

Coco Lezzone – Via del Parioncino, 26r – Tel. +39 055 287178

Mamma Gina – Borgo San Jacopo, 37 – Te. +39 055 2396009


Vegetarian Restaurants:

5 & Cinque – piazza della Passera, 1- Tel. +39 055 2741583

Brac – Santa Croce Area – Via dei Vagellai 18/R – tel +39 055 0944877

Le Vespe Cafè – Santa Croce Area – Via Ghibellina, 76 – Tel +39 055 3880062

Il Vegetariano – Piazza San Marco Area – Via delle Ruote 30r – Tel. +39 055 475030



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Bars (Cafe’s)

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Silvia Nesti: www.silvianesti.com 

Rentato Olivastri: www.olivastrirestauri.it 

Enrico Giannini : Master of paper

Luigi Mecocci: Master of restoration 

LIVE IT LOCAL: great video, short, sweet, and full of places to go and things to try along with local artisans, cafes, restaurants, and even cake shops.


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