Restaurants in Florence

Tuscany has some wonderful places to eat whether you are just looking for a snack on the go or, a sit down meal. Some are located on busy piazzas with views of iconic buildings such as Florence Cathedral and it’s enormous dome. They may have outdoor dining areas as well as indoor which are great for watching the world go by. Other restaurants in Florence include traditional Trattoria’s, tucked away in the narrow, cobbled streets.

Exterior of an Italian restaurant in Florence

As well as restaurants in Florence serving delicious pasta dishes and pizzas there are several tempting local dishes to try too. Local dishes include Bistecca alla Fiorentina – a large T-bone steak seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon. Ribollita is a soup made from bread, beans and vegetables. Lampredotto is another favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. This is a popular sandwich filling made from a cow’s fourth stomach.

All the food I ate while in Tuscany was outstanding. Click on the links below to read the full solo dining review of the restaurants in Florence I can recommend for solo dining…

Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò

Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo is a super little restaurant is located south of the River Arno and is well worth a visit! It could be combined with a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and the Rose Garden which are nearby. This restaurant in Florence is a true Italian gem, serving tempting, traditional local dishes in a beautiful setting.

Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò

Suggested Further Reading:

Solo dining tips

Hotels in Florence – hotels I have enjoyed staying at by myself

Things to do in Florence – recommended solo activities

Things to do in Florence on a budget – things to do which cost under Euros 5 or free

Photo Gallery – selection of my favourite photos in Florence

Places to eat in Florence – 5 great places to eat for dining and takeaways