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Where to Eat (Dinner + Gelato!) in Florence, Italy

Ristorante Boccadama, Florence, Italy

I absolutely love pasta; I could eat it every day! But pasta isn’t all there is to Italian cuisine. Check out this post for where to eat and what you should eat in Florence, Italy.

Florentine Cuisine You Should Try

  • Bistecca alla Fiorentina — Florentine steak; a huge T-bone steak with simple seasonings
  • Crostini di fegatini — bread slices topped with chicken liver pâté
  • Chianti wine — red wine produced in the Chianti region of Tuscany

Where to Eat Lunch and Dinner in Florence

Trattoria Dall’Oste

Trattoria Dall'Oste, Florence, Italy

Trattoria Dall’Oste specializes in Bistecca alla Fiorentina and other typical Tuscan dishes, so it was a natural choice for our first meal in Florence. Plus, our hotel got us a discount on our meal.

Via dei Cerchi, 40/R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Ristorante Boccadama

Ristorante Boccadama, Florence, Italy

Ristorante Boccadama is situated in Piazza Santa Croce with outdoor dining that has a beautiful view of the Basilica Santa Croce. Kevin had a delicious rigatoni with truffle and sausage and I had the Spaghetti Don Vito (which is just spaghetti and meatballs!).

Piazza di Santa Croce, 25/26r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

La Grotta di Leo

La Grotta di Leo, Florence, Italy

La Grotta di Leo is known for their pizzas. They even have “folded pizzas,” which are huge calzones. Here, we tried the calzone, of course, a pizza, some gnocchi, and some pork. We finished it all off with tiramisu.

Via della Scala, 41/43r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Where to Eat Gelato in Florence

Festival Del Gelato

Festival Del Gelato, Florence, Italy

Festival Del Gelato has a huge selection of gelato flavors from fruity to candy bars. Even though it’s located right by a popular tourist thoroughfare, the prices are reasonable. We went for the 3 flavor cup, and I think this kickstarted Kevin’s obsession with Nutella gelato.

Via del Corso, 75/red, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Messer Gelato

Messer Gelato, Florence, Italy

Messer Gelato just recently opened their cute shop. They had a good selection of gelato for a good price. I was happy to see a mint flavor because mint ice cream is my favorite!

Via dei Pecori, 5, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Gelateria Pasco

Gelateria Pasco, Florence, Italy

Gelateria Pasco was just down the street from our hotel. This was a nice little gelato place because you could take your gelato out to Piazza di Santa Maria Novella and sit in front of the beautiful church. There was a street performer playing music when we were there too, so it was great ambiance.

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Where to Stay in Florence, Italy

More Things to Do in Florence

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Where to Eat [Dinner + Gelato!] in Florence, Italy

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