Top Tables

Top Tables: Florence's Best Restaurants

Indagare is always scouting for the newest best restaurants, classic spots and neighborhood gems that feel like a special find. Though the restaurant scene changes often, here is our current list of top tables in Florence, for any occasion.

Top Tables: Lunch


Historic Center

This bistro-chic restaurant on a quiet street just behind the Duomo serves classic, deliciously prepared Italian food. Via delle Oche, 15r


Historic Center

This is a charming spot for a light lunch or afternoon apéritif, where you can order cheese and meat plates, sandwiches made with homemade focaccia and local wines by the glass. Via dei Georgofili, 3r/7r

Trattoria 13 Gobbi

Historic Center

One of the city’s most beloved trattorias, this restaurant captures a classic Florence ambience (and the rigatoni is a must). Via del Porcellana, 9r

Trattoria Mario

Historic Center

Open for lunch only, Trattoria Mario is a real Florentine experience, with communal tables. The trattoria is cash only and travelers should arrive early or be prepared to wait for a table. Via Rosina, 2r

Trattoria Sergio Gozzi

Historic Center

A simple, homely spot, this trattoria serves authentic Tuscan cuisine, like Florentine steak and mushroom pastas. Piazza di San Lorenzo, 8r

Trattoria Sostanza

Historic Center

No-frills Sostanza, also known as Il Troia, is legendary, and while it may be known for Florentine steak, it is famous for butter chicken. The restaurant only accepts cash and a reservation is necessary. Via del Porcellana, 25r



Known for soft-crust, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, this popular spot almost always has a line. Via Maggio, 46r

Il Santo Bevitore


This modern, spacious restaurant and wine bar has dark-wood tables, walls lined with wine bottles and a convivial atmosphere provided by the hip local patrons who flock here. It’s a good choice for lunch or a laid-back dinner. Via Santo Spirito, 64/66r

Quattro Leoni


This traditional, family-friendly Florentine trattoria has a nice courtyard that makes it a great lunch option when the weather is nice. Via de'Velllutini, 1

Top Tables: Dinner

Buca Lapi

Historic Center

Frequented by the Florentine elite and considered the oldest run restaurant in Florence, Buca Lapi is one of the city’s best places for Florentine steaks. Via del Trebbio, 1r

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Historic Center

The Michelin-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri is a grand experience, with a bevy of servers per table and an avant-garde nine-course tasting menu—however, the highlight here is the wine. Via Ghibellina, 87

La Giostra

Historic Center

Though this iconic spot has grown more touristy over the years, it is still a classic Tuscan trattoria with good pasta dishes. Borgo Pinti, 10


Historic Center

Nugolo’s limited menu is crafted around organic and seasonal ingredients and product research, and dishes are served in a dining room with an open-kitchen concept and a greenhouse vibe. Via della Mattonaia, 27r

Ristorante Il Profeta

Historic Center

Recognizable by its sleek yellow tablecloths, this elegant restaurant has a small terrace and serves Tuscan dishes. Borgo Ognissanti, 93/r

Vini e Vecchi Sapori

Historic Center

Delicious homemade pastas are paired with an enthusiastic staff at this popular osteria. Via dei Magazzini, 3/r

Enoteca Spontanea


This food and wine jewel has a hip and inviting atmosphere and a menu that changes daily. Via Maggio, 61r



Blending Lucanian and Tuscan traditions, the fine cuisine here is memorable and creative and served in a sophisticated, modern setting. Via del Drago d’Oro, 1r

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Tucked away in Borgo San Frediano (one of the most authentic neighborhoods remaining in the Oltrarno), this foodie favorite only has about 15 tables, so reserve ahead of time. Borgo S. Frediano, 167r

Osteria Cinghiale Bianco


Here, traditional Tuscan dishes are served in an unassuming environment by a warm staff. Borgo S. Jacopo, 43

Top Tables: Drinks & Dessert

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina


This is a great little wine bar across the piazza from the Pitti Palace that does wine tastings and serves small plates. Piazza Pitti, 16

Gelateria dei Neri

Historic Center

This unique gelateria is built on more than 30 years of history and serves seasonal flavors alongside the classics. Via dei Neri, 9/11r


Historic Center

Matteo, the bartender at this hot spot, is considered to be the best mixologist in town. Via delle Seggiole, 12

Explore our full list of recommended restaurants in Florence. For help securing reservations at your top picks, contact Indagare or your trip designer.

Published onFebruary 27, 2024

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