Best Restaurants in Florence


Le Vespe Cafe- Breakfast and brunch; American iced coffee; Via Ghibellina, 76, 50122, Firenze, Italy

The Diner- Great American breakfast foods that are hard to find abroad; quick and cheap; Via dell'Acqua, 3, 50122, Firenze, Italy

Veggy Bar- health foods café; salads, fruits, vegetables, parfaits, and sandwiches; close to Duomo; Via dei Servi 8R, 50122, Florence, Italy


Mamma Mia- Casual lunch restaurant with outdoor seating; nice for a cheaper lunch; long wait times; Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 18/R, Firenze, Italy

Fiorino D’Oro- Café with outdoor seating; paninis, salads, pasta; overlooks Piazza della Repubblica; Piazza della Repubblica, 10, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Ristorante Buca San Giovanni- Small restaurant with outside seating; pizza, pastas, salads; overlooks the Duomo so good view but kind of expensive and touristy; Piazza di San Giovanni, 8, 50129 Firenze, Italy

REVERSE- more modern and contemporary restaurant; great salads; Borgo degli Albizi, 78R, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Oil Shoppe- a favorite for abroad students; more American-style; great salads and paninis; quick and cheap; Via Sant'Egidio, 22/R, Firenze, Italy


Gusta Pizza- one of Florence’s best pizzas; can order pizza in heart shape; quick, authentic, and cheap; Via Maggio, 46R, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Pizzaman- great pizza place; Via del Sansovino, 191, 50131 Firenze, Italy


Antico Vinaio- one of the best panini shops in Florence; authentic, a favorite of locals; Via dei Neri, 74/R, Firenze, Italy

Sandichic- great authentic paninis; less known; close to Duomo; Via S. Gallo, 3, Firenze, Italy

Antico Noe- another one of Florence’s top/most authentic panini shops; Volta di San Piero, 6/8/r, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Panino Vegano- vegan sandwiches and fresh juices; Via Maurizio Bufalini, 19r, 50122 Firenze, Italy


Trattoria 13 Gobbi- authentic Italian food with homey feel; known for their rigatoni; not too expensive; Via del Porcellana, 9R, 50125, Firenze, Italy

Trattoria 4 Leoni- slightly fancier Italian restaurant; known for their pear ravioli but all around great pasta; Via de’ Velluntini, 1r, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Il Profeta- amazing Italian restaurant; fancier, good place to take parents when they visit; more expensive; known for “John Travolta” pasta and truffle pasta; Borgo Ognissanti, 93/r, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Trattoria ZaZa- Italian restaurant; reasonably priced; good for quick meal or dinner with a big group; Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 26/R, Firenze, Italy

Il Gatto e Il Volpe- great Italian restaurant; good for big groups; Via Ghibellina, 151/r, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Acqua Al 2- Italian restaurant that’s also in Washington DC; known for blueberry and balsamic steak; Via dell'Acqua, 2, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Osteria Santa Spirito- Authentic, popular Italian restaurant; great veggie/cheese plate; have half portions of pasta so you can try more than one; Piazza Santo Spirito, 16/R, 50125 Firenze, Italy

La Giostra- Fancy Italian restaurant; good for nicer dinner with parents; famous for pear ravioli; 10/12 18 R Borgo Pinti, Borgo Pinti, 50121 Firenze, Italy

Trattoria Pizzeria Dante- Italian food; pretty good pasta; free wine to students if they like you; good for big groups/dinners before going out; Piazza Nazario Sauro, 12/r, 50124 Firenze, Italy

Mercato Centrale- diverse array of multicultural, small food vendors inside huge food court; great for a quick dinner; not too expensive; Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Firenze, Italy

Tijuana- Mexican restaurant; Via Ghibellina, 156r, 50122 Firenze, Italy


Eduoardo- gelato shop; next to the Duomo, so a bit expensive and touristy; known for their freshly made cones; Piazza del Duomo, 45R, 50122 Firenze, Italy

La Carraia- amazing gelato right on the Arno river; known for “cookies” flavor; Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25-red, 50124 Firenze, Italy

Grom- great gelato; a favorite of abroad students; near Duomo; Via del Campanile, 2, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Magnum- Greatest ice cream pops; Piazza del Duomo, 47