Cammillo: Is everyone’s favourite. When you think of a classic local Italian restaurant, it would be Cammillo. Family run, an extensive menu with popular Italian and local dishes, and wine bottles on the wall. Lively and happy.
Cantineta Antinori: An elegant restaurant by the famed Antinori wine family that is an inviting up market space. Serving a selective seasonal menu of traditional Tuscan cuisine, and of course their outstanding wine list which includes many high end wines by the glass.
Il Santo Bevitore: Local and now NYT favourite this popular trattoria serves up modern Tuscan food. Slightly hipper and buzzier than your average trattoria it has a small but exciting menu that foodies love.
Trattoria San Lorenzo: For something easy and central, this cheerful little place right in front of the church of San Lorenzo is a solid choice. A creative Florentine menu in pretty settings, is well priced with good service.
Regina Bistecca: Think of this place as a Florentine steak house -only nicer! Right near the Duomo on a side street, it is a literal stone’s throw away from the church. Grown up ambiance in an inviting old world European dining room, this place serves all things meat, their specialty of course being the Bistecca Fiorentina so go when hungry.
Natalino: A friendly family run restaurant that never disappoints. They have a small seasonal menu that serves up a bit of a contemporary twist to Florentine food. Not in a trendy way, just getting creative with ingredients so you are not getting the same thing as everywhere else yet keeping it familiar Italian comfort food. Casual and laid back.