What to eat in Florence

One of the main things for which Florence is visited is good food.

Who doesn't know the renowned Florentine steak?

Tuscan cuisine is among the most popular cuisines in Italy because of its use of healthy, fat-free ingredients and its simplicity.

Tips for saving money

The city is overflowing with restaurants, osterias and trattorias where you can eat typical Florentine cuisine either with a fixed menu or à la carte. You need to be careful not to get fleeced, perhaps with the help of user reviews on sites like Trip Advisor.

If you want to save money, our advice is not to eat close to the main tourist attractions but to move towards Santa Croce, where you will find pizzerias and venues with good prices.

Florentine cuisine

The best dishes of Florentine cuisine are:

  • Florentine steak (cooked rare of course);
  • Florentine tripe with tomatoes, onions, celery and carrots;
  • Florentine sandwiches and focaccia;
  • wild boar stew;
  • pollo al mattone (grilled chicken with aromatic sauce)
  • ribollita (vegetable-based soup of peasant origin);
  • schiacciata alla fiorentina (a carnival period cake).

All these dishes can best be savoured by tasting exquisite Tuscan wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Carmignano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

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