Where to go to eat or enjoy a good cocktail in the city
Everything is ready for Pitti Uomo 101, the international men’s fashion trade show, from 11 to 13 January 2022, as always in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso. Special Guest, designer Ann Demeulemeester, who will celebrate 40 years of style with an event on 12 January at the Stazione Leopolda.
If you plan to go, and are looking for a nice place to eat or enjoy a cocktail, here are the restaurants and bars where you are likely to find some industry insiders.
Great Florentine cuisine classics in a 15th century palazzo.
Piazza degli Antinori, 3
ph. +39 055 292234
The Ferragamo family’s restaurant project. Bistrot-style menu with familiar and traditional dishes.
Lungarno Acciaiuoli, 80r
ph. +39 055 290423
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 055 2626450
Bar and bistrot in the Palazzo Strozzi courtyard, perhaps before or after having enjoyed one of the Palazzo’s current exhibitions.
Piazza degli Strozzi, 1
ph. +39 055 288236
This unique restaurant is the result of Daniele Cavalli’s creative flair, a place to eat well but also to buy artworks and handicrafts.
Piazza dei Nerli, 8/9r
ph. +39 055 760 2982
The storied restaurant specializing in truffles, now on the panoramic terrace of the Hotel Hermitage.
Vicolo Marzio, 1
ph. +39 055 583724 / +39 348 4562480
Set in a garden in the shadow of the historic San Frediano walls, this bistrot is open all day, from breakfast to after dinner.
Lungarno di Santa Rosa
ph. +39 055 230 9057
A secret cocktail bar in Santo Spirito that evokes the atmosphere of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.
ph. +39 055 7609957
DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI
Café and vegetarian or vegan dishes in an art bookshop with interior courtyard.
Via dei Vagellai, 18r
ph. +39 055 094 4877
A stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio, a restaurant comprising a single room for private dinners for a maximum of 14 guests.
Via del Drago d’Oro, 25
ph. +39 335 6628279
In a delightful little square hidden between Ponte Vecchio and Via de’ Tornabuoni, try their sandwiches and the brunch.
Piazzetta dei Del Bene, 7/A
ph. +39 055 268528
Genuine Florentine steak and welcome! With an old wooden and glass fridge for hanging meat.
Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16r
ph. +39 055 214179