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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.

FERRUCCIO FERRAGAMO

Cantinetta Antinori

Great Florentine cuisine classics in a 15th century palazzo.

Piazza degli Antinori, 3
ph. +39 055 292234

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

The Ferragamo family’s restaurant project. Bistrot-style menu with familiar and traditional dishes.

Lungarno Acciaiuoli, 80r
ph. +39 055 290423

ERMANNO SCERVINO

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

With the Atrium Bar for one of the most famous  aperitifs in Florence, and the Michelin-starred  Il Palagio restaurant.

Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 055 2626450

Strozzi Caffè

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

MONICA SARTI

Atelier de’ Nerli

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

Osteria delle tre panche

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

GEORGETTE JUPE

Santa Rosa Bistrot

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

Rasputin

A secret cocktail bar in Santo Spirito that evokes the atmosphere of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Borgo Tegolaio
ph. +39 055 7609957

DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

Libreria Brac

Café and vegetarian or vegan dishes in an art bookshop with interior courtyard.

Via dei Vagellai, 18r
ph. +39 055 094 4877

Cucina Privata

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

VIRGILIO VILLORESI

Amblé

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

Buca Mario

Genuine Florentine steak and welcome! With an old wooden and glass fridge for hanging meat.

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16r
ph. +39 055 214179