The name Finisterrae derives from the Latin phrase ‘finis terrae’ meaning ‘the edge of the earth’ and traditionally referred to the Strait of Gibraltar. This stylish establishment, located in the Piazza Santa Croce, is an homage to the vibrant and varied culture and cuisine of Mediterranean countries. The chilled atmosphere conjures up a sense of voyage as diners explore the flavors of the Mediterranean. With an impressive list of gourmet pizzas at affordable prices, Finisterrae is not one to be missed.
Address: Piazza Santa Croce, 12, Florence, Italy, +39 055 263 8675
For creative pizzas fired in a wood oven, head to I Ghibellini. Palazzo Corbizzi, a sterling example of traditional Florentine architecture which dates back to the 14th century, is the ideal location for this authentic family-run business. The pizza menu is updated regularly, reflecting the establishment’s proactive and innovative attitude towards traditional gastronomy. If you’ve had your fill of pizza, try the local dish, ribolita, a bread soup that will not disappoint. The numerous dining halls feature diverse atmospheres and decor to cater for all occasions and tastes.
Address: Piazza San Pier Maggiore, 8, Florence, Italy, +39 055 214424
Artsy types should head to Brac where a passion for culture is married together with a love of good food in this bookshop-restaurant. Specializing in vegetarian and vegan dishes, this trendy haunt stands out in the home city of the Florentine steak. Their menu showcases the delicious natural ingredients yielded by the Tuscan landscape. The decor creates bohemian vibes and a key feature is the shredded fabric which hangs over the courtyard, adding a splash of color to al fresco dining.
Address: Via dei Vagellai 18R, Florence, Italy, +39 055 094 4877
Enoteca Pinchiorri is a culinary temple for foodies from all around the world. This dining experience is advertised as a party for the senses and it doesn’t disappoint. From the selection of the finest quality ingredients to their innovative elaboration and the scrupulous attention to detail in presentation, the world-class chefs offer a delight to the five senses. The kitchen is treated as a laboratory in which traditional Tuscan produce is met with a heavy dose of creativity in order to provide award-winning dishes.
Address: Via Ghibellina, 87, 50122 Firenze, Italy, +39 055 242757
Osteria De’Benci is a must for meat-lovers. Their Florentine steak is renowned throughout the city and it is not difficult to understand why. Along with traditional favorites, this tavern offers a selection of intriguing creations such as the strawberry risotto. The interior oozes rustic Tuscan charm, complementing the relaxed ambiance. The terrace is equally as atmospheric offering views of the fine Florentine architecture. Servers will assist you in choosing from their wide selection of Tuscan wines to accompany your meal.
Address: Via dei Benci 13/r- Florence, Italy, +39 055 234 4923