La Cantinetta Winebar, part of Hotel Croce di Malta, is one of the best in the area. In the warmer months visitors can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air whilst tasting some of the delicious dishes that are served at this establishment. Their specialty is crostini di mozzarella e acciughe, mozzarella, tomato, anchovy paste and pepper on bread with olive oil, a delicious, authentic Italian experience. The wine, drinks and other plates, pizza, fish, and meat, are not to be missed either.
Address: Via della Scala 7r, Florence, Italy +39 0552618777
The Trattoria da Giorgio has a great value menu, for those who do not want to splurge, this is a great place to enjoy a typical Italian meal without breaking the bank. The quality and flavor of the food remains excellent despite the affordable prices, and travellers will appreciate the lively atmosphere. The selection of dishes is varied, and on Fridays they add extra fish-based courses.
Address: Via del Palazzuolo 100r, Florence, Italy +39 055 284302
La Dantesca is a typical ristorante-pizzeria situated very close to the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella. Their pizzas are made in the Neapolitan style with thin crusts in a wood-fired oven, with the freshest ingredients in order to achieve the best results possible. Apart from the delicious pizzas, visitors can also try the Florentine steak or a variety of other dishes. The atmosphere is buzzing and the service is friendly, so this is a great stop to rest and gather some strength to continue exploring Florence.
Address: Via Panzani 57r, Florence, Italy +39 055 212287
Minutes away from the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Ostaria dei Centopoveri is one of the best restaurants in the area. It is a humble, unpretentious place that nevertheless gives great importance to the quality of their products. The entire menu, from starters to desserts, has great options, such as pizza, pannacotta, and vegetarian calzone. They also have three set menus, a Tuscan degustation menu, a fish menu and a steak menu.
Address: Via Palazzuolo 31r, Florence, Italy +39 055 218846