Where To Find The Best Pasta In Florence, Italy

Traditional Italian pizza with mushrooms, peppers and pancetta
Traditional Italian pizza with mushrooms, peppers and pancetta | © Olga Kriger _ Alamy Stock Photo
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Nobody does pasta better than Italians, with their al dente spaghetti, tagliatelle, pappardelle, penne, fiocchetti…the list is endless, and all are served with an equally endless range of delicious sauces. Florence has some great restaurants; we list the best of the best when it comes to pasta.

Osteria del Gatto e la Volpe

Situated close to the Santa Croce neighborhood in Florence, but also relatively close to other important areas, such as the Piazza Della Signoria, this osteria has some of the best and most unique pasta dishes in Florence. Apart from the usual bolognese and carbonara sauces, which are prepared with care here, at Osteria del Gatto e la Volpe diners will be able to try their delectable, unique penne alla vodka.

Osteria dei Centopoveri

Although Florence has recently seen a decline in authentic Italian restaurants, and a rise in tourist-centered service and cuisine, at Osteria dei Centopoveri visitors will get the real deal. This restaurant is typically Italian, and the pasta dishes that are served here are among the best in the entire city.

Trattoria ZaZa

Trattoria ZaZa is one of the most original, fun and bright restaurants in the city. Situated on the same square as the Mercato Centrale, which is an excellent stop for fresh Italian delicacies, fruits, veggies, meat and fish, all of their food is made with the best ingredients. Their creamy truffle sauce is particularly remarkable.

Osteria dei Pazzi

This restaurant is so authentic that their menu is only in Italian, so it is unsurprising that they have been able to make pasta dishes with one or two ingredients that can achieve the same flavor as those with the most complicated and elaborate sauces.

Quattro Leoni

Last on our list of the best pasta in Florence is Quattro Leoni, meaning the Four Lions. The recipes here are more elaborate and slightly more sophisticated, so this restaurant might be more appealing to those searching for innovative rather than traditional recipes.

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