In the pedestrian area behind the Uffizi Gallery, this small wine bar is the ideal spot for a snack with a glass of wine, an inexpensive lunch or an aperitif. It serves a huge range of crostini, sandwiches, a selection of cheeses (especially fresh and matured Pecorino), cold cuts and also roasted pig directly from the rotisserie across the street run by the same owner. All'Antico Vinaio has only a few seats inside so there is always a mixed crowd of tourists and locals eating standing up on the street in front of it. All credits cards accepted...if you pay the bill at the rotisserie across the street.
Located within the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Il Palagio traps the true essence of the historic city of Florence. Experience traditional Italian fare and exceptional wines in an extravagant setting, complete with a vibrant patio dining area. Rated one star by the restaurant bible Michelin, this elegant eatery is led by chef Vito Mollica. The award-winning chef and his skilled team proffer classic delights made with locally-grown ingredients. Apart from an extensive food menu, Il Palagio also impresses with its amazing wine list, comprising 400 fine labels. Book a table at this stylish restaurant and look forward to a remarkable meal in one of the oldest cities of the world.
Enoteca Pinchiorri is a distinguished restaurant among Florence’s thriving culinary scene. Combining luxury and haute cuisine at its best, this decadent restaurant also boasts of three Michelin stars. Housed in a renaissance palazzo, the restaurant is set in a historic room, exuding a museum-like charm. Complementing the grandeur of the interiors, the meals served here reflect simplicity and minimalism, replete with the use of seasonal produce. Diners can relish local flavors in unmissable dishes such as braised sardines and crispy pork. Pair these dishes with fine wines from sommelier Giorgio Pinchiorri’s impressive collection and you are sure to experience one of the most memorable meals of your life.
TeNaX is without a doubt Florence's most famous club, both for the quality of its shows and for its atmosphere. All the most important Italian musical artists have passed through these doors, as well as many foreign names. DJs change every evening, offering both trendy and more classic sounds. Saturday night's Nobody's Perfect set with DJ Alex Neri has made this a definite must for all House fans. The futuristic Tube Privé, built with recycled materials, should also not be missed.
A pint of Guinness, karaoke nights, live music sessions, all the sports you need on TV. This is what you will find at this Florentine Irish pub. Not the best place to be if you want to meet a local crowd, but people from all over the world meet at The Lion's Fountain to enjoy a good Irish beer on tap or a super Bloody Mary. Prices are not the cheapest in Florence, but the authenticity is worth it! The Lion's Fountain is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day and wear green, drink a pint of Guinness and celebrate with the Irish in Florence!
True to its name, the Space Electronic Discoteca offers space, lots of it. Calling itself the ‘largest discotheque’ in the city, the club is spread over two floors and boasts accommodating 800 guests. The first floor is more of a lounge area and is ideal for those who want to spend a leisurely evening, perhaps watching a soccer match on their satellite TV, or enjoying the video-karaoke, or maybe just relax and sit back with a drink or two from the bar. However, it is upstairs where all the real fun begins. A dance floor awaits dancers, both amateurs or experts, and a DJ plays tunes known and yet-to-be-known. The club also hosts private events, so do see the website for more information.
Established in 2006, the main folk club in Florence is dedicated to classical guitar technique. It is completely self-funded and managed.
Le Volpi e l'Uva, just a stones throw from the Ponte Vecchio, is the perfect place for people who love good wine. They have two strings to their bow - the wine shop and the wine bar, and between the two of them, over a hundred prestigious French and Italian wines are on offer. Periodically there are guided wine tastings exploring Californian, Chilean and New Zealand wines. To go with the wines, excellent Brie cheese is served as well as Pecorino, ribollita, meats, pâté, savory cakes and herrings. The desserts are all homemade and change every day. Service is over the counter and during the summer, one can sit at little tables outside in the piazza.
Ristoro di Lamole is an Italian restaurant serving authentic Tuscan cuisine. Established in 1993, the place is known for it's flavorsome seasonal treats and a selection of local wines. Some of their specials include Beet Risotto, Steak with Arugula, Truffle & Portobello salad, Truffle Soufflé, Burrata Mozzarella, and lots more. They also have outdoor seating available, offering spectacular breathtaking views of the Chianti hills. The place can be a tad bit expensive, but you would know where your money had gone. An ideal place to unwind yourself in the evening, overlooking the sunset, with a glass of wine. Booking is advisable.