4 Top Restaurant Picks in Florence

The Professor's Picks in the Renaissance City

Author: The Traveling Professor/Thursday, January 22, 2015/Categories: Italy

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The Traveling Professor's itineraries are ambitious and we usually are a hungry bunch after a day of touring.   Here are our picks for the best restaurants in Florence:

Za-Za:  Located near the Mercado Centrale, everything here is fresh.  I like the pastas and the appetizers of salami and cheeses.  If the weather is warm, stop by early to make a reservation to be seated outside.

Trattoria Zio Gigi:  The appetizers are the superstars here.  Amazingly cheap, but good.   When I take my small group tours to Italy here, they prefer the seafood.  Go on any night but Sunday, and you'll be treated to the opera-singing server.

Il Latini:  The place to go if you like to eat, and eat a lot.   We went with a small group of travelers and we had a blast.  Everything is served family style.  We once counted 27 different courses!  The regular price is about 45 euros per person and is only for very hungry travelers.  

Trebbio: The place to go for Florentine steak at a reasonable price.   I like the relaxed atmosphere.  It feels like sitting in a Tuscan villa.  Whenever we go on our small group tours to Italy, we usually like to have our final meal in Florence here.

Mercato Centrale:  Recently opened, the top floor of this bustling market has been opened with a variety of restaurants that will give diners an almost tapas-like approach to Italian food.

For more information about my small group tours to Italy, see www.travelingprofessor.com


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