Florentine Foodie

Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò

Review by Madeline Fodor, Madeline Gendreau, Mckenna Kowalik, Cara McCarthy, Katlyn Martin Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò was a hidden culinary gem of Florence. We didn’t have much of a particular expectation upon dining there, other than knowing there are really authentic restaurants on the other side of the Arno. Antica Mescita was very quaint and […]

La Cova Tapas Bar

Review by Julia Marshall, Stephanie Hebert, Michaela Vivian, Isabella Falco, Daley Burke, Evan Sabin La Cova is a Spanish tapas bar located across the river; it is an easy to reach location. The clientele of the restaurant is mixed between students, adults, families, teenagers, etc. It has a very welcoming environment. As soon as we walked in we heard Spanish music […]


Review by Kelley Brennan, Linnea Gustafsson, Leigh Heinemann, Caitlin Falvey, Alexis Gigliello, Nicolas Tiezzi Finisterrae is an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant that offers a lunch and dinner menu, as well as the option to order pastries and paninis from their front case. Reservations are recommended and only taken until 2pm of the requested day. Reservations can be […]

Bar Pasticceria Caldana

Review by Ross Powers, Amanda Guido, Annie Farley, Meghan Steines and Danielle Jones Caldana was the largest pasticceria we have visited in Florence, and when we walked in, we immediately saw so many beautiful and tasty looking pastries, sandwiches, and so much more, along with an ample amount of seating. Most of customers were local Italians, not tourists. It was also very […]

Universo Vegano

Review by Shira Levin, Julia Safir, Leila Aframian, Lauren Srour We were all skeptical about trying a vegan restaurant, especially in Italy. We visited Universo Vegano at two different times:  on a Monday afternoon and a Tuesday night. The restaurant was very easy to find. The restaurant had a lovely aesthetic and felt bright and […]

Pizzeria O’Munaciello

Review by ​Olivia​ ​Angerosa,​ ​Morgan​ ​English,​ ​Marissa​ ​Moorhead,​ ​Bridget​ ​Moran For​ ​our​ ​second​ ​food​ ​critique,​ ​our​ ​group​ ​was​ ​assigned​ ​the​ ​pizzeria,​ ​O’Munaciello. We​ ​liked​ ​how​ ​it​ ​felt​ ​cozy​ ​and​ ​not​ ​too​ ​fancy,​ ​yet​ ​not​ ​too casual. Before​ ​our​ ​meal,​ ​the​ ​waiter​ ​brought​ ​us​ ​a​ ​complimentary​ ​appetizer.​ ​We​ ​were​ ​all​ ​a little​ ​bit​ ​confused​ ​about​ ​this​ […]

Osteria Santo Spirito

Review by Maggie Salandra, Kaley Rudicus, Maggie Fair, Julia McMenamy As a group, we think Osteria Santo Spirito is a very beautiful, cozy place. It is an Osteria, so it sells mainly food, with a selection of wines to accompany the dishes. The food is served at shared tables in an informal setting. You can sit […]

Kalimera L’Angolo Greco

Review by Jordan Schwartz, Olivia Enscoe, Allison Edmonds, Scott Desmarais, Hannah Etter, Leah Greenberg We immediately recognized the shop with the Greek letters on the window and all of the greenery out front. Entering into Kalimera, we were immediately welcomed by the owner. The first thing he did was move together a few tables to […]

Pizzeria Antica Porta

Review by Mallory Royer, Jack Cmaylo, Giulietta Brunetti, Carly Semack, Lena Ceccone We visited the establishment as a group on a Sunday night right at 7:00pm opening time. We were the first people in the restaurant and we were seated right away. There were about 20 tables in the entire establishment and less than 10 people […]

Targato FI

Review by Ciera Davis, Seth Bruce, Kylie Leberman, Kyle Adams Targato Fi is a smaller Mediterranean Bistro with an intimate setting. The venue was very well decorated with plants, decorations, dim lighting, and a very cozy Italian feel. The atmosphere of the restaurant had a very relaxed feel, with a medium number of seats and […]


Review by Hannah Mattson, Sheridan Mcclure, Jake Nelson, Chris Preleski, Patrick Sullivan Santarpia is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Firenze that our group had the pleasure of visiting. Upon first walking in, we were greeted with a modern atmosphere of dining and a lively crowd. People of all ages were eating, families as well as young adults […]


Review by Halle Geoghegan, Kyle Paradis, Julia Dillon, Ciera Davis, Tessa Hollister, Seth Bruce Vivanda is a restaurant located in the Oltrarno area that cateres to a local clientele and to anyone with organic, vegan, gluten, or vegetarian dietary preferences. The employees spoke English well, were able to suggest recommendations, and were attentive throughout the […]

Trattoria L’Ortone

Review by Erika Cristiano, Taylor Fellman, Katherine Jeffries, Madison Miller, Whitley Pearson, Madison Priest, Rachel Smoller The atmosphere of L’Ortone was unique because of the different location options within the restaurant.  The bar is a perfect place to enjoy a drink before being seated.  If there is a wait for the table, guests are encouraged […]


Review by Mary Butler, Kristina Deese, Sarah Hotzel, Katharine Woodard, Julie Pham, Avery Hayden Crepapelle is a small vegetarian restaurant with several vegan options. It seats around 18 and it would be better to stick to groups of four. At first glance, it seemed like a plant-based restaurant, so we were impressed by the healthy, […]

Italian Tapas

Review by Lucy Mae Rascoe, Mary Britt Marsh, Elizabeth Sisk, Mary Lienesch, Claire Hauck, Mikaela Durben This was our first time at a specifically Mediterranean tapas restaurant, and we really enjoyed the experience. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was quick, friendly, and attentive. The waitress did a good job of trying […]

Osteria dei Pazzi

Review by Josi Tiffany, Declan Rae, Amanda Laugeni, Emily Morrow Osteria Dei Pazzi is conveniently located near piazza Santa Croce. The owner of the osteria welcomes you with his singing voice and brings an overall warm feeling to his place. The service was great and both the owner and waiter were friendly and fast. We […]

Alla Vecchia Bettola

Review by Jennifer Persichilli, Janelle Levesque, Jennifer Eldridge, Alayna Aimes and Jennifer Schuckenbrock Walking into Alla Vecchia Bettola, one first witnesses the boisterous and lively atmosphere busting with tables of cheerful Italian families and friends. Depending on what time you go, the seating varies; it is not required to make a reservation, but it is […]

Pasticceria Gualtieri

Review by Savanna White, Karlianne Willson, Bryan Hoffman, James Romano, Hannah Amorello Experiencing food is such an imperative part of one’s traveling experience, especially in Italy. Italy is just as known for several baked goods as part of their food traditions as it is pasta, wine, and prepared fishes and meats. We ventured off to […]

Osteria del Caffè Italiano

Review by April Herz, Taylor Basile, Katherine Corrigan, Meghan Leslie, Kendra Bunnell Osteria del Caffè Italiano is located on Via Isola delle Stinche, a short 5-minute walk from Piazza Santa Croce. We attended Caffé Italiano as a group on Sunday for dinner and it was unnecessary to get a reservation for this time. The restaurant […]

Osteria dei Centopoveri

Review by Hailey Wilson, Emily Gardiner, Lindsey Bruen, Zoe Williams, Kira Nelson Osteria dei Centopoveri is an establishment that has an extensive menu, a skillful and friendly waitstaff, and a comfortable and welcoming environment. It is a traditional restaurant hidden on a street nearby the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. People can walk in and […]

Pizzeria Berberè

Review by Cassandra Pelli,  Kelsey Haskins, Bari Buchberg, Madeline Preston, Julia Barry Pizzeria Berberè is located in the Oltrarno district of Florence, on Piazza de’ Nerli. Clients can use Misiedo.com to book reservations online. The service here was excellent. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and sat. The server gave us enough […]

Osteria delle Belle Donne

Review by Thomas Alessandrello, Louis Andreacchio, Gabriella Mansilla and Anna Renkert Osteria Delle Belle Donne is known for its authentic Tuscan cuisine. We were surprised how comfy and cozy this restaurant felt. It had dimmed lights, which made it feel more welcoming and it felt like a cute spot for a couple to sit with glasses of wine […]

Libreria Brac

Review by Lauren Bongiorno The restaurant is very small with a bar area and a restaurant in the backroom. It is a little difficult to find as it is not on a main road and there is really no sign that advertises the restaurant well. However, I really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant: when […]

Cantina del Gelato

Review by Ashley De Real The Cantina del Gelato is located just on the other side of the river easy to reach and a pleasant walk. The shop looks really looks like a trendy bar on the inside. It was a bit empty at first, but then some locals came in. The atmosphere is friendly and […]