Florentine Foodie

Trattoria Diladdarno

Review by Grayson Glazer, Abby Hyson, Andrew Hazelip, Amanda Carofano Trattoria Diaddarno was easy to find and only a short walk to the other side of the Arno. The trattoria is tucked away from the main tourist attracting restaurants. Our group arrived just as it opened and were the first customers of the night. The […]


Odysseia Ristorante Greco

Review by Daniela Roberto, Allyson Quinn, Juliana Runnels, Jordan Semel, Alex Rohmann Odysseia is outside of the city center, but easy to reach, and we had an excellent experience. Upon entering, the cosy atmosphere and white and blue decor made it feel very authentic, as if on the island of Mykonos. The staff greeted us […]


From Farm to Table Restaurants in Florence; Keep Your Friends Close and Your Farmer Closer.

Review by Karla Oliveira Silva, Alma Limon, Nicole Fish, Allison McKone Eating local was not always something people sought out. It was all we had, in the beginning of civilization. What seems like privilege now used to be the way of life. Eat what you grow, grow the foods and vegetables that work best in […]


Trattoria/Osteria Da Quei Ganzi

Review by Cassidy Williams, Benedetta Marra, Dylan Ferri, Marisa Talarico, Jonathan Ieraci Osteria/Trattoria Da Quei Ganzi is located conveniently in the Santa Croce district, on via Ghibellina. Reservations are recommended for this small, local place, but it is not necessary during the week. Waiters and staff are helpful and quick throughout the dinner service. Upon […]


Farm-to-Table & Italian Society: A Deeper Look

By Patrice Grande, Nicole Decosta, Leeya Mengistu, and Olivia Huff There are many phrases to describe one’s diet–vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian– the latest trend of these being climatarian. According to the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, the “climatarian culture” has made its way to the millennials of Italy. But what is the climatarian lifestyle, and […]


Miso di Riso BioBistro

Review by Alexandra Rippe As I was walking around the Santa Croce area one day, I stumbled upon a beautiful restaurant that was covered in plants and trees. Intrigued, I walked in and it turned out to be a vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotico, and crudista place called Miso di Riso Biobistro. The day I was walking […]


Trattoria Pandemonio

Review by April Duretti Pandemonio is located in the Oltrarno area of Florence, about two blocks away from the river on a more residential street. It is a small family owned restaurant, so depending on the time you go, reservations may be needed. The restaurant is a family friendly environment, with none of the normal […]


Pizzeria Spera

Review by Erin Burr & Jordan Tewes Pizzeria Spera is outside of the city center, so it takes a little more effort to reach. However, it offers a very local “feel” and will not disappoint its customers with the best pizza around. Whether you want a pizza with all sorts of toppings or unique combinations […]


Corno d’Africa

Review by Jamie Bernstein Attending dinner at Corno D’Africa was an extremely unique and culturally enhancing experience, as I was able to step outside of my comfort zone and explore an area and food type that I was not previously familiar with. Corno D’Africa literally means horn of Africa and has the intention of raising […]


Gelateria Badiani

Review by Bridget Thomson My experience at the Badiani Gelateria was a very good one. Our group met at the Duomo and walked to the gelateria. The walk from the Duomo was about 30 minutes. However, once we had the gelato the walk was well worth it! When we arrived at Badiani we noticed it […]


Pasticceria Sieni

Review by Christina Greico I really enjoyed my Pasticceria Sieni experience. It was very easy to find since it is right behind the stands of the central leather market. The store was very nice, beautifully decorated, and overall extremely classy. We first sat down before eating to observe the atmosphere. For the time we were […]


Ristorante dei Fagioli

Review by Hannah Zickel Ristorante dei Fagioli is a very traditional Italian restaurant and the clients were mainly locals but there was also a good amount of tourists that come for a typical Italian meal. Reservations are highly recommended, as we were almost not seated because we did not make one. Depending on what you order […]


Osteria Vecchio Cancello

Review by Olivia Hewitt, Catherine Heath, Marcus Hoskins, Alina Harestad, Sara Hudock The first thing we noticed about the restaurant was the atmosphere. It was a subtle mix of vintage antique shop and your cozy eclectic grandmother’s house – and somehow it all worked. It provided a great background for a great meal. Because this […]


Trattoria Mario

Review by Kailyn Smith, Emma Rhodes, Skylar Sorensen, Emily Russell, & Caroline Pidgeon We ate at Trattoria Mario on a Wednesday afternoon and arrived there right when it opened at 12pm. The establishment itself was very simple and you could tell the main focus was the food and not exactly the ambiance. The restaurant itself […]


Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi

Review by Lauren Gomez, Jennifer Follo, Jared Auton, & Christina Greico The atmosphere of this restaurant was really nice. It was dimly lit and had candles everywhere, adding to the mood. It was fairly crowded when we got there, and people continued to fill in as we ate; reservations are recommended. Many of the people […]


Pasticceria Dolcissima

Review by Sarah Martin The first thing you notice about Dolcissima as you walk in is the cleanliness and cuteness of the decorations and layout of the shop. The second thing you see is the huge display of beautifully assorted small chocolates, cookies, tarts, and pastries. As the shop is very small, only one woman […]


Ristorante La Giostra

Dining With Royalty: An Interview With La Giostra’s Ubaldo Tonarelli By Jennifer Canace and Rachael Grossman A “must-see” restaurant in the heart of Florence, La Giostra is a delectable dining option. The room is adorned with thousands of strands of dangling Christmas lights, greetings with a sparkling bianco, and old photos of Chef Tonarelli. The […]


Antica Pasticceria Castaldini

Review by Caitlin Eakley The Antica Pasticceria Castaldini a bakery/café located outside the city center. The shop was fairly small and you could look at all the pastries through glass and pick out which one you wanted. There were a few tables, and the decorations were small but very cute. The staff was small but […]


Francesco Vini

Francesco Vini: Great Food Since 1997 By Jenna Wilen In 1997, Florentine native Francesco La Brusco opened Franceso Vini, a shop that housed wine with a large selection of Tuscan salami. The restaurant progressed by adding sandwiches to the menu. Francesco Vini began to emphasize the vitality of creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all […]


Gelateria La Carraia

Review by Robert Ruggiero The gelateria La Carraia is located right across the Arno near Santo Spirito in the Oltrarno District and caters to both locals and tourists of all age groups. It is a great location and I enjoyed the gelato while gazing at the Arno from Ponte Carraia. The Baroque Style ambiance (Green […]


Veg&Veg

Review by Morgan Conners Veg&Veg is a vegetarian burger restaurant located in the Mercato Centrale. There is a variety of clientele, mostly young people and lots of seating throughout the market. The service is excellent and the staff speaks both Italian and English. The menu offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options such as […]


Pugi

Review by Bailey Hudgens & Melissa Thames Pugi is a Focacceria (bakery) that offers a variety of pizzas, flatbread pizzas, freshly baked bread, pastries, and cakes. The ambiance has a very warm feel with off white walls and multiple yellow lights hanging from the ceiling. It has a very clean and organized area as well. […]


Enoteca Fuori Porta

Review by Sydney Winner The Enoteca Fuori Porta is located in a beautiful area across the river, near the big hills that head up towards Piazzale Michelangelo. There are lots of trees in the area and it is a very quiet street. The atmosphere of the enoteca is casual with a nice décor. They had […]


Osteria del Porcellino

Review by Rima Tejwani The Osteria dell’Porcellino is located on the corner street near Piazza del Mercato Nuovo (new market). Tables were available both inside and outside. Reservations were not needed, however, for convenience, this Osteria has a website where clients can make dinner reservations. We were greeted very well by owner and he offered us […]