Are you in town for work? Are you strolling with your sweetheart? Or are you simply discovering the historical and cultural sites of Florence?
It matters little.
At a certain point lunch time arrives, and the question is always the same:
“And now, where do we go?”
Here is a brief guide to solve the lunch time. Whether it’s fast, romantic, or super cheap, in this article I will reveal all the possible solutions for your needs!
- Quick and low cost lunch
When we travel around a city for work or tourism we are often in a hurry.
Between an appointment and the other or between a visit to a museum and a cooking class, the lunch time is always reduced to a brief pause. But not for this, you must give up the taste of typical Florentine products. Being able to experiment in a low cost and fast way a typical lunch in Florence is possible.
All’Antico Vinaio is certainly the best known in Florence. Born in 1991, like me (in that year a lot of things were born) in via de ‘Neri, Piazza Signoria area.
If you go on their website they have a page entirely dedicated to the celebrieties, because this is a must also for famous people of the show who do not want to miss the opportunity to try the typical “schiacciata co ‘la sbriciolona”.
In this place there will certainly be some typical Tuscan products and also a lot, a lot, but a lot of humor and Florentine spirit.
If in front of the Antico Vinaio the line is too long or if you are near the Duomo, another solution for a quick lunch of schiacciata and ham is Sandwichic.
This restaurant was born in an old haberdashery from the 1920s.
The place is small but cared for down to the last detail, there are still references that remind us of the old haberdashery, like the sign outside the main door.
- Quick lunch but with style
If you are looking for a chic, trendy and nice place to sit down for a quick snack, I recommend the Cantinetta dei Verrazzano.
This restaurant is located in the center, via dei Tavolini, between the shopping streets, and it’s open every day except Sundays. The owners of this restaurant also own the famous Castello di Verrazzano in Greve, where it is possible to take guided tours to discover the enogastronomic world of Chianti.
At Cantinetta you can taste the excellent products that come directly from the farm, as well as many types of bread, pizzas and focacce of their production.
- Lunch in real Florentine style
You are in Florence for the first time and you certainly can not miss the opportunity to try good Florentine food in all respects.
I have the right place for you: Trattoria da Mario. This trattoria, open only for lunch from Monday to Saturday, is located in the heart of San Lorenzo. In addition to good food here you will breathe the typical Florentine air, where everyone knows each other and where one of the main topics is certainly Fiorentina football team!
The tables are not so many, for this you can sit down at a table with other people, a good way to make new friends and to fully understand the Florentine soul, because we would talk with everyone!
The menu is never the same, because they cook what the land offers, following the period and the season.
What is certain is that if you want to experience the real cuisine of Florence, from the ribollita to the peposo to the more common Florentine steak, you must come to this place!