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Best restaurants with a view in Florence Italy city centre

Florence is a special place to spend your holidays whether they’re romantic vacations or with your friends. Every year it hosts thousands of tourists from all over the world for art, history and even good food.

In the cradle of the Renaissance you will find all types of restaurants, suitable for every need: from starred restaurants in Florence to Rooftop bars with breathtaking views. In short, you can choose romantic and incredible places where you can eat or spend a wonderful evening during your stay in the city.

Among the best restaurants in Florence with a view, Borgo San Jacopo and Caffè dell’Oro of Lungarno Collection undoubtedly stand out. If you want to enjoy a panoramic view and enjoy cocktails and aperitifs, you can do so at La Terrazza Rooftop Bar, Picteau Bistrot & Bar and The Fusion Bar & Restaurant.

Where to eat in Florence historic center

Starred restaurants in Florence overlooking Ponte Vecchio

For a refined and romantic dinner in the historic center of Florence, we recommend the Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo and the contemporary Italian restaurant Caffè dell’Oro.

The 1 Michelin star Borgo San Jacopo restaurant, located in the  Hotel Lungarno, offers an experience of haute cuisine, where you can admire the Arno from the windows of the main hall. The peculiarity is due to its wonderful private terrace overlooking Ponte Vecchio, open during the summer, ideal for a private event or a marriage proposal. The refined and sophisticated cuisine expresses the beauty of the city, offering only high quality ingredients and artistic dishes created by Executive Chef Claudio Mengoni.

While, if you want to spend a magnificent evening or a typically Italian lunch in an eclectic location, the Caffè dell’Oro is for you. The contemporary restaurant in Florence is located in the 5-star Portrait Firenze hotel, known for its incredible views of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno river.

Awarded in 2022 by Gambero Rosso, Caffè dell’Oro offers sensational and unique dishes. Italian, fusion and contemporary cuisine proposed by chef Antonio Minichiello, to be enjoyed in the luxury living room, in an intimate and enveloping atmosphere.

Rooftop Bar and Cocktail Bar for aperitifs in Florence

Not only refined dinners, in Florence you can enjoy excellent dishes in the company of original drinks overlooking the Ponte Vecchio.

The excellent cocktails flanked by Mediterranean cuisine prepared by the starred Chef Claudio Mengoni, can be found at the Picteau Bistrot & Bar. A breathtaking view of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno river are the setting for an artistic environment, where you can admire works of art by ‘900.

If you are a lover of good drinking, we recommend The Fusion Bar & Restaurant with eclectic and original drinks created by our Bartenders.

While, at the 4-star hotel in Florence, Hotel Continentale, you can toast at sunset and enjoy excellent cocktails at La Terrazza Rooftop bar: a private and elegant location where you can admire the city.