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Starred restaurants overlooking Ponte Vecchio in Florence

One of the beauties of Florence is undoubtedly good food. The city of the Renaissance is also known for its culinary art: incredible flavors and simple ingredients. Surely you have heard of the Florentine steak and the highly prized wines from Tuscan wineries.

It is also for this reason that Florence is a fundamental stop for all Italian and international tourists.

Best restaurants in Florence

The city satisfies not only the lovers of tradition but also the most refined and international tastes. Whether for a romantic weekend or a family vacation in Florence, you can savor the excellence of Tuscan flavors in one of the wonderful romantic restaurants overlooking the old bridge of the Lungarno Collection.

Michelin restaurant in Florence: Borgo San Jacopo

Borgo San Jacopo is a street in Oltrarno, a historic district of Florence, precisely near the Ponte Vecchio. This is precisely why our 1 Michelin star restaurant was born, overlooking the banks of the Arno.

Located in the heart of the Lungarno Hotel, the 1 Michelin star Borgo San Jacopo restaurant offers an experience of haute cuisine, with a breathtaking view of the Ponte Vecchio. A main room with a window overlooking the Arno welcomes you in all its splendor. In summer, however, you can admire the Ponte Vecchio from a private terrace, which can also be reserved for a special event, a birthday, an anniversary or a marriage proposal.

The starred Executive Chef Claudio Mengoni offers a cuisine capable of recreating true and unique flavors, with creativity and rigor, like real works of art. Each dish represents Italian cuisine with high quality ingredients that accompany you during a romantic dinner in Florence with your beloved one.

Many of its excellent dishes can be found in the new menu reserved for the reopening in March which includes two different tasting menus (Experience and Vegetarian). All to be paired with a good wine that our head sommelier Salvatore Biscotti can recommend among the over 900 labels of the prestigious Borgo San Jacopo cellar: from the great timeless classics to highly sought after niche products.

Caffè dell’Oro, contemporary Italian restaurant in Florence

If you are looking for an eclectic place open all day, Caffè dell’Oro is for you. A contemporary Italian restaurant located in one of our 5-star hotels the Portrait Firenze, in the historic center, awarded in 2022 by Gambero Rosso.

With a view of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno, Caffè dell’Oro awaits you at all hours with sensational and unique dishes: from an Italian ‘espresso’ coffee to a light lunch to tea accompanied by a freshly baked cake.

Chef Antonio Minichiello offers Italian, fusion and contemporary cuisine such as hamachi tartare, spaghetti with tomato and bottarga and Tuscan tiramisu with Prato cantucci and Vin Santo gel. The wines and drinks are selected by our sommelier, master of labels and spirits.

In short, Caffè dell’Oro is the perfect Italian restaurant in Florence for your romantic dinner inspired by the flavors of the seasons or for an aperitif with a panoramic view. The luxury living room and its intimate and enveloping atmosphere are in perfect harmony with the refined dishes. The location is also ideal for private events: a cocktail party, a birthday, a dinner with friends or a wedding lunch