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Where to eat in Florence city center, Italy

There is no shortage of good food in Florence: the city is full of places of good living, from traditional trattorias to starred restaurants with a view where you can taste all the Tuscan culinary specialties, well known by tourists from all over the world combined with the most prestigious wines.

Lungarno Collection offers different solutions according to your needs:

  • the Michelin-starred Borgo San Jacopo restaurant for a romantic and refined dinner;
  • Caffè dell’Oro for lunch or dinner in an eclectic location;
  • The Fusion Bar & Restaurant for iconic cocktails and an evening with friends;
  • The Rooftop Terrace and the Picteau Bistrot & Bar for a toast at sunset or an aperitif overlooking the Ponte Vecchio.

The choice is up to you!

Restaurants with a view of the Ponte Vecchio

Among the best 1 Michelin star restaurants in the historic center of Florence, Borgo San Jacopo certainly stands out, in a refined location with a breathtaking view of Ponte Vecchio. Nestled in the heart of the 5-star hotel, Hotel Lungarno offers an intense gastronomic experience.

It is possible to reserve your event, whether it is an anniversary or a marriage proposal, on its private terrace overlooking the Arno river. The dishes with high quality ingredients are carefully chosen by the starred chef Claudio Mengoni, who offers a creative cuisine but with an exquisitely Italian style. Do not miss the wide selection of refined wines, which you can choose with the advice of the expert sommelier Salvatore Biscotti.

Caffè dell’Oro, on the other hand, is the contemporary Italian restaurant par excellence with a view of the Ponte Vecchio. Located inside the luxurious Portrait Firenze, in an eclectic location, it is ideal for a quick lunch or dinner in the company of loved ones. It is open at any time: you can choose an Italian espresso, a break with sensational fusion-inspired dishes created by chef Antonio Minichiello.

Aperitif in Florence for a toast at sunset

If you want to spend an evening with friends enjoying special cocktails, you can choose between different locations in the historic center.

The rooftop bar in Florence La Terrazza is perfect for a toast at sunset, with a romantic view of Ponte Vecchio. The absolutely elegant location opens on top of the medieval Tower of the Consorti, on the top floor of the Hotel Continentale in Florence surrounded by its masterpieces: from the Brunelleschi’s Dome to Giotto’s Bell Tower.

The marvelous Picteau Bistrot & Bar also enjoys a breathtaking view, with Mediterranean cuisine proposed by the starred chef Claudio Mengoni and a wide choice of cocktails created by the talented young barmen Marco Colonnelli and Vincenzo Civita. Romantic and perfect for a sunset dinner overlooking Ponte Vecchio with your sweetheart.

If you prefer iconic cocktails in a lively and dynamic environment, you can choose The Fusion Bar & Restaurant, a cocktail Bar and Raw food bar in Florence. Deeply immersed in the historic center of Florence and perfect for spending an evening in the company of your friends.