Gelato Firenze

Culinary Adventures In Florence!

Florence is the city of art, culture, and good food! The Tuscan capital is an obligatory destination for tourists from all over the world.

It is the target of tourists every year not only for the monuments and attractions to see but also for its restaurants, its taverns, and for the historic places where you can taste delightful street food.

Let’s take a trip to the Florentine gastronomy and discover the best delicacies of the city, and where to taste them!

Florentine steak

The flagship dish of Florentine food and wine, and it is really huge!

The steak is obtained from the cut from the loin of the Chianina beef, i.e., the one that corresponds to the lumbar vertebrae.

The most used portion is the one over a kilo, and the price ranges from 40 to 60 euros.

It is strictly cooked only for 3 or 4 minutes. Beware of asking for longer cooking! The Florentines are quite sensitive on this subject. The Florentine steak must be eaten and appreciated as tradition dictates, that is rare.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina
Bistecca Steak alla Fiorentina


It is the main dish of Florentine Street food. The lampredotto is one of the favorite foods of the Florentine population and tourists, who are also used to label some restaurateurs who supply it as “legendary”. Restaurant or “fast food” versions, in the evergreen take-away sandwich.

panino lampredotto


Incredible to believe, the Tuscan capital is also famous for its ice cream. In the summer season, this dessert cannot be underestimated. It is an excellent substitute for a light meal, but also a quick and tasty snack to be eaten on the streets of the city, provided, however, that you do so in the best ice cream parlors in Florence.

Florentine sweet crushed bread

A typical dessert of the carnival period, the Florentine Schiacciata can be enjoyed alone or accompanied by Chantilly cream or whipped cream.

To be tasted absolutely all year round, at a coffee shop, at home or in hand, while walking the streets during the carnival!


The winning combination of every self-respecting end of a meal is represented by cantucci and wine.

Cantucci is a type of dry biscuit native to nearby Prato, which has quickly become one of the main dishes of Florentine gastronomy, revisited in numerous variations, all very tasty!

Cantucci Recipe

Salty Schiacciata

The one from the Antico Vinaio is well known, but in reality, it can be found in practically all the wine bars and bars of the city. It is a focaccia stuffed with salami and various creams, there are hundreds of versions, one better than the other.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Lost Password