Category Archive: Food and Drinks

Restaurants, tasting, where to go for a drink or a coffee

Mouth-watering Events

On par with its world-renowned monuments and museums, Florence is famed for its culinary talents. The excellence of its cuisine attracts food lovers from around the world. It’s hardly a surprise that Florence is the perfect setting for top-of-the-line food and wine events, in addition to its plethora of restaurants, pizzerias, and gelaterias. Here are …

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Eataly Comes to Florence

Exactly one month ago, a new space opened in Florence, all for those who love good food. It’s called Eataly. Eataly was the brainchild of Oscar Farinetti, a new concept for a food store and high quality restaurant in one. The first Eataly was in Turin, followed by stores in Rome, Milan, Genoa, and Bologna, …

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Perfect for romantic dinners

Dining in one of Florence’s finest squares is a one-of-a-kind experience! Piazza Santa Maria Novella is a magnificent setting. Our restaurant “Al Fresco” is perfect for romantic dinners or an evening with friends, or even more formal occasions and work meetings! As I wasn’t sure what to choose from the menu, I took the advice …

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Tour of Chianti: In the Land of the Black Rooster

On Sunday, July 7, I had the pleasure of taking part in the tour organized by Caf Tours called “Excursion in Chianti with Wine Tastings“. The excursion is done year round (except August 15), every day of the week (on Tuesdays and Fridays the tour includes a typical tuscan dinner as well). The departure is …

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Vegetarian and vegan restaurant

In a narrow street between Piazza Santa Maria Novella and Porta al Prato, a quick walk from the Firenze S.M.Novella station, I was drawn by the sign of a recently-opened little restaurant. I decided to try it out a few nights ago. The place is called BVeg Bistrò. My curiosity was first piqued with the …

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Sabatini: 100 years old and fresh as a flower

Words like elegance, sophistication, and tradition don’t suffice to describe Sabatini. It deserves many more adjectives, and prime among these is “amiable” to describe the two owners, Carlo and Claudio. Another word is “skill”, that of the owners and the waitstaff alike. As soon as we step into the restaurant, we are swept up in …

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A dinner in a traditional Tuscan trattoria near Ponte Vecchio

Recently my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. For the special occasion, we decided to dine at “Celestino”, a traditional Florentine restaurant in the historic center, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. The restaurant is in a historic building, known as the Torre degli Ubriachi (Tower of Drunks). The rooms’ historic …

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Winetown, back in town!

Winetown is returning to Florence for its fourth edition on Friday, May 17 and Saturday May 18, 2013. Dedicated to the world of wine, the event will take place in various squares and historical buildings throughout Florence. Some of these buildings are not normally open to the public but will open their doors for these …

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Dining at Fellini’s, a romantic restaurant for two

A few nights ago my boyfriend had the wonderful idea of taking me to dinner at Fellini’s, a restaurant specialized in fish-based dishes in Via Ghibellina, right across from Teatro Verdi, in the Santa Croce area. Needless to say, the name is a tribute to the famous film director Federico Fellini of whom the restaurant’s …

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Taste brings you Tuscany’s gastronomical excellence

The Taste Fair just ended in Florence. For eight years, the event has been held in March at Stazione Leopolda, offering up the best of Tuscan and Italian food. This event has grown so much over the years that it was even reviewed in the New York Times, as an event not to be missed …

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