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As well as visiting its Renaissance museums, parks and gardens, knowing what to eat in 48 hours in Florence will keep you nicely filled up along the way.

However, unearthing the city's culinary gems doesn't necessitate reserving Michelin-starred establishments each evening. It turns out that some of Florence's most delightful culinary experiences can be found within its unassuming pizzerias and charming, time-honoured taverns.

Experience the enchantment of Florence through its food and drink tours as well as the historical landmarks and cobblestone streets, once graced by famous artists.

What to Eat in 48 Hours in Florence

Treat yourself to mouthwatering culinary delights, complemented by exquisite wines from the picturesque region of Tuscany. Whether you seek cultural immersion or gastronomic delights, Florence has something to offer every discerning traveller.

Breakfast in Florence 

There are a multitude of delightful cafés scattered throughout the city, each with its own unique charm to enjoy breakfast. With stunning views and the freshest pastries, these culinary havens will satiate your appetite and prepare you for a delectable start to your day! While a Tuscan breakfast may not be considered the main meal of the day, it's certainly one that should be served with a fresh pot of Italian coffee.

Lunch in Florence

When it comes to dining in Florence, the options are abundant. Thoughts often veer towards a diverse selection of cured meats, exquisite artisanal cheeses, and of course, ample servings of fine wine. The city boasts an array of delightful restaurants to satisfy every culinary craving. 

Allow me to personally escort you on a culinary journey through two extraordinary Florentine trattorias, where authenticity reigns supreme and the true essence of Italy is brought to life. 

Il Gatto e la Volpe ( Via Ghibellina, 147/r, 50122 Florence FI)

Discover a charming, family-owned tavern adorned with exposed brick walls, where you can indulge in delectable pizzas, mouthwatering pasta dishes, and succulent Florentine steak. Open daily from 12pm, this culinary oasis promises an unforgettable and traditional luncheon experience.

Step into a world of mouthwatering flavours in a cosy, vintage setting that'll take you on a culinary adventure. Spoil yourself in delightful dishes such as - "Aunt's Risotto" - a heavenly blend of aged "acquerello" rice, crispy bacon and parmesan. Or for something a little more indulgent how about scrumptious "Tortelli Pecorino and Truffle" - potato tortelli in a creamy fondue of Pecorino Romano, crowned with fresh truffle.

Coquinarius (Via dell'Oche, 11R, 50122 Florence)

Coquinarius is nestled inside the Museo della Pagliazza and welcomes guests every day, barring Sundays, with lunch served from 12pm to 3pm. The exquisite menu features flawlessly cooked dishes such as cheese ravioli, delectable crostini, and mouthwatering burrata.

The wine selection is vast, ensuring that every guest will appreciate the charming ambience and cosy decor. It is truly a remarkable and distinctive place to savour a delightful lunch!

Dinner in Florence

To secure a coveted table at the finest establishments in town, it is highly advisable to make prior reservations. Italian restaurants typically offer two dinner times, usually around 7:30 and 9 p.m. Opting for the earlier slot is a wise decision, ensuring minimal waiting times, as locals tend to relish their meals at a more leisurely pace.

Allow me to unveil two exquisite dinner establishments in Florence, where you can bypass the tourist traps and uncover the true flavours of this splendid city.

Restaurant il Paiolo (Via del Corso, 42, 50122 Florence)

Experience a tranquil romantic evening, where you can indulge in authentic Tuscan cuisine and savour delectable speciality steaks. The restaurant welcomes dinner daily from 12 to 11pm, allowing for dinner to be served throughout the day, centered in the heart of Florence and nestled on one of its most enchanting streets.

The restaurant staff exude attentiveness and courtesy, ensuring an impeccable dining experience. The menu boasts artisanal delights, such as the Buffalo caprese with Tuscan PGI ham and the exquisite artichoke flan served with burrata fondue, both highly recommended by the talented Chef.

Ora d'Aria (Via dei Georgofili, 11R, 50100 Florence)

Pamper yourself with exquisite, contemporary Tuscan gastronomy - experience themed tasting menus, perfectly paired with fine wines, in an intimate setting. Operating daily from 7pm to 10pm, this restaurant is nestled behind the Uffizi Gallery.

Its charming appeal lies in a basement room that showcases ancient Roman walls, providing an enchanting setting for evening dining and private events. Additionally, the main dining area on the ground floor offers enchanting views of the open kitchen.

The menu offers a blend of the restaurant's timeless, refined recipes and innovative creations that tantalize taste buds. With a delightful emphasis on vegetables, guests can savour a culinary dinner experience that harmoniously blends tradition with experimentation.

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