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If you are planning a trip to Italy and are looking for the best restaurants in Florence this summer, this critique is for you. Our guide to some of the best restaurants will help you plan that special meal and a number of dining experiences visiting the different neighbourhoods.

Florence is known for not just being absolutely stunning but also a city where the cuisine is astounding. This is mainly thanks to a new flurry of innovative young chefs on the scene, offering exotic flavours alongside side Italian classics that will have you positively drooling!

The Best Restaurants in Florence this Summer

Let’s go to the ‘top of the tree’ and take a look at our top 5 choices for the best restaurants in Florence this summer. Whether it's perfect for that special occasion or an excuse to wine and dine while showing off a swanky new outfit.

Ora D’Aria (Via dei Georgofili, 11R, 50100 Firenze FI)

This one-star Michelin restaurant serves Italian, Vegetarian and European cuisine. It can be found directly behind the Uffizi Gallery (one of the top attractions in the city).

The menu is la carte, except for their well-known Tuscan and seafood set menus, making various options for all tastes. If you fancy something rather splendid - visitors can make a reservation for the chef’s table set in the stunning wine cellar, which seats up to four people.

Il Palagio (Borgo Pinti, 99, 50121 Firenze FI)

Il Palagio, (The Palace) is a wonderful place in which to dine, and can be found in the Four Seasons Hotel. Here, the chefs offer traditional Italian and Florentine cuisine with a distinctive and inventive style, such as Cavatelli pasta with red prawns and marinated baby squids.

Please note - as with many of the best restaurants in Florence this summer, making a reservation in advance is essential.

Bottega del Buon Caffè (Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 69/R, 50125 Florence)

This exquisite restaurant is a three-minute walk from Piazzale Michelangelo. It offers local organic food, produced from its own farm. Their own vegetable and herbs, inspire the gorgeous seasonal menus. The wine list too is very impressive too, as it has been chosen from the very best Italian vineyards.

Winter Garden by Caino (Piazza Ognissanti, 1, 50123 Florence)

This two-star Michelin restaurant can be found inside the St Regis Hotel. The delectable food has been designed by chef Valeria Piccini.

The menu showcases mouth-watering gourmet with stimulating dining options! However, we recommend the tasting menu. As this brings together some classic Florentine innovations like Tuscan beans with ricotta cheese dumplings with cream of zucchini, strawberries and nuts.

Borgo San Jacopo (Borgo San Jacopo, 62/R, 50125 Florence)

This restaurant looks out over the River Arno, situated between two bridges - Ponte Vecchio and Ponte a Santa Trinita.

Guests are invited to the most amazing fine dining experience with stunning views. The chef is Claudio Mengoni who serves authentic cuisine with a love of seasonal vegetables. Although we also suggest trying the porcini mushroom ice cream and fig molasses.

Book the Best Restaurants in Florence this Summer

If you can't decide upon the best restaurants in Florence this summer, then why not choose a food tour or experience instead? As well as a chance to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, your host will happily give you tips and advise on where to eat next.

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