Now onto some of our favorite food finds in Florence!
We were on a mission to find (in Summer’s words) “life changing pizza”. ¬†And that we did! ¬†We spotted a tiny restaurant buzzing with locals with a large wood burning oven and a small menu with just 2 options: Marinera and Margherita. ¬†Sold!
I think the pizza chefs had a crush on us- they made our pizzas in the shape of a heart! ¬†This restaurant is called Cucina Toscana Vini and is located at Via dell Isola delle Stinche 19. ¬†Bonus- the incredible gelato shop Vivoli is just a few doors down!
Another favorite was Osteria Belle Donne located at Via delle Belle Donne 16. ¬†This was a place I found on my first trip to Florence and have made sure to return on each visit since then! ¬†Small hidden restaurant, hand written menu, friendly service, amazing food and really reasonable prices- my kind of place!
We also loved a small meat and cheese shop I had heard about called Il Santino. ¬†We had a glass of wine and tried a number of different cheeses, salamis and prosciuttos. ¬†Everything was so amazing and it was fun to try so many different things! ¬†It is located at Via Santo Spirito 60.
A few doors down is their restaurant Il Santo Bevitore located at Via Santo Spirito 66. ¬†We didn’t get a chance to go there but I have heard amazing things so check it out and let me know what you think!
If you have any other restaurant recommendations to share I would love to hear them!