The best gluten-free restaurants in Florence
Pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants, bakeries and ice cream parlors: all the addresses to eat gluten-free in the city
Gluten-free eating out is no longer a problem. More and more pizzerias, bars, restaurants, but also bakeries and ice cream parlors are attentive to the intolerances of all and prepare dishes or even entire menus gluten free without giving up an ounce of gluttony.
But where to go to eat gluten-free and well? Here is our selection of restaurants and other places where you can find gluten free dishes, among these - marked with an asterisk - those certified by the AIC (Italian Celiac Association). But before discovering the best gluten-free restaurants in town, discover our selection of the best restaurants in Florence, since all or almost all of them now have gluten-free dishes on the menu.
Borgo San Jacopo, 57/r
ph. +39 055 212427
The cuisine of Trattoria Cammillo is that of true Tuscany, made with natural ingredients and first quality: ribollita, steaks and all other meats, mushrooms, truffles, game, cheeses and fish and fresh vegetables. The great thing is that they can make almost the entire menu gluten-free on request and are in fact accredited AIC. Here, tradition goes hand in hand with goodness and is well combined with fried food, delicious and crispy even in gluten-free version. Not to be missed!
Vicolo di S.M Maggiore, 1
ph. +39 055 290876
Quinoa was the first restaurant in the city 100% gluten-free, certified by the National Celiac Association. A varied menu that combines the flavors of the Tuscan tradition and those of oriental cuisine for mouth-watering gluten-free dishes. The goal is to offer not only a cuisine without risk of contamination for those intolerant to gluten, but also a varied menu with rich and tasty dishes for everyone. The restaurant is immersed in an urban garden, in the spaces of a sixteenth century cloister just a stone's throw from the Duomo of Florence, where cultural events are also hosted throughout the year.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 0552626450
The enchanting spaces of the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze are open to everyone's needs and offer various tasty dishes, including gluten free ones. At the Atrium Bar you can opt for Butter and anchovies or Tiramisu with coffee and mascarpone cheese, while from the selection of Il Palagio you can choose between the lightly smoked Risotto and seasonal cabbage, or Pigeon, beet with Apennine pollen and sweet-sauce.
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4
ph: +39 055 2726 8912
In the magical setting of Caffè dell'Oro it is possible to taste several dishes from the menu in vegan, vegetarian and gluten free versions. Among these, a special mention for the Curried cauliflower steak Madras, which in addition to being gluten-free is also vegetarian and ... delicious! The choice is very wide, you just have to choose your favorite dish and rely on the wise hands of the chef.
Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997
To enjoy a unique view of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno river, to be admired as if you were on board a boat, just go to Picteau. There is a wide selection of gluten free dishes on the menu, among which we recommend the exquisite fillet of sea bass with mashed escarole, olives, capers and garlic mayonnaise. The staff is ready to satisfy (where possible) any request for changes.
Winter Garden Restaurant - The St. Regis Florence
Piazza Ognissanti, 1
ph. +39 05527163770
Winter Garden, the place of choice for hospitality and gastronomy within The St. Regis Florence hotel, presents both in the All-day Dining and Gourmet Dinner menus several excellent gluten-free dishes, such as Marinated Beet Salmon, field misticanza, radishes, beet powder, wasabi mayonnaise.
SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar - Westin Excelsior Florence
Piazza Ognissanti, 3
ph. +39 05527152783
For an exclusive evening with a breathtaking view of Florence you can go to the Rooftop Bar & Restaurant of the Westin Excelsior Florence. There are several gluten free proposals both in the Business Lunch menu and in the Daily Menu: browsing the menu you can see that the gluten free dishes are all those not marked as Allergens 1. Among these, the veal carpaccio cooked at low temperature, tuna sauce, capers and onion with hibiscus is worth tasting.
Irene Bistrò - Hotel Savoy Florence
Piazza della Repubblica, 7
ph. 055 2735 891
At Irene, the Bistrò at Rocco Forte Hotels' Savoy Hotel, there is ample opportunity to eat gluten free on both the lunch and dinner menus. From pasta and rice to salads, meat, fish and vegetables, all dishes can be customised to meet the needs of guests who cannot eat flour. In fact, Fulvio Pierangelini, Director of Food at Rocco Forte Hotels and Giovanni Cosmai, Head Chef, are always very attentive to everyone's needs, without neglecting taste and goodness.
Borgo San Frediano, 169r
ph. +39 055 223914
A corner of Paris in Florence! Small but lovely restaurant with an entirely organic, vegan and gluten-free menu. The mix of flavors in every dish is given by fresh and seasonal ingredients, and ready to surprise every palate. Try also the pizza, very light and balanced from the first taste.
Before discovering our selection of the top three pizzerias for celiacs in the city, here a more in-depth list with all the places where to eat a great gluten-free pizza in Florence.
Starita a Materdei
via San Gallo
Le pizze di Antonio Starita sono arrivate a Firenze, anche in versione senza glutine. Ben 120 anni di storia, che da Napoli è arrivata oltre oceano. Tra le proposte da non perdere la Marinara Starita, e la Porta a Porta!
Via Vincenzo Gioberti, 93r
ph. +39 055 66 38 10
This historic pizzeria has been for years a meeting point for Florentines to enjoy pizza cooked in a wood oven. La Luna was born about 30 years ago on the corner of Via Luna and Via Gioberti, over the years with professionalism and passion has become a reference point especially for gluten-free pizza, authentic and genuine. In addition to pizzas there are also appetizers, first courses, main courses and desserts ... all strictly gluten free!
Ciro & Sons*
Via del Giglio, 28/r,
ph. +39 055 289694
Ciro and Sons, a family-run pizzeria that ranked first at the world championship gluten-free pizza and organic pizza. A passion handed down from generation to generation for over 70 years and an ability to range and conquer the tastes of all. Not to be missed are the gourmet pizzas, among which we suggest Vesuvio with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, truffle, rocket and cooked ham and Portofino with cherry tomatoes, burrata cheese, mozzarella, pesto and basil.
Via de' Neri, 49r
ph. +39 055 219934
A place dedicated to gluten free cooking for different moments of the day, but it is in the schiacciata that it has its main strong point. In fact, Sgrano was born from the idea of delicious pizzas "for everyone", using the best artisan dough and the best Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses. The project has been enriched with a new opening: Sgrano Benci, in the street of the same name.
BURGHERIE AND SNACKS
First find out where to eat a good gluten free burger, click here if you want to know the best burgers in town.
Drogheria Bar & Grill - Firenze
Largo Pietro Annigoni, 22
ph. +39 055 247 8869
Continuously looking for new flavors that can amaze, the Drogheria has a constantly evolving menu, while remaining with feet firmly in the Italian culinary tradition, love to be inspired by the cuisines of the world. Each dish that comes out of the kitchen is a creation taken care of in every detail, from the choice of raw materials to their processing, up to the presentation. Attentive to the needs of all offer 4 types of bread: multi-grain, classic sesame, black bread with charcoal and gluten-free, to not really satisfy anyone.
Lungarno Torrigiani, 23
ph. +39 055 2345957
Wide selection of celiac-friendly dishes at Lungarno 23 as well. This wonderful window on the Ponte Vecchio serves Chianina burgers with an artisanal gluten free bun, but also gluten free crushes and pasta dishes. For an elegant, mouth-watering dinner and gluten-free on request.
Aviazione Campo Di Marte
Viale Malta, 4
ph. +39 055 5381058
Born a few years ago from what, at the beginning of the 20th century, was one of the very first military airfields in Italy, it has a very informal style in an industrial style environment with great attention to detail. The restaurant offers a varied menu and is particularly appreciated for its burgers... also gluten-free of course!
180 Grammi Burgers & Beers
Via Pietrapiana, 11/R
ph. +39 055 386 0476
An informal and friendly atmosphere welcomes you at 180 Grammi to taste delicious gluten free sandwiches that can be customized for both meat and toppings. Can we nickname it 180 grams of happiness?
Foody Farm Firenze
Lungarno Corsini, 2A
ph. +39 055 242327
The peculiarity of Foody Farm is that there are no appetizers, first and second courses, but it has a creative concept in which it leaves the customer to compose the menu that best suits his needs. The dishes are divided into macro-categories (stable and surroundings, from the garden, from the pasture, from the farmyard...), within which there are dishes dedicated to Fast Food and Street Food, vegetarian dishes and especially a wide selection of dishes reserved for those who are gluten intolerant.
ICE CREAM PARLORS AND BAKERIES
Ice cream lovers, before you learn about gluten-free options, come here to discover the best ice cream shops in town.
GROM - Il Gelato come una volta
Via del Campanile, 2
ph. +39 055 216158
Ice creams, milkshakes, sorbets, slushies, but also ice cream horns: all strictly gluten-free to ensure a complete tranquility to the customer. At Grom, the products are made with care and attention to detail, choosing only the best. They define their ice cream as "just like in the old days", because just like in the old days, it is produced without the use of colorants, emulsifiers and flavors, but it gets its taste and color only from the raw materials used according to seasonality and availability. Try it to believe!
Bottega Artigiana del Gusto
Via Erbosa, 12r
ph. +39 055 685702
From breakfast to aperitif gluten free but with style. Bottega Artigiana del Gusto is specialized in gluten free bakery and pastry, but also offers gluten free menus for lunch or appetizer. From Tuscan appetizers, to classic first courses such as gnudi and homemade gnocchi, passing through second courses of meat and fish (cod, sliced beef or tuna, beef tartare), salads, side dishes, pizzas and desserts (from tiramisu to zuppa inglese). All gluten free but without sacrificing taste.