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The Lodge (ph. Alessandro Moggi)
July 12, 2023

Best restaurants in Florence with outdoor tables

For lunch and dinner accompanied by magnificent views

Our top list of the best open Florentine venues where you can enjoy (in front of magnificent views) lunch and dinner with your nearest and dearest. Do you have your phone ready to make a reservation?

The Lodge Club
Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 1
ph. +39 055 284874

The Lodge Club at the foot of Piazzale Michelangelo is the perfect place to spend a summer evening in the city. You can arrive at sunset time to enjoy a nice aperitif in their beautiful bar The Jungle, go there for an elegant dinner in their Dining Club or for a fun night out with friends as some of the best DJs in town and beyond take to the decks every night.

The Lodge

Harry's Bar The Garden
Via Il Prato, 40r
ph. +39 055 2771704

From the union of the SINA Villa Medici hotel and Harry's Bar Firenze, Harry's Bar The Garden was born. From a selection of starters, to pasta and soups, through meat, fish or vegetarian main courses, to desserts, the menu offers solutions for all tastes, also offering a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and salads: Harry's historical dishes such as Harry's taglierini gratin with parmesan cheese and ham, Harry's beef tartare, Harry's classic aromatic curry with rice pilaf and mango chutney, and crepes flambéed with Grand Marnier are a must.

Villa Medici Sinai

Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 055 2626450

An exclusive location, set in the greenery of a centuries-old park in the heart of the city: the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes the season en plein air with the opening of Al Fresco, a trattoria for lunch, pizzeria and barbecue for dinner. At lunch, fresh dishes, linked to the season, that reflect and enhance the Italian and Tuscan tradition. In the evening, on the other hand, excellent quality meat with the proposals of the Josper grill and this year the pizza of Giovanni Santarpia, for a perfect combination of Neapolitan tradition and the search for the best Tuscan and other ingredients.

Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage
Vicolo Marzio, 1
ph. +39 055 583724

Osteria delle tre panche is a place you absolutely must try for its focus on truffles. Don't miss the new location close to the Ponte Vecchio and with a terrace offering a splendid view. The dishes will be served on the hotel's two panoramic terraces.

Osteria Delle Tre Panche Hermitage - Terrace view

Cantinetta Antinori
Piazza degli Antinori, 3
ph. +39 055 292234

Since 1957, the Cantinetta Antinori has been one of the most renowned wine and food venues in Florence. Choose the cecina with squid and prawns, the ossobuco di vitella alla fiorentina and the pappardelle with Tuscan ragout. Needless to tell you about the wines for tasting... a must try! Open in the evocative semi-covered courtyard of Palazzo Antinori.

Cantinetta Antinori

Se-Sto on Arno (Westin Excelsior)
Piazza Ognissanti, 3
ph. +39  055 27152783

The sixth floor of The Westin Excelsior (a building with one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the city) should definitely be enjoyed while sampling the delicacies on the menu. A word of advice? Choose table 41, with its magnificent view over the Arno right in front of the Duomo, it will make your day unforgettable.

Sesto on Arno - The Westin Excelsior, Firenze

Buca dell’Orafo
Via dei Girolami, 28r
ph. +39 055 213619

This is one of the smallest pits in Florence, open since 1945. If you order the ribollita, the Sangiovannese stew and the fried chicken, rabbit and artichoke you will not regret it, but the real cult favourites are the artichoke pie (in winter and spring) and the pork arista with potatoes. Finish with candied cooked pears.

Buca dell'Orafo

Ristorante La Loggia - Belmond Villa San Michele 
Via Doccia, 4
ph. +39 055 5678200 

Entering the universe of La Loggia means being an active participant in a 360° experience of beauty, ranging from the location - immersed in greenery, in an ancient monastery overlooking a magical Florence, steeped in history, with a privileged position that offers one of the most beautiful views of the city - to the gastronomy that brings with it the study of the territory and aspires to enchant the senses, to the very manufacture of the porcelain, which contributes to bringing uniqueness and a touch of contemporary design to the table. For this season, Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino proposes three new tasting menus with a harmonious balance of flavours and ingredients that enhance Tuscany. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 19:30 to 22:30.

La Loggia - Villa San Michele

Ristorante Frescobaldi
Piazza della Signoria, 31
ph. +39 055 284724

Restaurant Frescobaldi in Florence is located in the heart of the beautiful Piazza Signoria and offers its customers the spectacular view of the Neptune fountain by Ammannati every day. This restaurant belongs to a famous family of the Florentine aristocracy, which (for over 700 years) has been famous for its wine production. In fact, their wine list counts no less than 150 different types. Without a doubt, you will be spoilt for choice! In addition to this, their menu offers daily dishes that are, to say the least, delicious prepared in total respect for tradition and with only seasonal ingredients. A word of advice? Try a plate of pasta and their bread, made daily in a totally artisanal manner.

The magnificent view of the Frescobaldi Restaurant

Il Santo Bevitore
Via S. Spirito, 64/r
ph. +39 055 211264

In the heart of the Oltrarno. Il Santo Bevitore is a restaurant that combines the style of an artistic Florence with refined, youthful elegance. Don't miss the terrine of chicken livers in Vin Santo ristretto and pan brioche or the beef tartare with crispy vegetables. To meet the needs of all customers, you will also find dishes for celiacs and vegetarian options on the menu.

Santo Bevitore

Borgo S. Frediano, 10r
ph. +39 055 291840

The most renowned Japanese restaurant in Florence. What we recommend is a journey into the heart of the Oltrarno in search of the Japanese flavours of Momoyama. Here, research and quality tell the story of the Orient both through traditional dishes and through fusion dishes and reinterpretations of creative cuisine. You can also dine in the lovely courtyard.


Osteria Belguardo
Piazza Degli Scarlatti, 1r
ph. +39 055 2654541

The Osteria Belguardo is located in Piazza degli Scarlatti, right on the Lungarno Guicciardini side of the river, towards Ponte Santa Trinita. It is a charming place that reflects a taste for cuisine based on the pillars of Tuscan tradition supported by a passionate selection of raw materials. Among the must-tries we suggest: tartare, veal cheek, fried calamari and wild salmon.

Osteria BelguardoOsteria Belguardo

Paszkowski Caffè Concerto
Piazza della Repubblica, 6
ph. +39 055 210236

From brewery to literary café that brought together the intellectuals of the late 19th century, Paszkowski's has retained all its charm and style. Declared a 'National Monument' in 1991, Caffè Paszkowski is one of the symbols of the city's tradition. In addition to excellent coffee declined in many different ways, at the 'new' Caffè Concerto Paszkowski it is possible to dine magnificently. The result is a fresh, seasonal and contemporary proposal - which leaves room for innovation, but without forgetting tradition.

Caffé Concerto Paszkowski

L'Oliveto - Villa La Massa
Via della Massa, 24
ph. +39 055 62611

Bistrot L'Oliveto is located in a renovated stone barn adjacent to the swimming pool of Villa La Massa. It has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, with an enchanting outdoor patio enveloped in the shades and scents of the countryside. On summer evenings, the Bistrot transforms into a traditional Tuscan trattoria imbued with a seductive atmosphere evoked by the scents of the surrounding garden. Highlights include Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine steak), pici and pappardelle, and generous platters of cheese and cured meats with coccoli (fried pizza dough), to name but a few. Regional desserts such as zuccotto, an ice cream cake, and profiteroles close the meal. Pizzas and vegan choices are always on the menu.

Villa La Massa - Bistrot L'Oliveto

Caffè dell'Oro
Lungarno Acciaiuoli, 2p
ph. +39 055 27268912

Overlooking Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, Caffè dell'Oro has always offered an exclusive view of Ponte Vecchio and a renewed culinary proposal based on simple ingredients and authentic flavours. Loved by all those who want to combine their breakfast, lunch, aperitif or dinner with the view of one of the symbols of Florence.

Caffè dell'Oro

Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997

If you want an absolutely unforgettable lunch or dinner, Picteau is for you. In fact, its terrace will allow you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River. Moreover, the menu signed by Michelin-starred chef Claudio Mengoni offers tasty Mediterranean dishes.

Picteau Bistrot & Bar

Coquinarius Fiesole
Via Mantellini, 2b
ph. +39 055 597 8356

Coquinarius Fiesole is ready to delight you with its delicacies! This is a place on the hill that rises from Florence to Fiesole and from Fiesole down to Florence, a place where cuisine is inextricably linked with wine. Here, the tradition of hand-rolled pasta and the lightness of creative daring that is always an enjoyable discovery are mixed.


Irene Bistrò
Piazza della Repubblica, 7
ph. + 39 055 2735891

What could be better than waking up in a space away from stress and routine? Certainly by staying at the Hotel Savoy, you will have the opportunity to experience something unrepeatable. In fact, its location in the heart of the historic centre will provide you with an experience that will forever be etched in your memory. Absolutely not to be missed is its Bistro, which celebrates Italian cuisine and regional products every day.

Irene - Hotel Savoy

Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino
Piazza della Passera, 2
ph. +39 055 215969

Lampredotto meatballs, ravioli stuffed with lampredotto and potato, linguine with black cabbage pesto and Florentine tripe are just some of the dishes on offer at the Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino, accompanied by a well-stocked wine list boasting 180 labels.

il Magazzino in piazza della Passera - Luca Cai


In this article we talked about Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage, Cantinetta Antinori, Se-Sto on Arno - Westin Excelsior, Harry’s Bar, Il Santo Bevitore, Momoyama, Osteria Belguardo, Bristol Winter Garden - Helvetia & Bristol Firenze, Ora d’Aria, Cibreo ristorante, Il Magazzino, Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage, Ristorante Frescobaldi Firenze

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