Christmas and New Year in the best hotels and restaurants in Florence
Wonderful locations, excellent cuisine and impeccable service. That's where!
Wonderful locations, excellent food and impeccable service. In Florence you’re spoilt for choice as to where to celebrate the Christmas season with friends and family. Here’s a brief guide to the offer from the city’s best hotels and restaurants.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL FIRENZE
The festive season is one of the best times to discover the magic of the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze and Chef Paolo Lavezzini, who at Il Palagio has the opportunity to create some unmissable gastronomic treats.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 190 (excluding drinks)
25 December - ChristmasBrunch, € 170 (including champagne and selected wines); Christmas Dinner, € 190 (excluding drinks)
26 December - Boxing Day Brunch, € 120 (including selected wines)
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with after-dinner music and entertainment, € 450 (including one drink)
1 January - New Year’s Day Brunch, € 140 (including sparkling wine and selected wines)
PALAZZO PORTINARI SALVIATI
A very special place where tradition is the order of the day, and where you can experience the magical atmosphere of Christmas with friends and family.
A fine-dining restaurant with one Michelin star, headed by Executive Chef Vito Mollica.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 170
25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 170
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 340 with DJ set in the Sala Beatrice
SALOTTO PORTINARI BISTROT
A salon in the heart of the city offering delicious food and creative cocktails.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 110
25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 110
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 220 with DJ set in the Sala Beatrice
The exclusivity of three Michelin stars and an astonishing wine list. During the Christmas period, it’s offering a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with a special menu.
THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR FLORENCE
At this historic five-star hotel overlooking the Arno, you can enjoy stunning views and the lively flavours of the SE·STO on Arno.
25 December - Christmas Lunch and Dinner, à la carte menu with Christmas specials prepared by Chef Marco Migliorati
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 350 (excluding wines) accompanied by live music
THE ST. REGIS FLORENCE
Immerse yourself and all the family in the warm festive spirit of the Winter Garden Restaurant in the elegant setting of The St. Regis Florence, and enjoy the delicious food prepared by Chef Gentian Shehi.
25 December - Christmas Buffet Lunch,€ 160 per person (including wines) with live music
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 450 (excluding wines) with DJ set and concert by Simona Molinari
BORGO SAN JACOPO
Flavours, colours and shapes are combined by Chef Claudio Mengoni to become unforgettable dishes.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 270 (wine pairing € 130)
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 350 menu (wine pairing with a flute of Dom Pérignon Champagne € 195)
PICTEAU bistrot & cocktail bar
An exquisite salon on the Arno, where you can spend Christmas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, just like home.
25 December - Christmas Lunch € 90 (wine pairing € 40)
A contemporary Italian café with a 50s mood and romantic views of the Ponte Vecchio. The kitchen is headed by Chef Antonio Minichiello.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 120 (wine pairing € 55)
25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 140 (wine pairing € 60)
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 250 (wine pairing € 105)
THE FUSION BAR & RESTAURANT
Cocktail & Raw Food Bar. The fusion cuisine will take you to a world of unexpected combinations and spicy flavours.
31 December - A cocktail and a traditional sweet, € 50; a bottle of Champagne per couple and traditional sweets, € 80 per person, with DJ set from 5pm to 3 am
At the top of the medieval Torre dei Consorti, the rooftop bar of Hotel Continentale offers unforgettable evenings.
31 December - Midnight Toast with a bottle of Champagne per couple, caviar and traditional sweets, € 90 per person
HELVETIA & BRISTOL
At the Helvetia & Bristol in the heart of Florence, excellence comes to the table. Cibrèo Caffè and Cibrèo Ristorante & Cocktail Bar are the perfect places to enjoy Italian specialities and celebrate Christmas in a welcoming atmosphere.
CIBRÈO RISTORANTE & COCKTAIL BAR
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, with live music
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, with DJ set
TEATRO DEL SALE
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner,with concert by a Gospel choir
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner,with double after-dinner show, folk music and DJ
25HOURS HOTEL FLORENCE
The hotel's design, inspired by the Divine Comedy, is a riot of allusions to Dante's work. The San Paolino restaurant is the lively centrepiece of the historic building.
31 December - Seafood dinner at San Paolino, euro 180 (1 glass of Franciacorta included); First kiss in Paradise, after dinner with live music until 2am, euro 50 (1 drink and good-luck treat); Final Stop ...drag me to hell, after dinner with DJ set at Companion Dolcemamaro Bar
An aristocratic Tuscan residence in the hills, a stone’s throw from the centre of Florence and surrounded by ancient gardens.
25 December - Christmas Brunch, € 150 (a bottle of Champagne per couple)
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, in Sala Specchi € 290 (a bottle of Champagne per couple), in Sala Moresca € 260 (a bottle of Champagne per couple)
If you want to toast Christmas and the New Year with a special touch of glamour, head for the Irene restaurant for traditional flavours presented by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini.
24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 75 (excluding drinks)
25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 125 (excluding drinks)
31 December - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, € 345 (excluding drinks) with live music
1 January - New Year’s Day Brunch, € 105 (including wines)
HARRY’S BAR THE GARDEN
In the luxurious five-star Sina Villa Medici hotel, enjoy the traditional and innovative cuisine of Harry’s Bar – the ideal choice for experiencing all the magic of the Christmas holidays.
25 December - Christmas Lunch, €85 (drinks not included)
31 December - New Year’s Eve dinner, €190 (drinks not included)
Delicious and refined dishes in a breathtaking location where you can enjoy a spectacular gastronomic experience.
25 December - Christmas Lunch, à la carte menu with special traditional Christmas dishes
31 December - New Year’s Eve dinner, €160 - meat and seafood menu €170 traditional menu; € 220 Crudités menu