Best restaurants in Florence with outdoor tables
In the heart of Florence, the restaurants waiting for you to eat lunch and dinner with magnificent views
Great news! The new decree (for more information click here) provides for the reopening of restaurants in Tuscany! Precisely for this reason we offer you a top list of the best Florentine restaurants open, where you can enjoy again (in front of magnificent views) lunch and dinner with your loved ones. Do you have your phone ready to make a reservation?
Four Seasons Hotel
Borgo Pinti, 99
The restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, one Michelin star, the realm of Executive Chef Vito Mollica. In the splendid setting of the Palazzo della Gherardesca, overlooking the garden of the same name, where the terrace offers space for enchanting outdoor lunches and dinners. Dishes not to be missed include Cavatelli Cacio e Pepe with red prawns and baby squid (dish of the year in the 2013 Espresso restaurant guide) and Montespertoli pigeon with Vin Santo cooked in a bladder and caramelized fruit with thyme. About five hundred wine labels are on the menu. On the occasion of the reopening, their menu will be served for breakfast, lunch, aperitifs, afternoon tea and dinner! The hours are from 9.00 to 22.00 and reservations are required.
Osteria of the Three Benches
Osteria delle tre panche is a place that you must absolutely try for its attention to the truffle. Do not miss the new location near the Ponte Vecchio and with a terrace that allows you to enjoy a splendid view. The courses will be served in the two panoramic terraces of the hotel from 11 am to 10 pm with continuous hours so you can eat and drink at all hours (within the allowed hours). There are 10 tables on the terrace and 4/5 places on the small terrace. Reservation is required and for dinner we suggest to book for 19.30. Open 7 days a week.
Since 1957 Cantinetta Antinori has been one of Florence's most renowned places for wine and cuisine. Choose the cecina with squid and prawns, the ossobuco of veal Florentine style and the pappardelle with Tuscan ragout. Needless to tell you about the wines for tasting...absolutely must try! Open from April 28, with a maximum of 13 tables in the evocative semi-covered courtyard of Palazzo Antinori. It will be open for lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and for dinner from 7pm to 9.30pm. Not to be missed the wine bar open from 12.00 to 18.30. It is possible to make dinner reservations taking into account the two time slots: 19.00 and 19.45. Closed on Tuesdays.
Se-Sto on Arno (Westin Excelsior)
Absolutely to enjoy the sixth floor of The Westin Excelsior (a structure that offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city), enjoying the delicacies proposed by the menu. The service offered is active, with continuous hours, from 12.00 to 22.00. The tables will be placed only outside, allowing you to eat in front of the extraordinary view of Florence. The maximum capacity is 30 tables and reservation is required. A piece of advice? Choose table 41, with its magnificent view of the Arno right in front of the Duomo, it will make your day unforgettable.
055 239 6700
A place that tells 50 years of Florentine history, better than any other. Every day are proposed interesting delicacies for both vegetarians and celiacs. An advice: don't leave without having tasted the historical Bellini cocktail, to accompany their legendary carpaccio. In the outdoor dehor you will be welcomed by 8 tables. Lunch will be served from 12.00 to 15.00, while dinner from 18.00 to 21.00. Reservation is required.
Piazza della Signoria, 31
Frescobaldi Restaurant in Florence is located in the heart of the beautiful Piazza Signoria and every day offers its customers the spectacular view of the fountain of Neptune made by Ammannati. This restaurant belongs to a famous family of the Florentine aristocracy, which (for over 700 years) is famous for its wine production. In fact, their wine list counts 150 different types. Without a doubt, you will be spoiled for choice!
In addition to this, their menu offers every day, to say the least, delicious dishes prepared in total respect for tradition and with only seasonal ingredients. A piece of advice? Try a plate of pasta and their bread, made daily in a totally artisanal way. The reopening will take place on April 30 with the following provisional timetable: from Thursday to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00 and from 19.00 to 22.00. There are 45 places available, so booking is recommended.
The Holy Drinker
In the heart of Oltrarno. Il Santo Bevitore is a restaurant that combines the style of an artistic Florence with a refined and youthful elegance. Do not miss the terrine of chicken livers with Vin Santo and pan brioche or the beef tartare with crispy vegetables. To meet the needs of all customers, you can also find in the menu dishes for celiac and vegetarian proposals. Open every day both at lunch (from 12.30 to 15.00) and dinner (from 19.30 to 22.00). There are 10 small and delicious tables outside, so do not forget to book!
The most famous Japanese restaurant in Florence. What we recommend is a journey into the heart of Oltrarno in search of Japanese flavors of Momoyama. While the raw cuisine is directed by Gabriel Camara and offers the classics of Japanese tradition, the cooked is managed by chef Lorenzo d'Agnello. On the occasion of the reopening, the restaurant will have the following hours: from 12.30 to 14.30 (for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday) and from 19.00 to 22.00 (for dinner from Monday to Sunday). The available tables are 4 on the street and 10 in their outdoor courtyard, so reservation is required.
055 597 8356
From Friday, April 30 Coquinarius Fiesole will reopen, delighting us 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 the kitchen is inextricably linked with the wine.
Here the tradition of hand-rolled pasta and the lightness of a creative gamble that is always an amusing discovery are mixed together. For the first three days (Friday 30th, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd) the restaurant will be open only for lunch, while afterwards it will be open (every day) also for dinner according to the following schedule: from 12.00 to 16.00 and from 18.00 to 22.00. The places available are around 50, thanks to the vastness of their outdoor space. Book now!
055 265 4541
The Osteria Belguardo is located in Piazza degli Scarlatti, just where on the side of Lungarno Guicciardini, towards the Ponte Santa Trinita. A charming place that reflects a taste of cuisine based on the pillars of Tuscan tradition supported by a passionate selection of raw materials. Among the unmissable we suggest: tartare, veal cheek, fried calamari and wild salmon. The restaurant will open every day (except Mondays) starting from Thursday 29th according to the following schedule: from 12am to 3pm and from 7pm to 10pm. Their delightful exterior will allow the arrangement of a maximum of 42 seats, precisely because of this, reservations will be required.
Helvetia & Bristol
At Helvetia & Bristol excellence is also found at the restaurant tables. An authentic journey into taste through delicious cocktails and a rich menu inspired by tradition, which rewards food and wine research, the passion of local producers and the enhancement of the territory and raw materials. On the occasion of its reopening in Tuscany, this space will return to welcome its guests on April 30th after an expansion and an extraordinary renovation (thanks to the vision of designer Anouska Hempel and the precious contribution of great Florentine artisans).
Villa La Massa
Via della Massa, 24
Whether for a romantic dinner or a carefree evening with friends, Villa La Massa is certainly the place to discover in summer 2021. The restyling of this space continues also in the way we intend to present the two restaurants of the hotel (the restaurant Il Verrocchio and L'Oliveto bistrot) that overlook the local scene with the intent to conquer the Florentine public. Absolutely perfect for a lunch, a dinner, or an aperitif with your loved ones! Chef Stefano Ballarino, of the Il Verrocchio restaurant, offers an original menu with explicit references to the Tuscan territory, perfect for enjoying on the restaurant's magnificent terrace, the scene of unique sunsets over the Chianti hills and the Arno river. The Oliveto bistrot, on the other hand, is open for lunch and is perfect for an informal breakfast by the new swimming pool, which will be the star of the "L'Oliveto Summer Lounge". Click here to learn more!
Finally, don't miss the reopenings that will take place starting next week! Starting with starred restaurants such as Ora d'Aria (055 2001699), the great cult restaurants such as Cibreo (055 2341100) by Fabio Picchi and, for lampredotto lovers (and not only!) the Osteria Tripperia il Magazzino (055 215969) will soon reopen.