Romantic restaurants in Florence
Where to invite your significant other for dinner on Valentine's Day
Better a romantic dinner at home or an amazing surprise invitation in one of the best restaurants in Florence? There is something for everyone: glamorous, intimate, gourmet, typical, candlelight, with breathtaking views... Ideal for a fabulous dinner!
Do you prefer to enjoy a few days of relaxation? Here are the most beautiful resorts in Tuscany where you can spend Valentine's Day and the SPA not to be missed in Florence!
Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 055 2626450
Immersed in the centuries-old park that surrounds the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, the Il Palagio restaurant under the guidance of chef Paolo Lavezzini is ready to offer you an unforgettable evening. It aims at substance, at the essence of matter, at taste. In a warm, enveloping and elegant atmosphere, you can savour the taste of beauty with a special tasting menu at a cost of 160 euros per person, excluding wine (glass of Ferrari sparkling wine included). The menu includes: Black fish, Oscietra caviar, spirulina and fennel; Risotto, foie-gras, scampi and raspberry; Casentino lamb stew, leeks, Swiss chard and black truffle; Strawberry and thyme baba, milk and lemon cream. Coffee and frivolities.
Se-Sto on Arno - The Westin Excelsior
Piazza Ognissanti, 3
ph +39 055 27152783
It's called Sesto because it's on the sixth and top floor of The Westin Excelsior hotel. A legendary terrace with a 360-degree view over the rooftops of Florence, made possible by the futuristic structure that surrounds it, made with continuous glass windows. Inside the bar, restaurant and lounge area, spaces that allow maximum relaxation in the heart of Florence, to live the most romantic evening of the year.
Winter Garden restaurant & Bar - The St. Regis Florence
Piazza Ognissanti 1
ph.+39 055 2716 3770
Fall in Love at The St. Regis Florence. Every day is the right day to celebrate love, especially in the magical atmosphere of the Winter Garden that always offers culinary excellence without equal. For Valentine's Day a menu designed to enhance taste and beauty.
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4
ph: +39 055 2726 8912
A contemporary Italian café and a truly privileged location, with a frontline view of Ponte Vecchio, which can be appreciated even better from one of the tables in the outdoor dehor. A unique opportunity to spend an unforgettable evening surrounded by the beauty of Florence and Italian flavours that fuse together. On the occasion of Valentine's Day, they have devised an ad hoc menu that includes: Chevice of the Mediterranean with yuzu-flavoured leche de tigre; Tartar of chianina in "Yukohe" style and hot zabaglione with misoRaviolo "double", lobster elixir, broccoli, burrata and lemon Beef fillet, annurca apple stuffed with foie gras, caviar brioche, rhubarb gel and Sauternes sauce; Vanilla mousse, strawberry and rose gelée, Avola almond cremino and mascarpone whipped cream, coffee and hazelnut pan dolce. 85 euro including water, coffee and cover charge.
Picteau Bistrot & Bar
Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997
You can choose the delightful setting of the Picteau Bistrot & Bar inside the Lungarno Hotel for a very special evening. The complete menu at 90 euro includes: Sea bass tartare, guacamole, raspberries and its Margarita Shot; Tagliolini with lemon and raw prawns; Salmon fillet with sautéed spinach and champagne sauce; Passion and chocolate heart.
Via del Corso, 6
ph. +39 055 5353555
For the most romantic evening of the year, Vito Mollica's Chic Nonna - 1 Michelin star - offers a special menu that includes a mouth-watering risotto with Champagne and soft crab, pheasant-filled tortelli with artichokes and black truffles, and roe deer loin alla Rossini. The menu costs 175 euro per person, excluding drinks. Also inside Palazzo Portinari, we find Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot, perfect for an equally fine but more informal dinner. Here, too, there is a special menu at 95 euro per person, excluding drinks, which includes, among others, the famous Ravioli del plin with black truffle.
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 80r
ph. +39 055 290423
Just a stone's throw from Ponte Vecchio, in the historic center of Florence, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is ready to welcome all lovers for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day with a dedicated culinary proposal, under the banner of love in a perfect balance between simplicity, research and passion. The special tasting menu features a cuisine that highlights fresh seasonal ingredients, raw materials from the local area and from the Orto del Borro in combination with Il Borro wines. The restaurant, already a point of reference for the city of Florence, offers in its new delicate and renovated atmosphere, an ideal setting for an intimate dinner: a sensory journey rich in authentic flavors of local cuisine, tasting a glass of Il Borro wine.
Cibrèo Ristorante & Cocktail Bar - Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione
Via del Verrocchio, 5r
ph. +39 055 2345853
The interior spaces of the Cibrèo and the dehors, with enchanting views of the historic façades of the Helvetia & Bristol Firenze and Palazzo Strozzi, reflect the warmth and authenticity of Florentine hospitality in an unmistakable atmosphere. The gastronomic proposals are linked to the authentic aromas and flavours of tradition, following the rhythm of the seasons and using the best products that the Italian territory can offer. On the occasion of Valentine's Day, a sensory journey between dishes inspired by "aphrodisiacs" and sophisticated classics of international cuisine, prepared with the unmistakable Cibrèo style that makes each course a moment of superlative pleasure. From the iconic Cibrèo tray to the innovative Ricotta e Lampo dessert, including oysters and lobster, passing by the lobster risotto and the refined Filetto alla Wellington, the perfect Valentine's Day is signed by Cibrèo. The cost is 85 euros per person. A separate wine list to go with the menu is available on request (separate cost).
Teatro del Sale
Via dei Macci, 111r
ph. +39 055 2001492
To make Valentine's Day even more magical, the Teatro del Sale has organised an evening full of surprises and atmosphere, with a very special menu dedicated to the most romantic evening of the year and live music by Akro Batik. A heterogeneous repertoire of tzigan songs, from Romania to Greece, in the passion-filled atmosphere of a show of virtuosity and frenetic improvisations. Cost of the evening: 50 euros.
Irene - Hotel Savoy
Piazza della Repubblica, 7
ph. +39 055 2735891
It is the salotto del gusto in Piazza della Repubblica, the perfect place to sample the best of Tuscan food and wine. Restaurant of the Hotel Savoy, here you can enjoy simple yet refined dishes in a sophisticated setting. The menu, designed by chef Fulvio Pierangelini, is entirely inspired by the best local and seasonal produce. For Valentine's Day, they have devised an ad hoc menu where there is no shortage of mouth-watering, elegant and never banal dishes such as Red mullet, Colonnata lard, lemon cream and misticanza; Tuna roast beef, tuna sauce and chicory; Tuscan caponata; Fettucine, Florentine courgettes, candied tomatoes and ricotta cheese; Tortellli, with 'nduja, burrata and peperone crusco; Ombrina, potato cream with evo oil and watercress; Tournedos of beef fillet, foie gras, spinach and black truffle sauce; Soft yoghurt with rosewater and strawberry. Water and coffee (cost 85 euro per person).
ToscaNino in Rinascente Firenze
Piazza della Repubblica, 4
ph: +39 055 493 3468
Not just a restaurant, but a bakery, a take-away deli, a bar, a cafeteria, a wine store and a store, a concept store all exclusively "made in Tuscany". TOSCA&NINO is located inside La Rinascente in Florence with a magnificent panoramic terrace, overlooking the rooftops of Florence.
Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage
Vicolo Marzio, 1
ph: +39 055 583724
A wonderful culinary journey of truffle flavor signed Osteria delle Tre Panche, overlooking Ponte Vecchio and the terrace on the sixth floor, overlooking all the monuments of our wonderful city! An unmissable taste experience in one of the most incredible corners of Florence where you will feel like touching Ponte Vecchio with one hand.
Harry's Bar The Garden
Via Il Prato 42
ph. +39 055 277 1704
Harry's Bar The Garden makes the exclusive atmosphere of the Sina Villa Medici its own, offering its traditional cuisine and careful attention to detail. For the most romantic evening of the year, they have devised a special 5-course menu (wine not included) at 80 euro per person: the extraordinary location, with its soft lighting and overlooking the garden with swimming pool, will make your Valentine's Day magical and unforgettable.
Via Dei Georgofili, 11/r
ph. + 39 055 2001699
The air you breathe is intimate, refined and understated, perfect for a unique sensory journey. The romantic, warm environment, with just a few tables and just a little music, will immediately give you a pleasant feeling. The small room downstairs is very nice, but the one upstairs with the open kitchen allows you to admire chef Marco Stabile in action. Every dish is an experience.
Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura
Piazza della Signoria, 10
ph. + 39 055 0621744
If your other half is passionate about fashion and design, then this is just the restaurant to make her spend a very special evening. At Gucci Osteria in Florence, in the historic city of the Medici, chef Karime Lopez embodies a new culinary renaissance with all the youthfulness of her youth. Karime's menu challenges traditional perceptions of Italian cuisine, creating truly playful interpretations of classic dishes.
via delle Seggiole, 12
ph. +39 055 9067188
The Tuscan culinary tradition reinterpreted with wisdom and a pinch of fantasy. The hospitality is one of the most exclusive, declined with a double soul: one more easy linked to tradition, the other trendy and more sophisticated, evoked by a glamorous and very suggestive furnishing. Starting from a spectacular hall, which is the fulcrum of the coolest aperitifs of the Florentine nightlife, with a glass ceiling that, if necessary, opens under the starry sky.
25HOURS HOTEL PIAZZA SAN PAOLINO
Piazza di S. Paolino, 1
ph. +39 055 2966911
An evening in hell or a night in paradise? To celebrate the feast of lovers, Ristorante San Paolino has come up with a menu for two at a cost of 75 euros per erson with a delicious 3-course menu of your choice + welcome entree (excluding drinks).
Atelier de' Nerli
Piazza de' Nerli, 8/9r
ph. +39 338 5988273
Where creativity takes shape. The restaurant created by Daniele Cavalli, son of the famous fashion designer, with its vintage atmosphere and the "aromatic" cuisine of Gianluca Camilotto from Piedmont has already conquered the chicest of Florence. To crown the evening you could also buy a gift: all the furniture, produced by artisans in the neighborhood, is in fact purchasable.
Piazza di Cestello, 3R
ph. +39 055 247 6956
In the heart of San Frediano, a kitchen where essentiality is elevated to an art form. At the helm is Simone Cipriani, one of the most virtuous emerging chefs in Tuscany. In an environment dominated by a convivial table and small tables facing the kitchen, dishes emerge that sometimes take shape directly before the eyes of the customer. Cipriani's aim is to create culinary experiences made especially for his individual customers, through menus with multiple souls.
Via Ghibellina, 87
ph. +39 055 242777 - 242757
For those who are looking for true exclusivity, do not miss the only restaurant awarded Three Michelin Stars in Florence and among the few in Italy. We are obviously talking about Enoteca Pinchiorri. A cuisine that excels in research and respect for the raw material, in creativity, in the control of cooking techniques.