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Sesto On Arno
February 8, 2024

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 enjoy the flavour of beauty with a special tasting menu at a cost of 180 euros per person, excluding wine (glass of Ferrari sparkling wine included). The menu includes: Macerated red onion, chinotto, salted lemon and sea aroma; Carpaccio of amberjack, rainbow turnip plots, Osietra Giaveri caviar and mustard cream; Lobster and Champagne risotto; Millefoglie of Chianina, mashed potatoes, radicchio and Santa Maria Novella Alkermes liqueur; De' Magi cheese Assi di cuori and rice fritters. Yoghurt cream, tamarillo caviar and balsamic vinegar. The cost includes water, coffee and a welcome drink with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne. For an even more magical experience, throughout February you can reserve the Four Seasons' beautiful Renaissance Chapel, the ideal place to exchange promises and love secrets. The starting price is EUR 900 for 2 guests, but has a maximum capacity of 4 guests. The menu is pre-selected fixed. You can add 30 minutes of live violinist: 260 euro; 30 minutes of live music with soprano singer and violinist: 1200 euro; Bouquet of red roses: 150 euro; Photo shoot up to one hour: 580 euro. For more info:

Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

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 experience the most romantic evening of the year to the full. Some specials from the Valentine's Day menu: Plateau of Oysters (50 euro), Selection of Raw Seafood (50 euro), White Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry and Ginger Heart, Rhubarb Sauce (18 euro).

Sesto On Arno

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, which always offers unparalleled culinary excellence. On Valentine's Day, under the romantic Art Deco ceiling of the balcony, you can enjoy a seven-course dinner with live music. The menu includes: Oyster and Champagne; Crudo di Ricciola, Exotic Fruit Salad; Raviolone di Burrata, Lobster Ragu; Turbot Fillet alla Plancia, Grilled Lettuce, Seafood Guazzetto; Pre-dessert; Chocolate and Raspberries; Coffee and Friandises. The cost is 200 euros per person, including water, coffee and a welcome glass of champagne.

Winter Garden Restaurant ph. Mette Tonnessen

Caffè dell'Oro
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4
ph: +39 055 2726 8912 - WhatsApp +39 347 5580352

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, a special 5-course menu signed by executive chef Antonio Minichiello that includes: Belfago Tuna Tartare, Caviar, Avocado and Lemon Crisp; Halibut in Red Turnip Tempura and its Teryaki; Lobster and Flower Cannelloni, Buffalo Ricotta and Sea Urchin Carbonara; Veal Cheek, Truffle Potato Cremoso al Carmasciano and Agrodolce di Cavolo Cappuccio; "Rosa in Autunno" Vanilla Milk Mousse, Candied Blueberry and Alkermes; Final cuddles. 95 euro including water, coffee and cover charge.

Caffè dell'Oro

Picteau Bistrot & Bar
Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997 - WhatsApp +39 347 5580352

You can choose the delightful setting of the Picteau Bistrot & Bar inside the Lungarno Hotel for a very special evening. The menu at 85 euro per person (drinks not included) includes: Chef's welcome; Tagliolini with artichokes, burrata cheese and marinated scampi; Tuna belly with sweet and sour vegetables and herb coulis; Heart, passion and white chocolate.

Picteau Bistrot & Bar

Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot
Via del Corso, 6
ph. +39 055 5353555

For the most romantic evening of the year, star chef Vito Mollica has created a special menu to be enjoyed at Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot inside Palazzo Portinari. The menu costs 100 euro per person (drinks not included) and includes: Marinated scallops, red turnip and crispy schie; Lobster and black truffle risotto; Stuffed quail with dried figs, celeriac cream and seared foie gras; Chocolate parfait, raspberries and roses; Valentine's Day fritters.

Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot

Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 63r
ph. +39 055 212933

Saporium adopts the philosophy of Borgo Santo Pietro (a 5-star boutique hotel in the province of Siena) based on the principles of biodiversity and regenerative agriculture. Its thriving organic farm, teaching gardens and dairy provide the basic inspiration and best ingredients to take you on a gastronomic journey, always guided by the expertise of executive chef Ariel Hagen and his team. One Michelin star.

Saporium Firenze

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.

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Firenze

Cibrèo Ristorante & Cocktail Bar 
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 among "aphrodisiac" inspired dishes, sophisticated classics of international cuisine and a purely Cibrèo taste thanks to some memorable signature dishes on the menu signed by Oscar Severini, Executive Chef of the Cibrèo Restaurants and Gabriele Avanzi, Resident Chef of the Cibrèo Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. The menu at 85 euros per person includes: Poached Egg, Potato and Parmesan Cream, EVO Oil and Precious Black Truffle; Garganelli with Scampi; Fillet of Fassona with Mashed Potatoes, Cardoncelli Mushrooms, Poplar Mushrooms and Elephant Ears Wilted in the Cooking Pot (For 2 People); Creamy Saffron and Passion Fruit Cake with Buontalenti Ice Cream.

Cibrèo Ristorante & Cocktail Bar (ph. Agnese Fochesato)

Teatro del Sale
Via dei Macci, 111r
ph. +39 055 2001492

A romantic dinner dedicated to love, good food and good music at the Teatro del Sale, designed to delight the palate with a refined dinner and live music by pianist Leonardo Brizzi. The menu includes Schiacciata & Grissini; Vassoio del Cibrèo; Patè del Cibrèo; Gnocco di Semolina Gratinato; La Selezione di Prosciutto Crudo Crema di Feta e Pomodori Secchi Sott'Olii del Cibrèo; Tofe con Cacio e Burro Rosa; Risotto Sedano Rapa e Rigatino; Braciola Taglio Bistecca con Indivia Gratinata Dolce di San Valentino. Dinner with piano entertainment 50 euro.

Teatro del Sale

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. Here Valentine's Day takes on a convivial and cheerful dimension with The Table of Love. From "solo dinners" to couples' dinners, all guests who choose to spend 14 February dinner at the shared table proposed for the occasion do so under the banner of a common denominator: love. A social table that complements the traditional offer for individual bookings. The menu designed by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, Creative Food Director for Rocco Forte Hotels, includes: Flute of Bollinger Special Cuvée brut champagne and natural oysters; Scallops, caviar, parsnip and field herbs or Artichoke salad, pear, parmesan and marzolino truffle; Lobster ravioli, butter and white mustard leaves or Fettucine with turnip greens pesto, burrata cheese and black truffle; Roasted calamari with 'nduja and Swiss chard or Veal fillet with green pepper, potato crisp and mushrooms; Diplomatica, strawberries, red turnips and Santa Maria Novella alchermes. Coffee and petit fours. 75 euros per person. In addition to the classic cocktails, you can choose three signature cocktails by Head Barman Federico Galli: Dream Date Negroni (Negroni cocktail with Campari Riserva Rare cask and a touch of Elderflower); Savoy Passion Potion (vodka and passion fruit cocktail served in a Julep cup reminiscent of a tea potion); Love Elixir (non-alcoholic drink with mandarin, raspberry and jasmine water flavour).

Hotel Savoy

ToscaNino in Rinascente Firenze
Piazza della Repubblica, 4
ph: +39 055 493 3468

Not just a restaurant, but an oven with bakery, take-away delicatessen, bar, cafeteria, wine shop and shop, a concept store all exclusively 'made in Tuscany'. ToscaNino is located inside the Rinascente in Florence with a magnificent panoramic terrace overlooking the rooftops of Florence. For Salentino a special menu at 65 euros (55 euros for Rinascente Card holders) that includes: Morellini artichoke flan with Pienza pecorino cheese (accompanied by Felsina Brut Rose'); Fregola with scallops, burrata cheese and Jerusalem artichoke chips; Veal fillet in Vin Santo with new rosemary ponte potatoes (accompanied by Felsina Chianti Classico); Giotto dell'amicizia with Florentine cream (accompanied by Felsina Vin Santo).

Toscanino rinascente

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.

The view over the Vasarian Corridor from the Osteria delle tre panche restaurant at the top of the Hermitage hotel

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 menu for 60 euros (excluding drinks) that includes: Swordfish carpaccio on artichoke crudite and passion fruit emulsion; Carnaroli Risotto Riserva San Massimo with lobster pulp and lemograss; Sea bass on bouillabaisse cream and potato millefeuille; Chocolate and pear rocher, caramel heart.

Sina Villa Medici Harry's Bar The Garden

Viale Giovanni Amendola 14/22r
ph. +39 055 8892741

Everything is 'issimo' here, from the antipastissimo for a minimum of two people to the focaccias and pizzas, available classic, white, special and even gluten-free. The watchword is sharing, and for pizzas made for at least 10 people an exceptional gong also rings! For Valentine's Day evening, a special cocktail pair of Giulietta (Gin Ginocchio, raspberry shrub, elderflower) and Romeo (Gin, bitter, orange blossom vermouth, yuzu air). The complete menu with 2 special pizzas, the Romeo (red with spicy salami) and Juliet (white with artichokes, brie and heart potatoes), water and dessert comes to 60 euro per couple. Cocktails only per couple at 20 euro


Ora d’Aria
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.

Ora d'Aria

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.

Forrest Burr - Osteria Gucci

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 festival of lovers, you can choose the Ristorante San Paolino, in the enchanted courtyard of the 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino. From the dishes to the surreal ambience... you will feel like you are in the Garden of Eden!

Restaurant 25h Piazza San Paolino ph. Dario Garofalo

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.

Atelier de Nerli

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.


Enoteca Pinchiorri
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.

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Luca’s Restaurant
Via Dei Cavalieri 2/C
ph. +39 055 0105200

Luca's Restaurant at Hotel La Gemma is an elegant art-deco space with a sophisticated interior that reflects the colours of the Duomo. Here, award-winning chef Paulo Airaudo takes classic Florentine cuisine and transforms it into exceptional modern gastronomy. For Valentine's Day, a special menu for €115 includes Red prawn crudo, beetroot, sour cream, dill; Potato and taleggio cheese buttons, vin jaune sauce and clams; Anglerfish, Jerusalem artichoke consommé and grilled mussel; Goat cheese flan and sweet potato; Petit four.

Luca’s restaurant and cuisine


In this article we talked about Se-Sto on Arno - Westin Excelsior, Winter Garden Restaurant - The St. Regis Florence, Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Irene - Hotel Savoy, Ora d’Aria, Locale, Gurdulù, Essenziale, Enoteca Pinchiorri, Borgo San Jacopo, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Atelier de Nerli

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