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December 23, 2016

Special Days

Christmas and New Year’Eve in the best restaurants in Florence

Spending the Christmas holidays and New Year’s in Florence is a magical experience. But where should you go to make them even more special? For you our selection of the proposals of the best restaurants in the city.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL FIRENZE
Holidays involve various spaces at this 5-star exclusive resort. Inside, even the starred restaurant Il Palagio, led by chef Vito Mollica.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Dinner, Palazzo della Gherardesca, 130 euro (wine excluded)
December 25 - Christmas Lunch and Dinner, Il Palagio, 140 euro (wine excluded)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, Palazzo della Gherardesca, 310 euro (wine excluded)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Cotton Club, La Villa. Buffet dinner show and Midnight Party. 250.00 including wines until midnight. Entry after midnight: 60 euro, including first drink, depending on consumption 15 euro
January 1 - The New Year’s Brunch, 115 euro (wine included)

WINTER GARDEN BY CAINO
THE ST. REGIS FLORENCE
Another starred restaurant in the heart of the city. The cuisine is overseen by Executive Chef Michael Griglio in collaboration with the multi-starred chef Valeria Piccini.
December 25 - Christmas Lunch, 105 euro (water, coffee and aperitif, wine excluded)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, 295 euro (water, coffee and Champagne Ritual included, wine excluded)

SE-STO ON ARNO
THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR
FLORENCE
Restaurant with breathtaking views of the city skyline. Kingdom of chef Matteo Lorenzini.
December 25 - Christmas Lunch, 105 euro (water and coffee included, other drinks excluded)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, 295 euro (water and coffee included, other drinks excluded)

IRENE - HOTEL SAVOY

The salon of Piazza della Repubblica. Traditional dishes revisited in gourmet style by the head chef Giovanni Cosmai. All under the supervision of Fulvio Pierangelini.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Dinner, 85 euro (drinks excluded)
December 25 - Christmas Lunch, 85 euro (drinks excluded)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 265 euro (drinks not included)
January 1 - The New Year’s Brunch, 80 euro (drinks included)

J.K. PLACE FIRENZE
In Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this exclusive boutique 5 star hotel has a unique style.
December 24 and Saturday, December 31 - à la carte menu plus a few “specials”
December 25 - J.K. Christmas Day Brunch, 60 euro adults, 25 euro children between 5 and 12 years, free for children up to 4 years
December 26 - J.K. Boxing Day Brunch, 60 euro adults, 25 euro children between 5 and 12 years, free for children up to 4 years
January 1st - J.K. New Year’s Day Brunch, 60 euro adults, 25 euro children between 5 and 12 years, free for children up to 4 years

HELVETIA & BRISTOL Firenze
- STARHOTELS COLLECTION
Historic building in front of Palazzo Strozzi, today a luxurious 5 star hotel.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 160 euro (drinks excluded)

BORGO SAN JACOPO
Overlooking the banks of the Arno, the chef Peter Brunel’s starred restaurant.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 340 euro, 500 euro with wine pairing

CAFFÈ DELL’ORO
A wonderful view of the Ponte Vecchio is the setting for simple but original cuisine, conceived by chef Peter Brunel.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 160 euro, 230 euro with wine pairing

THE FUSION BAR & RESTAURANT
International atmosphere that offers a refined and intense fusion cuisine.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 120 euro, 160 euro with cocktail pairing

VILLA CORA
Aristocratic residence on the hills outside the historic center of Florence. The kitchen of the restaurants bears the signature of executive chef Alessandro Liberatore.
December 25 - Christmas Brunch, 130 euro (wine included)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 250 euro (wine excluded)
January 1st - Brunch of the first day of the year, 78 euro

STROZZI CAFFÈ
Elegant bar, bistro and restaurant in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi.
December 31 - Dinner Party & Dj-set - aperitif euro 50; dinner euro 60

COLLE BERETO
One of the most beloved by the Florentines, combining tradition and innovation, refinement and glamor.
December 31 - Aperitif Party & Dinner Buffet, from euro 15 to euro 30

GURDULÙ
A little bit of London, a bit of Paris, it’s chef Entiana Osmenzeza’s restaurant, with significant experience in the most influential cuisines in Europe.
December 24 - menu 65 euro (wine excluded)

GILÒ PIANOBAR
It’s the venue recently opened by Gianfranco Lotti. The atmosphere is of yesteryear, soft lighting, with an elegant piano.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner (including oysters and champagne and live music), 130 euro (wine excluded)

SAN NICCOLÒ 39
In the heart of the Oltrarno, seasonal dishes, typical Florentine cuisine, however, presented according to current tastes.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Dinner, à la carte menu plus a few “specials”
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, à la carte menu plus a few “specials”

LA BOTTEGA DI PARIGI
Basic ingredients from select small producers, bread and cakes made with stone ground organic flour.
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner, 95 euro 

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