The best Brunches in Florence
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Sundays in Florence are all about slow lunches, family gatherings and lots of relaxation and fun. Some people prefer to organise nice out-of-town trips with friends or relatives (here you can find our best suggestions on where to eat around Florence), others cannot give up a good lunch in a trattoria (here you can find the best ones in town), while others prefer to indulge in a light and elegant lunch, or a brunch in places full of history and charm.
Let's discover together those not to be missed, according to your tastes and preferences.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze - Il Palagio
Borgo Pinti, 99
ph. +39 0552626450
With the arrival of autumn, the city's most famous Sunday brunch is back, that of the Four Seasons Firenze, a must for those who want to spend a cheerful day. On Sunday mornings, in fact, Il Palagio and the Atrium Bar are transformed into a banquet dressed up for the occasion, where guests can help themselves between the various stations passing through the hotel's beautiful rooms, including behind the scenes in the kitchen. An Italian-style brunch that changes with the seasons, but where there is never a shortage of great classics such as Risotto and pasta, Bollito piemontese with salsa verde, Arista di maiale all'uva, Porchetta, but also plenty of Crudo di pesce, Ombrina al forno and Ventresca di tonno in teriyaki sauce, to name but a few. Tables laden with mouth-watering delights wrap around the halls, and continue into the Capponi Room where you can lose yourself in the sweeter delights. Price per person 120 euro.
Winter Garden - The St. Regis Florence
Piazza Ognissanti, 1
ph. +39 055 27163770
Winter Garden, the place of choice for hospitality and gastronomy within The St. Regis Florence hotel, presents not a real brunch but an all-day menu that enhances and brings to the fore the great cuisine of the territory, through the epicurean creations of Executive Chef Gentian Shehi. Sunday is the ideal time to taste the Bloody Lobster Lunch (55 euro), the perfect combination for a delicate and tasty lunch that combines the delicacy of Pacchero with lobster - one of the Chef's favourite dishes - with the strong flavour of the Bloody Mary cocktail, an icon of the St Regis brand. If you are looking for a breathtaking view, you can also enjoy the same dish at the SE-STO on Arno Rooftop Bar at the Westin Excelsior Florence, famous not only for its excellent cuisine, but also for this breathtaking view over the entire city.
Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot
Via del Corso, 6
ph. +39 055 5353555
The cuisine of Salotto Portinari Bar & Bistrot, overseen by Executive Chef Vito Mollica, is a great idea for those in search of an elegant, chic but informal Sunday lunch. A true 'salon' open to the city and dedicated to the Florentines, but also to travellers, invited among gourmet dishes and dizzying drinks to discover the beauty of the Palazzo, and breathe in all its atmosphere even at the table.
Teatro del Sale
Via dei Macci, 111r
ph. +39 055 2001492
The iconic and historic Brunchone is about to return to the Teatro del Sale. So called since time immemorial, it is a Teatro del Sale-style version of brunch, or rather a triumphant lunch. It starts with the grand buffet of vegetables, seasonal and very tasty, designed to make your mouth water. First courses are always two, classic and comforting. We then proceed with a surprise: a small sample of the day, a 'treat' that we like to serve before the main courses and which can be a meatball, a tripe salad or other typically Cibrèo specialities. Then come the real main courses, the famous roasts made on the grill and the rotisserie in the large open kitchen, a real treat. The chicken spit, bacon and sausages are great Branchone classics, as always accompanied by roast potatoes. Finally, the desserts, by now a legend: never miss the 'cialdoni con la panna', loved by all, and another typical dessert, the Cibrèo chocolate cake, which always leaves everyone speechless. Stay tuned for new autumn dates.
Viale Machiavelli, 18
ph: +39 055 228790
Until Sunday 7 January, the appointment with the Classic Sunday Brunch is back in the marvellous frescoed rooms of Villa Cora. Our Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore and his brigade are waiting to take you from the Carte Room with the Grand Buffet of Appetizers to the Foyer with the islands of hot dishes and to the Ceramics Room with endless sweet treats. The little ones can have lunch and fun with Elfa Isadora in the room dedicated to them. All accompanied by live music. Price 110 euros per person, wines included. Children up to 3 years old free of charge. Children from 4 to 9 years of age Euro 45.00.
Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997
If you want to spend a Sunday in a special place, Picteau is just the place for you. Its terrace, much loved by Florentines at any hour of the day, allows you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, savouring a tasty, delicious pizza alla pala and other exquisite dishes from the menu every day from 12 noon, always accompanied by the delicious creations, alcoholic and otherwise, of the Picteau mixologists.
Viale Giovanni Amendola, 14/22r
ph. +39 055 8892741
Everything is 'issimo' here, even Sunday brunch! BrunchISSIMO awaits you every Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. with pancakes with maple syrup, hot focaccISSIMA, scrambled eggs with crispy bacon, aubergine parmigiana, avocado toast with salmon, cheese burger, chicken and ricotta meatballs with pommarola, fresh burrata, roast beef with Caesar sauce. All accompanied by 3 special cocktails: Je t'aime, Chin8issimo and Pomodorissimo.
Via Ricasoli, 14r
ph. +39 055 2693772
Not just the home of steak cooked strictly over open coals, Regina Bistecca gladdens the Sundays of Florentines and tourists alike with gnudi butter and sage, beef carpaccio with Caesar sauce, fillet steak Rossini style, braised cheek to be cut with a crunchy bun, but above all the 100% Tuscan Girarrosto with pork liver, scamerita, Valdarno chicken, Tuscan sausage, bacon and PDO bread. A triumph of Tuscan goodness for a Sunday that smells of family.
Via dello Sprone 5r - ph. +39 0550457163
Via dei Neri 30/32R - ph. +39 0552741541
Via Giosuè Carducci 2/4R - ph. +39 0559367419
Via Lungarno Soderini 7r - ph. +39 0553874550
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 1r - ph. +39 055 7714875
At this artisanal roastery, a rich brunch is served every day, designed to best match the highly selected, freshly roasted coffees. Among the dishes we recommend you try: Smashed Avocado Toast, Hokkaido Pumpkin Toast (semi wholemeal toasted bread with smashed hokkaido pumpkin, squash squash, halloumi, spinach and pomegranate), Croque Monsieur (a classic with French dijon mustard, homemade béchamel
homemade béchamel, Gruyère cheese and cooked ham) and much more (à la carte menu).
Via della Chiesa, 34r
ph. +39 055 219214
A relaxed and friendly environment where you can enjoy traditional American food prepared with selected ingredients of the highest quality. A mouth-watering a la carte brunch, where you can sample Egg benedict (with bacon or with salmon and potatoes on the side), French toast, cheesecake, pancakes, cinnamon rolls and more, to immerse yourself in an international atmosphere while remaining in the city.