The best fish restaurants in Florence
Feel like seafood? Here are the addresses not to be missed in the city!
Who said that good fish cuisine is only eaten at the seaside? Forget for once the Florentine steak and lampredotto, because in Florence there are fish restaurants for real connoisseurs, where you can enjoy excellent dishes in which the quality of the materials and the harmony of flavors come first.
Out of Water
Via Pisana 37r
ph: 055 222299
Let's start "beyond the Arno". A few steps from Porta San Frediano, there is the Fuor d'acqua, loved and frequented by celebrities such as the singer Sting, who dined several times in this restaurant with his wife. To lay down the law in the kitchen, the seasonality of ingredients and catch of the day. The flagship, in addition to the dishes of crudités, are the incredible appetizers, raw or hot, which alone constitute a complete and refined gourmet experience. Those who have tried them cannot forget them!
Butter & Anchovies
Via dell'Orto 35/R
ph: 055 045 7286
Still Oltrarno for a young culinary reality that soon made its way. In San Frediano, between the streets leading to Piazza del Carmine, in its characteristic style, we find Burro & Acciughe that blends the flavors of tradition with an exotic spirit ready to make the difference. Let yourself be charmed by an aperitif of fish, crudités or white wine, a tasty grilled shellfish or the unmissable paccheri del pescatore.
Avenue Poggi 1
The Lodge is the new cult address in Florence, to be lived to the full especially during the summer. A place with three souls - fusion restaurant, cocktail bar and agora that hosts entertainment shows - with an international flair and a breathtaking view of the historic center of Florence and the hill of Poggi, where once there was the Chalet delle Rampe, just below Piazzale Michelangelo. Both at the aperitif and at dinner will be possible to try many types of dishes including fish, especially sushi, ceviche and oysters. All accompanied by live entertainment, every day.
P.za di Cestello
ph: 055 264 5364
In the characteristic square of Cestello, overlooks the terrace of another of the historic seafood restaurants of Florence, the Cestello Ristoclub, a tribute to the Mediterranean gastronomic culture. As you enter the restaurant, you will find a lounge area open until late at night where you can enjoy a cool aperitif or an after-dinner cocktail, and a real fish market where guests can choose the fish they want to take home and prepare or entrust to the expert hands of the chefs who transform it into refined dishes. A piece of advice? Try the grand plateau of crudités, the delicious French oysters and the Iranian Beluga caviar. All accompanied by an interesting selection of Italian and French champagnes and whites.
Marina Di Santospirito
Via Maffia, 1/C
ph: 338 284 4182
Strictly family-run, in the heart of the Oltrarno, from an old carpenter's shop the restaurant Marina di Santo Spirito. In a timeless atmosphere, with an old stone floor, the walls that seem peeling, the tables used or made from recycled material, the chef Marina proposes its special culinary visions based on fresh fish and as if that were not enough, plays and sings at the end of the evening.
Piazza delle Cure, 3/a
ph: 347 904 6788
We move from the city center to go to Piazza delle Cure, in front of the homonymous market, for the fish restaurant of Tommaso Cintolesi. The protagonist at Calino is the poor fish, enhanced with recipes that enhance its qualities and with cooking that does not alter the flavor. Often it is also proposed raw in order to appreciate the variety of fish that populate our sea. The result is a creative cuisine, which changes from day to day according to the catch.
Piazza Taddeo Gaddi, 5/6r
ph: 055 706492
In Piazza Taddeo Gaddi, a real fiaschetteria where in the morning you can buy fresh fish or, later, also cooked, takeaway, as if it were a normal rotisserie, but it is at mealtimes that the place comes alive with a varied clientele. There are no tables, you eat on stools with small tables. In this easy atmosphere, you can devote yourself to the tasting of countless proposals of fish. Try the raw fish, choosing directly from the counter.
If you prefer to opt for the best sushi and sashimi in town, we recommend Koko, Kome, Momoyama and Temakinho.