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Borgo San Jacopo

txt Martina Olivieri
photo cover: Borgo San Jacopo

November 11, 2021

Where to eat truffle in Florence

The king of the wood returns protagonist in the table: the best restaurants where to taste it in the city

It's that time of the year when in Florence the truffle returns to be the protagonist of the table. The scents and flavors of the woods become part of the top dishes of many restaurants in the city. From the egg to the tagliolini, passing through the battuta di fassona (fassona beef), up to menus conceived according to the theme, nobody can resist the king of the woods.

The most important fair to taste the truffle has always been the one in Alba, but in Tuscany there is also the traditional appointment in San Miniato, which is renewed also this year.

For those who prefer to taste in the city, here are the addresses not to be missed for an unforgettable taste experience.

Tartufo (photo credits: sfizioso.it)

The St. Regis Florence - Winter Garden
Piazza Ognissanti, 1

Winter Garden, the place of choice for hospitality and gastronomy within The St.regis Florence hotel, presents a rich selection of truffle dishes on its evening menu. From beef tartare, salted truffle zabaglione, fruit and vegetable giardiniera, to fettuccine 40 yolks with herbs, white courtyard ragout and truffle, to veal cheek, celeriac, truffle. In the month of December will also take place a real Truffle Experience in collaboration with Savini Tartufi. In particular, a truffle menu will be available every day for dinner at the Winter Garden, from 19.00 to 22.30 (Euro 180 for the entire menu or possibility to order individual courses -beverages not included). While every evening during the month of December, from 6pm to 8pm, it will be possible to have an aperitif at the Winter Garden Bar with cocktails & truffle canapés created by Chef Gentian Shehi (Euro 45).

Winter Garden Restaurant & Bar

SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar
Piazza Ognissanti, 3

Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at the Westin Excelsior Florence, is famous not only for its excellent cuisine, but also for its breathtaking view of all of Florence. It is here that you can come to sample several truffle dishes featured in the all day menu: Mantuan pumpkin ravioli, black truffle glaze, veal sweetbreads and meat jus, homemade tagliatelle, roast Tuscan rabbit with rosemary and seasonal truffle, beef tenderloin, spinach, raisins, pine nuts and foie gras escalope with truffle sauce, but also turbot steak, artichokes, truffle and mashed potatoes.

Se-Sto on Arno

Borgo San Jacopo
Borgo San Jacopo, 62/r
ph. +39 055 281661

Just a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, the atmosphere is as enchanting as the cuisine of Claudio Mengoni, executive chef of Borgo San Jacopo, an exclusive restaurant with a splendid view of the Arno River. Gourmet cuisine from the Florentine and Italian tradition, lightened up in a contemporary key, including Fassona beef with mustard, radishes and black truffle for an evening of unforgettable flavors in the name of the king of the woods.

Borgo San Jacopo

Caffè dell'Oro
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4
ph: 055 2726 8912

One of the most beautiful views of Florence. Caffè dell'Oro, a restaurant and bistro in the Lungarno Collection, is a contemporary Italian café that boasts a prime location on Ponte Vecchio. While on the outside it is the view that dominates, inside the style you breathe is that of the 50s, with its vintage style furnishings interpreted in a contemporary style. The menu offers a double soul to satisfy lovers of tradition, as well as the most international tastes. A selection of dishes among which stands out the thermal egg and truffle with parmesan mousse and crispy ham. Try it to believe!

Caffè dell'oro

Cibrèo Ristorante presso Helvetia & Bristol
Via de' Vecchietti, 5
ph: 055 266 5651

The iconic Cibrèo, a famous name in Florentine catering with a history of success for over 40 years, has doubled its presence in the city center of Florence by opening a brand new Cibrèo Ristorante in the exclusive location of the historic Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione. For the occasion also a menu entirely dedicated to the white truffle, in which the dishes can be ordered either individually or as a complete gastronomic menu. The truffle menu can also be enjoyed at Cibrèo Caffè, also located at the hotel Helvetia & Bristol Firenze.

Cibrèo Ristorante - Sala & Cocktail Bar

Irene Bistrò - Hotel Savoy Florence
Piazza della Repubblica, 7
ph. 055 2735 891

Based on the philosophy of Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, who oversees all of Rocco Forte's hotel restaurants and focuses on raw materials and therefore seasonality, another address where freshly harvested truffles are a must is the exclusive restaurant at the Hotel Savoy, which dedicates to the precious tuber a delicious appointment to be held on Friday 19th November, with a menu designed to amaze, with dishes such as Scallops with cream of potato and black truffle and Persimmon soup, chestnut mousse and white truffle, to live an experience to be forever imprinted in your memory with a menu created by Fulvio Pierangelini, Sous Chef Massimo Laise and their brigade. 

Irene Savoy

Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage
Vicolo Marzio, 1
ph: 055 583724

After the experience of the historic Osteria delle Tre Panche in Via Pacinotti in Florence, they have opened a second restaurant in the halls and panoramic terrace of the Hotel Hermitage overlooking the rooftops of Florence. Here, get ready for a wonderful culinary journey of truffle flavor and an incredible taste experience that you will hardly forget.

Osteria Delle Tre Panche Hermitage - Terrace view

Ristorante Le Bistrot - Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
ph. 055 228790

Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore of Le Bistrot Restaurant has come up with a decidedly original truffle dish. Usually the truffle is an element that goes well with winter dishes, while at Villa Cora they propose a warm salad composed of warm seasonal mesticanza with crunchy vegetables, broccoli, radishes, fennel, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots sautéed in a pan with freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil, all covered with freshly shaved truffle shavings.

Insalata tiepida - Ristorante Le Bistrot - Villa Cora

Ora d’Aria
Via Dei Georgofili, 11/r
ph. + 39 055 2001699

Ora d'Aria takes you away from the routine and makes you travel with your mind. This is the mission of chef Marco Stabile, a pillar of Ora d'Aria and of Florentine haute cuisine. Here the master is the wisdom of the chef who, for this autumn, has created Uovo e la fattoria (Egg and the farm), a land recreated with potatoes and beet, organic egg from Mugello and grated white truffle at the table. Also unmissable is the risotto alla parmigiana, with roast sauce and white truffle at the end and the hare à la Royale enriched with foie gras and truffle.

Ora d'Aria

Cestello Ristoclub
Piazza di Cestello, 8
ph. 055 264536

With a splendid view of Piazza del Cestello, where in summer a cool dehor extends in the shadow of the church of the same name, Cestello Ristoclub is an excellent seafood restaurant in Florence. To pay homage to the king of the woods, this year they offer a delicious grilled scallop served on a cream of Jerusalem artichoke, chestnuts, mushrooms and scorzone black truffle. A delicacy that enriches an already refined and elegant menu.

Cestello Ristoclub

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