In order not to give up the magic dining under the stars, here are the ten best restaurants in Florence where you can sit outdoors
Whether it is in a beautiful park, on a terrace with breathtaking views or in an elegant dehors, dining al fresco is always pleasant, especially during the springtime and in summer. Find out where in Florence.
Trattoria Al Fresco - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Every year, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes the arrival of spring with Al Fresco restaurant, based on an innovative concept: trattoria at lunch, pizzeria and barbecue at dinnertime. Open throughout September.
La Magnolia - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze’s fourth restaurant. It is the Asian gastro-bar housed in La Villa offers a menu created by Chef Vito Mollica and Japanese Chef Haruo Ichikawa, for many years at the head of Michelinstarred restaurant “Iyo” in Milan.
At Obikà’s you will find Italy’s best buffalo mozzarella, as well as products coming from carefully selected and Slow Food-certified farms and producers.
A magnificent terrace giving onto downtown Florence with view of Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo’s dome. The restaurant’s specialty is locally-bred meat such as genuine Tuscan Chianina beef hamburgers.
Se-Sto on Arno - Westin Excelsior
Located on the sixth floor of The Westin Excelsior hotel, this futuristic-style restaurant with allaround windows offers one of the best views of the city. Executive Chef of the kitchen, Marco Migliorati.
Paloma Picasso, Burt Lancaster, Margot Hemingway, Paul Newman, Robin Williams, Franco Zeffirelli, are only a few of the celebrities who wined and dined at this historic restaurant in over fifty years’ time.
A superb fish restaurant overlooking the lovely Piazza di Cestello with a terrace where meals can be enjoyed in summer in the shade of the homonymous church.
The Fusion Bar & Restaurant
Nikkei, Sushi and Cocktail specialties. The fusion cuisine will transport you into a world of unexpected combinations and spicy tastes, thanks to the dishes prepared by Chef Andrea Magnelli, perhaps accompanied by a cocktail created just for you. The ambience of the Fusion Bar & Restaurant is lively and dynamic, ideal to spend an evening with friends and enjoy an international atmosphere, even if in the heart of Florence.
J.K. Lounge - J.K. Place Firenze
The J.K. Loungeis the ideal place for a quick lunch or a dinner enjoyed in the warm and intimate atmosphere of a private home: five tables set discreetly apart where you can dine before the fireplace comfortably seated in an armchair.
Trattoria 4 leoni
Typical Tuscan trattoria with large outdoor seating area in one of Florence’s loveliest squares. The story of Antica Trattoria e Fiaschetteria dei Quattro Leoni begins in the postwar period, when it was a traditional Florentine wine shop. It still preserves an all-Tuscan atmosphere and style, with old ceilings, wooden beams, stone walls, red brick vaulting and terracotta-tiled flooring.
La Cucina del Salviatino
t Il Salviatino, we are quite fortunate to be surrounded by a luxuriant park, so we have decided to devote a portion – actually what was once the historic orchard – to an organic vegetable garden, so that we can offer vegetables, fruit and aromatic herbs that are truly ‘from producer to consumer’
Onice - Lounge & Restaurant - Villa La Vedetta
For over 60 years, it’s been at the service of those wishing to sample Tuscan flavors while immersed in the greenery of the Florentine hills.
Ristorante Le Bistrot - Villa Cora
The Le Bistrot Restaurant offers a continuous research proposal that presents seasonal and predominantly local products, selected by Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore.
Ristorante La Loggia - Belmond Villa San Michele
Nestled in the hills of Florence, housed in a fifteenth-century building, the former home to the Davanzati family, this beautiful loggia was designed by painter and architect Santi di Tito, a pupil of Bronzino and Bandinelli. Today, is the restaurant of Villa San Michele, one of the most important hotels in Florence. In spring and summer, the restaurant offers the chance to enjoy delicious meals comfortably seated in the garden or on the terrace with view over Florence. An extensive wine list, including the greatest Tuscan labels, will complement your dining experience.