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When it comes to finding the best Italian cuisine, you should look no further than the restaurants in Tuscany.
Emilia-Romagna, known to be one of the best food destinations in the world, was high on our bucket list of places to visit in Italy for food, but we weren’t satisfied that it would be blockbuster enough for the kids’ growing bucket list.
We decided on the Tuscan region so we could see Florence and other small legendary towns in and exciting places to visit Tuscany!
Tuscany is famous for its steak (Bistecca alla Fiorentina), cheeses, and of course, wine. If you’re thinking of visiting Tuscany and want to know what the best restaurants in the region are, then keep reading to find out!
- The Best Restaurants in Tuscany, Italy
- 1. Cafe Cibreo, Florence
- 2. Nerbone at the Mercato Centrale, Florence
- 3. La Pieve di Pomaia
- 4. Il Romito Hotel and Restaurant, Quercianella
- 5. La Carabaccia Trattoria, Florence
- 6. La Taverna di San Giuseppe, Siena
- 7. Restaurante Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole
- 8. Il Falconiere, Cortona
- 9. Forte dei Marmi, Lorenzo
- 10. Enoteca Pinchiorri, Florence
- 11. Santa Elisabetta Restaurant, Florence
- 12. da Romano, Viareggio
- 13. Trattoria Bel Mi’ Colle, Colle di val d’Elsa
- 14. In Pasta – Cibo e Convivio, Lucca
- 15. Ristorante La Casina Pizzeria, La Pineta
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The Best Restaurants in Tuscany, Italy
From family-owned and simple restaurants to luxury fine dining, you’ll find a restaurant on this list for every taste bud and budget.
1. Cafe Cibreo, Florence
When I first visited Florence with my husband in the year 2000, we went to ristorante Cibreo, and I remember it to be one of the most memorable meals of my life.
So of course, years later, I took my daughter, but opted to go to Cafe Cibreo across the street instead to save some euros.
It did not let us down with more incredible Tuscan food to remember.
The kids had pasta with red sauce and my sister and I had a tray of hors d’oeuvres, called vassoio di antipasti, which is a fresh vegetable-based meal. Perfect complement to a hot July day in Florence.
2. Nerbone at the Mercato Centrale, Florence
Ever wondered what a cow’s stomach tastes like? Well at the Nerbone you can try.
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