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Top foods to eat in Florence


From grand gourmet dinners in lavish restaurants to wholesome, hearty dishes at local bistros, Florence lays claim to some exceptional Italian cooking. Here we guide you through the top places to indulge in Florence, including the restaurants that serve the best authentic Tuscan dishes in the city

Emily Scrivener
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Emily Scrivener ,

The culinary scene in Florence is influenced by its Tuscan location, which dictates a focus on traditional, local, farm-fresh foods. The cuisine of Tuscany centres around cucina povera (‘food of the poor’) – simple ingredients such as beans, tomatoes, onions and bread are widely used, and Tuscan dishes tend to be hearty, wholesome, and packed with flavour. Some of the best food in Florence is served in smaller restaurants; here, we guide you through some of the best Tuscan dishes to be found in the city, from tagliere to ragu.

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