Serence Dining in Florence Featured

Quiet secluded dining spots in the heart of Florence when the hustle and bustle gets too much.

by Georgette Jupe

Quinoa
It’s hard to believe that such a majestic space would be so close to Piazza Duomo, but indeed Quinoa offers the chance for diners to enjoy a true urban escape from the crowds that hover nearby. The delightful inner courtyard is located in a building dating back to the 16th century, part of a 100% gluten-free restaurant (the first in the city) run by Chef Simone Bernacchioni.

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Enoteca La Barrique
Tucked away in the backstreets of the ‘Oltrarno’ neighbourhood is a small, romantic eatery with a lovely internal courtyard garden that will romance even the most jaded of souls in San Frediano. Enoteca La Barrique is known just as much for their wines as their food; reserve a table for two in the courtyard for a delightful blend of traditional Italian flavours with a seasonal twist.

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Santarosa Bistro
When the city gets insufferably full, this indoor/outdoor hipster bistro offers diners a chance to take a breath of fresh air along the dusty, ancient walls of Florence in the charming San Frediano neighbourhood. Lounge on the comfy sofas in the leafy outside courtyard, adjacent to a public garden, or head to a table to tuck into a variety of vegetable-themed daily changing menus, fresh fish, and great cocktails.

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