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Cuisine of Florence for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Florence at Dusk The restaurants of national cuisine in Florence serve all most popular Italian dishes. Pasta is one of the main national dishes of the country. Here you will find pasta of various shapes and tastes. Each dish is unique and original - skillful hands of masters can turn common spaghetti into a culinary masterpiece within just a few minutes.
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Pasta here is usually served with wide choice of garnishes and sauces. It is often mixed with various additional ingredients like steamed vegetables, seafood or cheese. It should be noted that seafood occupies an honorable place in the gastronomy of the country. Guests will be offered to try fragrant fish with spices in each restaurant. More elite facilities offer rare delicacies and snacks made of seafood.
Meat dishes can make a good alternative to seafood. Fish and meat dishes are usually ordered with vegetable garnishes. By the way, there are at least two garnishes made of vegetables. As a rule, these are light green salads with fresh vegetables, so even a dinner that looks too big at first glance will be eaten with ease. For desserts local restaurants offer delicious fruit salads and ice cream. Some prefer to have cheese and assorted Italian wine as a dessert. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Targa is known as one of best restaurants of the national cuisine in the city. Guests will be amazed by high level of service and large variety of dishes. The restaurant's menu is completely updated each season. Here you can try best Italian wines – the restaurant has its own cellar that features more than two hundred varieties of this amazing drink. La Baraonda restaurant is located near the Square of Holy Cross. This place offers visitors to taste Tuscan cuisine. The restaurant’s hall is decorated in a retro style. This is a perfect place for banquets and celebrations. La Fondue restaurant specializes on Swiss cuisine. Here lovers of meat delicacies and connoisseurs of French wines will find true quality and service.
Florence - night In order to feel the true magnificence of the national cuisine, don’t forget to visit the main market in Florence - Mercato Centrale. It is a two-layer shopping complex, the first floor of which is the location of numerous shopping stalls with all kinds of goods. There are always seasonal fruit and vegetables, the most popular meat delicacies, and mouthwatering local cheese available for sale. Visitors will also find fresh baking, dozens of pasta types, spices, nuts, and popular desserts.
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A large food court is open on the second floor of the market. It is a gorgeous place where visitors can try all popular national dishes and enjoy signature desserts. There is even a famous cooking school where everyone is welcome to learn how to cook popular Florentine food.
Brunelleschi Meat dishes are a true price of the national cuisine. Meat is still cooked in accordance with special historical recipes in the region. Perhaps, prosciutto dry-cured ham is the most famous Florentine delicacy. It can be served as an independent dish or used as an ingredient in salads and other meals. Slicing prosciutto is a true art. Every year, local sellers and farmers compete in slicing prosciutto, detecting who cuts it the best.
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Fans of meat should also not forget to order Florentine steak at one of the local restaurants. The steak is really large – local chefs use a chunk of meat, the weight of which is no less than 1 kilogram. The giant steak is roasted only a few minutes on each side, so the center remains raw. The Florentine steak is served with a vegetable garnish. Experienced foodies recommend visiting I`Tuscani 2 restaurant in order to try the steak as it is a signature dish of this dining venue.
Florence Cheese is a no less important food in the national cuisine. Mozzarella is particularly popular and widespread in the region. In Florence, travelers can try a particular type of this cheese that is made from milk of black buffalo cows. This cheese is called mozzarella di bufala. It is better to buy cheese in the market from local farmers as they sell the freshest and high-quality products. Gorgonzola is one of the most unusual types of local cheese. It is a blue cheese with signature green blue or veining, creamy taste, and specific smell. In the national cuisine, this tender and delicious cheese is widely used in cooking various sauces.
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Travelers more interested in traditional cheese will be truly delighted to taste gorgeous parmesan in Florence. In total, there are more than 500 cheese types available in the city. Many foodies praise cheese with greens, nuts, paprika, and many other unusual components. During your vacation in Florence, don’t forget to try as many variations of bruschetta as possible. This popular national snack comes in literally hundreds of types. Bruschetta is a small antipasto with crispy bread and a variety of toppings.
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Where to go for dinner in Florence: recommended cafe and restaurants

Enoteca Pinchiorri
Where: via Ghibellina, 87, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 242 757;
Ristorante Il Cibreo
Where: via Andrea del Verrocchio, 8r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 234 1100;
Trattoria Il Cibreo
Where: via dei Macci, 122r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 234 1100;
Circo-lo Teatro del Sale
Where: via dei Macci, 111r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 200 1492;
Trattoria Omero
Where: Pian de’ Giullari, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 220 053;
Trattoria Bordino
Where: via Stracciatella, 9r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 213 048;
Restaurant Ciro & Sons
Where: via del Giglio, 28r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 289 694;
Zibibbo
Where: via di Terzollina, 3r, Florence; Telephone: +39 055 433 383;
Reference information
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♥   Restaurant 'Borgo San Jacopo' FIRENZE. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Borro Tuscan Bistro' FIRENZE. Type - Country. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Caffè dell’Oro' FIRENZE. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'The Fusion Bar & Restaurant' FIRENZE. Type - Fusion. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Santo Bevitore' FIRENZE. Type - Tuscan. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Santo Graal' Firenze. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Leggenda dei Frati' Firenze. Type - Creative. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Latini' FIRENZE. Type - Tuscan. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Enoteca La Barrique' FIRENZE. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'SE.STO On Arno' FIRENZE. Type - Creative. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Florence

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Florence (Italy) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Florence restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Florence, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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