Where to eat in Florence on Sundays and Mondays
One of the most daunting experiences you can have when arriving in a new city is deciding where to eat. The tension goes up a couple of decibels if you happen to be in Florence on a Sunday or a Monday. Both are the unofficial weekend for the city’s restaurants, days of respite when their owners and chefs can unwind and dine with their loved ones.
Luckily from among the more than 2,000 eateries in Florence, there are a handful open on Sundays, Mondays or both.
Of course this is part of the reason we designed an ultimate dining experience in Florence with a progressive dinner crawl- so you can eat at the best places in Florence without having to worry about what, where, when and how!
In case you still were curious to research restaurants outside our dinner crawl or other tasting food tours in Florence, Here is a curated guide to the best places in Florence to eat on Sunday and Monday. Please note: we note if a place is open on Sunday, Monday or both. But keep in mind they are open other days of the week, too!
RESTAURANTS IN FLORENCE OPEN ONLY ON SUNDAYS (mondays will be noted in individual listings or further down this post under "Only Mondays")
This Florentine institution has 5 eateries in the Sant'Ambrogio district, from Asian/Tuscan Fusion Cibleo to a quality family-style buffet and artistic performances at Teatro del Sale. The flagship restaurant is strictly seasonal, dishing up fined traditional dishes like the deliciously unusual stuffed chicken neck. The trattoria is more informal, but always crowded. They don’t accept reservations, but the soups and homemade bread are so nourishing, you won’t mind the wait. Stop by the café for a Tuscan club sandwich or melt-in-mouth Florentine liver pate. Website: www.cibreo.com/en
Cibrèo Restaurant: Via del Verrocchio, 8r Lunch from 12.50pm Dinner from 6.50pm Phone: +39 055 2341100
Cibrèo Trattoria: Via de' Macci, 122r Lunch from 12.50pm Dinner from 6.50pm
Cibrèo Café: Via del Verrocchio, 5r Phone: +39 055 234 58 53 from 8am to 1am
Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino
This understated, but well priced eatery keeps things offal-ly Florentine. Many specialties are all based on tripe and lampredotto, and also some choice plates of pastas for the less offal-thused. If you’re here, knock back a glass of house Chianti and ravioli stuffed with lampredotto, the cow’s fourth stomach cooked in vegetable broth and served with plenty of fresh herbs. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the lampredotto sushi. Address: Piazza della Passera.
TripAdvisor: www.tripadvisor.it/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1109265-Reviews-Il_Magazzino-Florence_Tuscany.html Phone: +39 055 215969 Open Sunday and Monday. HOURS Lunch: midday-3pm Dinner: 7:30pm-11pm, booking recommended
Part pasta bar, pizzeria, restaurant and aperitivo spot- Tamerò is a favourite in Florence's artsy quarter of Santo Spirito. All the fresh pasta is homemade and the chefs can execute a sage and butter sauce or wild boar ragù to write home about. Address: Piazza Santo Spirito, 11r.
Website: www.tamero.it Phone: + 39 055 282596 Open Sunday and Monday. HOURS Lunch: midday-3pmDinner: 7pm-2am Online booking available
Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo
This culinary club doesn’t discriminate, plating dishes from all over the country with a deep respect for seasonality, small artisan producers and the best representations of every product, protein and garnish. Pastas, slow cooked meats, artisan charcuteries, soups, grilled steak, appetizing vegetable sides like chicory greens and fava bean puree- there is something for every appetite at Club Culinario. The wine list, showcases small, boutique and organic producers. Address: Piazza dei Peruzzi 3/r.
Website: www.clubosvaldo.com Phone: +39 055 217919 HOURS Open Sunday and Monday Lunch: midday-3pm Dinner: 6pm-midnight Online booking available
This cute, cozy soulful traditional trattoria is a bit of a local's secret we hope you keep between us, a true gem of quality Tuscan eating in the Sant'Ambrogio district frequented by virtually zero tourists. Think the best fried artichokes, appetizers like parmesan flan with fresh truffle shaved, flavorful minestrone soups, wide pappardelle fresh pasta in a deep wild boar ragu', pici pasta, ravioli (with truffle too)- and best of all- juicy, tender local Chianina sourced steak and roast oven potatoes. The wine list is choice and desserts delectable (but be prepared to walk off all those extra calories- they bring limoncello too after meals)
Website: http://www.trattoriacesarino.it/en/ Address: Via G. B. Niccolini, 16, 50121 Firenze FI (lunch and dinner SUNDAYS) Phone: 055 249169 Reservations: thefork.it
Osteria de' Pazzi
In Florence, there are plenty of places doing traditional Tuscan fare, but this is a place where crazy antics may be apart of the dining experience- thus an Osteria of "pazzi" (crazies). A stone's throw from Santa Croce, for which their name's double meaning is also derived, as Santa Croce houses the Pazzi Chapel. Dependable pasta dishes, rustic Tuscan soups, and gourmet sliced sirloin with a choice of fanciful acoutrements from lardo to black truffle sauce. Address: Via dei Lavatoi, 1/red.
TripAdvisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1547057-Reviews-Osteria_De_Pazzi-Florence_Tuscany.html Phone: +39 055 217919 HOURS Lunch: 12:30pm- 2:45pm Dinner: 7:30pm- 10:45pm
Consistently named of one Italy’s best pizzerias, Santarpia stands out for its super secret 36/48 hour dough rising, which produces a light-as-air pizza that’s easy to digest, a factor that draws Italians to the store like moths to the flame. The margherita with certified San Marzano DOP tomatoes, buffalo milk mozzarella fresh from southern Italy, basil and top quality olive oil is so good, you can easily demolish two before they’ve even left the wood-fired oven. Address: Largo Pietro Annigoni, 9.
Website: www.santarpia.biz Phone: +39 055 245829 HOURS Dinner: 7:30pm-midnight Online booking available
Osteria dell’Enoteca is the sort of place you want to hang out in on your day off. This is a meat & potatoes with fine wine restaurant- they even coined the hashtag #NoInsalataSoloBistecca (no salad, only steak). The food takes a back, but not too far back, seat to the excellent and exhaustive wine wall, that’s right, wine wall. Must tries: the chicken liver terrine with a vin santo reduction and divine charcuterie platter. There’s also a separate steak and grilled meat menu, which speaks for itself. Address: Via Romana, 70/r.
Website: www.osteriadellenoteca.com Phone: +39 055 228 6018 Open Sunday and Monday HOURS Lunch: midday- 2:30pm Dinner: 7pm-11pm
With its terrace overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, you’ll come to this wine shop for the view alone. That said, the tasting platters are pretty tempting too with their copious amounts of local cold cuts, creamy cheeses, compotes, grilled vegetables and amazing artisan breads. Address: Via de' Bardi, 46R.
Website: www.signorvino.com/en/wine-shop/florence Phone: +39 055 286258 Open Sunday and Monday: 9:30am- midnight
With a young chef at its helm, Aroma is a seafood restaurant with plenty of pizzazz, creativity and fashionable Far Eastern flair. Its plateau of raw seafood is something to behold with your standard oysters and sashimi, as well as raw prawns and langoustine, something that might make sound like an eyebrow-lifter, but is actually very common in Italy. Address: Via Ghibellina, 67/r
Website: www.aroma-ristorante.it Phone: +39 055 226 0038 Open Sunday and Monday HOURS Lunch: 12:30pm- 2:30pm Dinner: 7- 10:30pm Monday: dinner only Online booking available
This is a wine bar with the most magnificent antipasti you could possibly imagine. Gorgeously presented white platters stuffed to the brim with cold cuts, cheese and seasonal vegetables. The liver pate with grappa-braised apples and fanciful loaded toast crostini are tasty, and the burrata filled ravioli in a pistachio and sweet onion pesto aren't to be missed. Alongside, an ecclectic wine list and includes two labels from the owner’s themselves. Address: Via delle Oche, 11R
Website: www.coquinarius.com Phone: +39 055 230 2153 Open Sunday and Monday HOURS Lunch: 12:30pm-3pm Dinner: 6:30pm-10:30pm Online booking available
RESTAURANTS IN FLORENCE OPEN ON MONDAYS:
Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
One of Florence’s most beloved fresh food markets is also a pretty darn good eatery. Head to Trattoria da Rocco for incredible vegetable soups and pasta dishes or Menoni Macceleria for a butcher-to-table street food experience on the terrace which sits above the butcher stand. Otherwise linger over a pear, pecorino and black truffle sandwich at Semel or gorgeously presented homemade dishes (pastas, soups, tartare and more) at Gilda’s bistrot just perched outside the market doors. Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Website: www.mercatosantambrogio.it Phone: +39 055 234 3950 HOURS: 7am- 2pm
Ristorante de' Fagioli
See that huge line out the front door? They’re all here for the Bistecca Fiorentina and a bottle of house Chianti. Order a side of green flatbeans or tomato & garlicky potatoes alla contadina and you’ll be in heaven. Address: Corso dei Tintori, 47-r.
Tripadvisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1068024-Reviews-Del_Fagioli-Florence_Tuscany.html Phone: +39 055 244285 Monday Lunch: 12:30pm- 2:30pm Dinner: 7:30pm- 10:30pm
Ara' e' Sud
Forget about arancini, this bistro-restaurant is about sourcing the best raw ingredients and transforming them into modern Sicilian dishes with a hint of salt-flecked island flair. Think perfectly cooked sardines in a sweet and sour sauce and pasta with bright, peppery Sicilian pesto. Address: Via della Vigna Vecchia, 4.
Website: www.araristorante.it/ Phone: +39 331 217 0926 Open Sunday and Monday: midday- 11pm
Leave pretension at the door and be ready to dine, 1950s-style. Here, the menu changes every day and entirely on the whim of owner Romeo Colzi. That means Bistecca Fiorentina served one way, rare and on the bone. Don’t ask for ketchup, mayonnaise, coffee or Wi-Fi, unless you want a dressing down. It’s the price you pay for authentic Florentine home cooking. Address: Via Rosina, 2r.
Website: www.trattoria-mario.com Phone: +39 055 218550 Closed Sundays HOURS: lunch only : midday– 3pm (no reservations)
Trattoria Sergio Gozzi
Known by locals simply as ‘Gozzi,' this trattoria has been serving traditional Tuscan fare since 1915 and has been awarded by Slow Food consistently since 1997. The stuffed rabbit is sublime and the Tuscan gnocchi "topini" and pici pasta doused in richly flavored meat sauce are true treats. Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 8R.
Tripadvisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1102357-Reviews-Trattoria_Toscana_Gozzi_Sergio-Florence_Tuscany.html Phone: +39 055 281941 HOURS: Monday-Saturday lunch: midday to 3pm (no reservations)
Culinaria Bistro in Piazza Tasso
A handful of tables, a scattering of tea light candles and a selection of terracotta dishes filled with spices and flavours that cross the Mediterranean and beyond. The tagine of seasonal vegetables is spicy and exotic. Address: Piazza Torquato Tasso, 13 R.
Website: www.de-gustibus.it Phone: +39 055 229494 Open Sunday and Monday HOURS: Lunch: 12:30pm-3pm Dinner: 6:30pm-11:30pm Online booking available
Tuscany’s most famous marketplace has become one of its most fashionable eateries divided in two floors. Make a beeline for La Pasta Fresca where homemade pasta and delicious sauces are delivered in heaping serves for just €5. While at Da Nerbone you can tuck into delicious beef sandwiches smothered in ragu sauce and pesto. Upstairs is a food hall with endless options from wood-fired oven pizza, hand-made dumplings, Rome's stuffed pizza pocket trapizzini, truffled risotto and more. Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 6.
Website: www.sanlorenzomercato.it Phone: +39 055 219949 DOWNSTAIRS Monday: 7am- 2pm UPSTAIRS: Sunday & monday
Entering into this wine cellar turned restaurant, you get the distinct feeling that this is a Tuscan's idea of heaven. The menu is packed with brash, meaty dishes. Sliced juicy rump steaks from locally sourced Chianina beef are a must topped with nutty ewe's milk pecorino, crispy rosemary and peppery green olive oil. You really can’t pass up the grilled porcini caps, cooked over an open fire, when in season, either. Address: Via dei Girolami, 28.
Website: www.bucadellorafo.com Phone: +39 055 213619
Monday, dinner only: 7:30pm- 10:30pm
From its wall of flowers to its Renaissance furniture, this ex-Medici palazzo turned gourmet restaurant screams date night, anniversary or the ultimate holiday treat. Foie gras with potato puree, sea bass ravioli with confit tomatoes, and spheres of biscuit filled with hazelnut semifreddo prove this isn’t your typical Sunday dinner. Address: Via delle Seggiole, 12/r.
Website: www.localefirenze.it Phone: +39 055 906 7188 Open dinner Sunday and Monday: 7:30pm- 2am
This tiny little hole in the wall below Piazzale Michelangelo serves some of the best gourmet pastas, sliced meat wraps doused in tomato & baked, peppery beef peposo stew, soups & truffle-based starters with a boutique selection of wines to match. With only a handful of seats around the chef’s workspace, you’re going to want to book ahead. Address: Via San Miniato, 2.
Website: www.zebgastronomia.com Phone: +39 055 23 42 864 Lunch: midday-3:30pm Dinner on Sundays always, from April to October also on Mondays: 7:30pm-10:30pm
There is nothing pretentious about a restaurant where you can get a slice of “rosbif” with potatoes for only €5. Eat your way to through the daily specials that always include homestyle roast meats, simple vegetable sides, a couple old-fashioned pastas and the ubiquitous Bistecca Fiorentina with a generous carafe of house wine without breaking the bank. Address: Via Pisana, 2/r.
Website: www.trattoriasabatino.it Phone: +39 055 22 59 55 HOURS Lunch: midday-2:30pm Dinner: 7:15pm-10pm
Simple, soul warming home cooking that has been around since the 1950s. Fried seasonal vegetables especially fried artichokes, meatballs, ribollita, bottarga & warm celeriac salads and fresh pasta are the go-to dishes. Address: Borgo S. Jacopo, 57/r.
Tripadvisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d696498-Reviews-Cammillo_Trattoria-Florence_Tuscany.html Phone: +39 055 212427 Open Sunday and Monday (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays) HOURS Lunch: midday-2:30pm Dinner: 7:30pm-10:30pm
This pizzeria was the first to make thick-crusted (read real Neapolitan style) pizzas when everyone else in Florence was still gushing over paper-thin crusts. Stick to the classics like the diavola with sausage and rapini or the sublime calzone with escarole. Save room for the mini babà al rhum. Address: Via de’Macci 113R.
Website: www.ilpizzaiuolo.com Phone: +39 055 241171 HOURS Lunch 12:30pm - 3pm Dinner 5pm - 12am, booking essential
If none of these restaurants take your fancy, don’t forget that all of Florence’s hotel restaurants are open on Sundays and Mondays, but before you jump to conclusions, here is a list of some of the best via Vogue Magazine.
And psssst! Our dinner crawl evening food tour in Florence is also on Sunday & Monday evenings, and takes you to four of the city’s best eateries and includes the perfect ending to any Italian outing – gelato!