Typical food and drinks in Florence

The rich Florentine cuisine offers many tasty specialties characteristic of the Tuscan region. The most famous dishes include:

Bistecca alla Fiorentina - Tuscan steak from Chianina breeding cattle, which is prepared on the grill and seasoned only with salt and pepper.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina (AI)
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (AI)

Ribollita - a thick soup made of bread and vegetables, which is traditionally cooked in a pot for several hours until it acquires a richness of flavor.

Crostini di fegato - crispy crackers with liver paste, often served as an appetizer or light dinner.

Pappardelle sulla lepre - wide strips of pasta with rabbit meat and tomato sauce, often sprinkled with Pecorino cheese.

Cantuccini with Vin Santo - tender almond biscuits traditionally served with sweet Tuscan wine Vin Santo.

These dishes are just some of the many specialties that you can taste in local restaurants and trattorias.