Traveling abroad can leave you baffled on where to eat when your grasp on the language is shaky and you don’t have a guide. Florence, Italy is known for their steaks, sausages, and red meats in general, which can prove even more difficult when following a plant based diet. Don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered! Here is the top restaurants to try if you are vegan or vegetarian and traveling around Florence, Italy.
To elevate your dining experience in Florence, we have listed the best spots for you to check out! The perfect way to spend a fancy night out with friends or family, or something quirkier, or a laid-back satisfying meal :
Starting with a once library transformed into a loveable nook for vegetarians. Brac is a comfortable place to enjoy a glass of wine, a good book, and an award winning vegetarian meal in an adorable courtyard. They also have a large selection of vegan options. Located in Firenze, Florence near a cluster of art galleries. There is a plethora of books, art, and food to enjoy while eating out in this quaint restaurant.
Don’t let the affordable prices at Il Vegetariano fool you. In english, it means “The Vegetarian” and was the first vegetarian restaurant to open in Florence, opened in 1981. Fine dining is seen as a high end and luxurious, but in this case, its is comfortable and authentic. Locals frequent Il Vegetariano for the large portions and delicious vegetarian options. Give the tortiglioni pasta with vegetarian ragu a try. Also located in Firenze and just a few minutes stroll from a popular tourist photo hot spot Porta San Gallo.
Walking down Firenza’s pizza hot spot you can find one of the local dubbed best pizza place in Florence. Gustapizza has a whopping 7 items to choose from on their menu, but don’t let that get you down. All but two options are completely vegetarian (there is only one vegan-friendly pizza unfortunately) and all the reviews say the pizza is life changing. It will definitely leave you satisfied that’s for sure.
True to the nature of both fine dining and plant-based meals L’OV Osteria Vegetariana is a high-end modern restaurant catering to those hungry for a savory meatless meal. Everything is pristine and plated to perfection. You will not leave unsatisfied. The chefs aren’t afraid to come and visit with guests. The atmosphere is very open and friendly.
Last but not least Ristorante La Giostra. An upscale family owned and operated fine dining experience. The menu is handwritten with the family legend front and center. Coming from a ancient and noble blood, the food is infused with “big magic”. You will find hand drawn portraits, family pictures and a friendly staff to interact with during the meal. While the menu is not completely vegan or vegetarian there are many options to choose from.