La Giostra is known for its quirky backstory and for hosting the likes of Elton John. Run by an Austrian royal family, the space boasts the perfect ambience for a romantic night out with candle-lit tables and deep red wines in beautiful glass decanters. The plates are carefully crafted and extremely Italian, albeit offering a more gourmet take on traditional trattoria eats. Given the restaurant’s popularity, make a reservation in advance.
Eating in Florence is a joyous experience. All the usual Italian notes sing but in a decidedly Florentine way, as this most defiantly independent of cities continues to put its stamp on everything that comes this way. That means you can find pizza and pasta here, but there’s something about it that hits a little different.
That’s Florence. The traditional recipes of centuries past are devoured here. Tradition is key (this is Italy, after all) so the best approach is to let Florence guide you. There are so many great things to do here, you might not know where to start, but it usually ends with a delectable meal at one of the best restaurants in Florence. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?