Il Coccodrillo Restaurant Florence
Via della scala, 5/r - 50123 Florence, Italy - Tel. +39 055.283622
Here at the Coccodrillo Restaurant Florence we cordially invite you to come and dine with us at our
exceptional and superior quality rooftop
restaurant. Quality and diversity is our priority here at Coccodrillo Restaurant Florence. Taking into account our international clientele we are proud to offer an extensive menu including vegetarian options.
Cibreo and Cibreino
Via Andrea del Verrocchio 8r and Via dei Macci 122r
Open 12.50-2.30pm, 7-11pm Tues-Sat. Closed during August.
Price: around €60.00 per person (or €30.00 or less in Cibreino)
These two restaurants specialise in luxury meals in Florence are next door to each other and are part of the same establishment owned by chef Fabio Picchi. The flagship Cibreo is a truly authentic Florentine restaurant with perfectly cooked local specialities but also many experimental dishes to try. The subtly lit wood panelled room makes this restaurant ideal for a romantic, or a relaxed, evening meal. There is enough formality to make it feel like an occasion, but not so much that you feel you need to be on your best behaviour! One curious aspect to Cibreo is that it doesn’t serve pasta, though you are unlikely to be craving any after you have sampled the glorious ‘antipasti misti’ - which arrives automatically with a glass of wine. Although the restaurant is popular with the more discerning tourist, it is also frequented by Florentines who clearly know fresh, top quality ingredients and cooking when they taste it. Next door is the less formal Cibreino which has all the charm and quality of cooking of the main restaurant but without the prices or the white table cloths. Take your pick to suit your budget but take cash for Cibreino as it doesn’t accept cards.
Via Borgo Pinti 12/R
One of the most famous gourmet restaurants in Florence, La Giostra was opened ten years ago by the descendants of one of Tuscany's noble families. With olive oil and wine brought in directly from their own land in Chianti, the quality of ingredients in this charming yet small restaurant are second to none. With a cosy and yet vibrant atmosphere inside, reminiscent of the best restaurants in Italy - i.e. those found in rural Italy, this exquisite little place should be booked early and savoured by those who can truly appreciate its quality.
I Due G
Via B. Cennini 6/R
If you're looking for something a little more central, try 'I Due G' (literally, "The Two G's") just between Santa Maria Novella and the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre. A traditional, cosy setting awaits as does a great menu of quintessentially Florentine specialities, including those famous T-bone steaks! Bistecche Fiorentine can be so big that sometimes you'll see a whole family sharing one, but don't worry if you're with vegetarians - they also come in smaller portions!
Via delle Terme 51r
Open 7.30pm-midnight Mon-Sat. Closed during August.
Price: around €60.00 per person.
Don’t let the slightly formal service and old fashioned atmosphere put you off, if its luxury meals in Florence you're after then you are at the right spot. The food here is anything but old fashioned with plenty of innovative reinterpretations of classic Italian dishes. The red velvet upholstered banquettes are an attractive feature and for an a la carte restaurant in Florence are the least you would expect. The decor gives the place a certain cosiness, particularly in the winter months. Highly recommended for those who like fresh, beautifully presented food in a traditional setting.