“Enjoying food is one of the best pleasures in life. The staff of Elitism presents you 5 of the best restaurants of the month.“
Where to Eat
Located a short walk from Piazza Santa Croce, the BRAC organic restaurant and bookstore is a favorite spot for all Florentines, and out-of-towners as well. The cozy environment with its pleasant outdoor courtyard is especially nice in the summer months. 100% natural, organic products, vegan and vegetarian dishes. An oasis of peace in the center.
Via dei Vagellai, 18/r | www.libreriabrac.net
Classic Florentine cuisine since 1927. Managed by the fourth generation of “innkeepers”, its name comes from “Burdèl”, the name once given to pig traders, who were all originally from Romagna. One of these, very Florentine, a certain Barducci, in 1901 opened the fiaschetteria (wine shop) called Da Burde. Now recognized as an historic Florentine restaurant, it’s a must for tasting traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Via Pistoiese, 154 | www.vinodaburde.com
The Frescobaldi Restaurant shares the same philosophy and principles that the Frescobaldi Marquises have upheld for 700 years. The respect for tradition and openness to experimentation is reflected in the menu based on the Tuscan-inspired foods evolved over centuries of good eating. Served alongside the fine wines that have made the Frescobaldi’s famous around the world, they have created a place where food and wine provide the perfect backdrop to inspiring memories.
Piazza della Signoria, 31
The Monna Lisa restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine reinterpreted in a modern way, favoring seasonal produce harvested directly from the Pomario, the organic vegetable garden next to the Italian gardens. The meats are selected from breeders that respect the environment and animals, and local certified suppliers. The short supply chain and respect for seasonality are the guiding principles for all the dishes and the select basic ingredients.
Via Petriolo 5, Greve in Chianti | www.vignamaggio.com
Tradition and modernity come together in a modern, minimal venue with fine dark gray and deep blue details. A sophisticated and concise menu, created with passion by the chef Serni. Diners absolutely must try the Panzanella with marinated anchovies and pecorino and black caciucco Ravioli with cuttlefish.
Lungarno del Tempio 52 | www.trattoria-moderna.it