The Best Restaurants in Florence during Christmas & New Year

If you are visiting our city during the festive season and not sure where to have lunch or dinner here is a list of my favourites with the dates they will be open.

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
One of the many excellent dining experiences from the Ferragamo family. Clothing designers and now for many years part of a selection of excellent restaurants in Florence & Tuscany.
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Il Borro has the perfect balance of contemporary and traditional cuisine. Using local seasonal products with a modern eye. Chefs are excellent as well as the fantastic staff.
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Opening hours: A very particular quality of this restaurant is it served food all day from 10am – 10pm
Always open for lunch and dinner from December 24 – Jan 2016
Location: 
Lungarno Acciaiuoli 80r, 50100 Florence (two minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio)
055 290423

Cantinetta Antinori
Florentine Tradition and excellence at its best. You could not expect anything else from the Marchesi Antinori.  Inside their private home a nobile palace on one of the most beautiful streets in the city you will find this formal and elegant restaurant.
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Opening Hours:
Open for Lunch & Dinner 24 December
Closed from 25 December – 29 December
Open for Lunch & Dinner from December 29
Location: 
Piazza Antinori 3, 50123 Florence
Tel: 055 292 234
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Osteria di Giovanni 
One of the best restaurants in town for the classic Florentine Steak.  There home made pasta and desserts are also exceptional so you can’t go wrong! Owners are a historical Florentine family that have been offering typical tuscan food since 1898.
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Opening Hours
Closed from 24 – 27 December
Open for DINNER only from December 27

Konnubio
A recently opened in the historical centre. Konnubio has two locations. Both locations have the same philosophy that really differentiates them from other restaurants in town.

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You can find the typical seasonal florentine fair along with a selection of excellent and very tasty vegan and vegetarian foods. Ingredients is sorted from the best organic farms in the region and even if you are not a vegan the food is tasty and excellent! One of my most memorable at Corso dei Tintori is the carpaccio of seitan on a bed of raw vegetables – tasty & delicious. There are also separate kids menus and at the Corso dei Tintori location there is also pizza.
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The location on Corso dei Tintori has a very young innovative chef called Nertill Prroni on Via dei Conti there is very well known Florentine chef Beatrice Segoni. Beatrice has worked at some of the best restaurants in Florence and also teaches at MaMa Florence 
Opening Hours
Both Locations
Corso dei Tintori (Santa Croce District)
Via dei Conti (St Lorenzo District)
are open during all festivities for Lunch & Dinner

Osteria Personale
A revised & contemporary food using seasonal National Ingredients. By far one of the best wine lists in town. Owner Matteo Fantini creates genius and perfect plates from starter to dessert.
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Opening Hours
Open December 24
Closed December 25
Full7 Booked New Years Eve
Open January 1  – hours after Jan 1, 2016
Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Firenze
Tel: 055 933 1341

 

Ristorante Belcore
One of the only traditional restaurants where both traditional meats and fish dishes are excellent. A superb dining experience with excellent wines to pair with your food.

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Chefs are Japanese who are creative and perfect in preparing hand made pasta, risotto, perfectly cooked meats, delicious fish and to die for desserts.

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Opening Hours
Dinner only from December 24 – January 1, 2016
Via dell’Albero 28/30, Firenze 50123
Tel: 055 211 198

Four seasons
The most beautiful Hotel in Florence is offering a number of fun dining experiences including after hour parties, afternoon tea and special aperitivo at the Atrium Lounge during the festive seasons.

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If you decide not to eat there I highly recommend just taking a visit to see the historical garden, the most beautiful and over the top Christmas Decorations and to enjoy an aperitivo at their bar.

Take a look at the list of special events that will take place from today!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Dinner 
A six course gourmet menu featuring fish and meat dishes
115 Euro per person – wine not included
reservations : 055 262 6450 – ilpalagio@fourseasons.com

December 25 – Christmas Lunch & Dinner 
A gourmet menu for the entire family with music and entertainment
130 Euro per person – wine not included

December 24 – January 6 ,2016 – Christmas Afternoon Tea Time 
Atrium Lounge from 16 – 18 with music
15 Euro per person – tea (via del te) accompanied by macarons & biscuits
30 Euro per person – tea (via del te) accompanied by macarons, sandwiches & scones

December 31 – New years eve dinner
Music & Intertainment & Midnight party at Convento
295 Euro per person – Wines not included

December 31 – New Years wonderland party
Show, DJ set, dance floor, Buffet Dinner show – Midnight party
250 Euro per person – wines included until 12.00am
after dinner party only from 12.00am 60 Euro per person
first drink included second drink 15 Euro per person

January 1 – News Years Day Brunch
12.30pm with music & entertainment
115 Euro per adult selected wines included / 50 Euro for teenagers / 25 Euro for children from 5-12 years

Atrium Bar – Aperitivo
From December 24 until January 6, 2015
Aperitivo with Oysters & Champagne 35 Euro per person
Aperitivo with Caviar & Vodka 75 Euro per person

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