Florence is bursting with a number of fantastic wine bars to experience. The beauty of our Enoteca as we call wine bars in Italy is you can have an excellent meal and taste a number of fantastic wines with out having to buy an entire bottle or settling for the house wine enjoy the perfect degustation with each plate!
Here are a few of our favorites from historical wine bars where you can enjoy street food panini and crostini to the sit down type for lunch, dinner or an early evening meal.
Borgo Ognissanti 25r
A new entry in to Florence. Owner Costanza is a collector of Vintage furniture so the interior of this wine bar is quite eclectic. Costanza selects the perfect Regional flavors from Boutique wineries mostly in Tuscany from the area of Chianti Fiorentina. Her cheese and meats selections are all of the best quality. You can taste the Mortadella from Prato, drunk cheese from Piedmont along with delicious local wines.
Via di Santo Spirito 60
One of our favorite locations on the Oltra-arno. You can pop in for a light lunch or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. The place is tiny although buzzing with locals poured out on to the street in their divine Florentine outfits sipping on National wines. With each glass of wine a crostini is included or you can enjoy a cheese and meat platter
Piazza dell’Olio 15/r
This is one of the oldest wines bars in town. Just seconds away from the Cathedral you can enjoy a delicious lunch or light dinner at this family run ancient wine bar. The Fiaschetteria translates to the fiasco the ancient wine bottle of the Chianti Region with the straw base. This wine bottle is a true symbol of Italian Wine.
At Fiaschetteria Nuvoli you will find local seasonal fair that you can enjoy with house wine or the a glass of your choice from local Tuscan Wine Estates.
Casa Del Vino
Via dell’Ariento 16r
In the district of St Lorenzo close to the Central Markets enjoy one of the best panino in town – how does pacchino tomato, oregano, capers and burrata cheese sound? Choose from a top wine list from the three Italian top B’s – Barolo, Barbaresco & Brunello to small boutique wineries all over Italy.
You can even pop in for an aperitif before dinner for a taste of local crostini with seasonal toppings such as chicken liver pate, grilled vegetables and local pecorino cheese with a drizzle of honey
La Volpe e d’uva
Piazza dei Rossi 1R
A true traditional Florentine wine bar. Where you can enjoy delicious local wines mainly reds that include Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino and Super Tuscan with delicious salumi and cheese platters. Extra delightful are the French cheese selection and other regional cheese form Piedmont
Pitti & Gola
Piazza Pitti 16
A true dining experience that you should not miss. Family run wine bar is quite small so book in advance to experience a food and wine degustation sensation! that will leave you knowing more about Regional Tuscan wines and other Italian – great Italian wines mostly red although they also have some fabulous Champagne and Francia corta sparkling wines.
Via dei Bardi 46/r
If you want to know more about Italian wines and pairing the selection with Regional Italian flavors this is the perfect dining or aperitivo experience for you. One of the best views in Florence overlooking the iconic ‘Ponte Vecchio’ with a gob-smacking selection of wines from all over Italy this place does not disappoint.
Borgo Sant Apostoli 26r
Situated just minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and around the corner from High end designer road – Via Tornabuoni you will find the perfect wine bar. Mangiafoco offers over 100 labels of superb wines from small boutique wineries with a platters for of local salumi, pecorino cheese and other delicious flavors that pair perfectly. You can also choose from their menu of hot foods first courses and second courses. If you are a wine lover you have arrived at the perfect place
Via Monte alle Croci 10r
One of the largest wine selections in Florence. Including French and international labels. Fuoriporta is the perfect stop before or after the climb to the most gorgeous view in Florence ‘Piazzale Michelangelo’ stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy delicious first course meals along with great starters if you just feel like a glass of wine. Starters include ‘crostoni’ a large slice of Italian bread with yummy toppings with gorgonzola & a drizzle of spicy pear jam, tomato and buffalo milk mozzarella with Superb Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sit out on the terrace in the summer to enjoy fantastic views of the old city wall designed by Michelangelo.