Delicious Florence Food Tour with Local Wine & Florentine Steak

Enjoy authentic eateries and try Florentine Steak, the city's signature dish

5 / 5 See All 32 Reviews · 3.0h 14 max · Florence, Italy

In a new city, it can be difficult trying to find authentic dinner spots. On this evening food tour, we take that burden off your plate. Experience Florence's best cuisine with a local guide.

Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Traditional Tuscan Food
  • Lampredotto Taste
  • Cross Ponte Vecchio
  • Italian Enoteca
  • Wine & Truffles!
  • Italian Bakery
  • Prato's Biscuit
  • Renaissance Building
  • Spaghetti alla Carrettiera
  • Florentine Steak* Tasting
  • Italian Gelato

On this delicious Florence food tour, taste the locally curated cuisine of Florence. Through a series of stops including a winery, butcher and gelato shop, get a sense of the full culinary experience of Florence through quick bites. Then, to finish it all off, sit down to a serene dinner including pasta and Florentine steak. Arrive hungry, as you will won’t want to fill up quickly. When traveling in Italy, especially to Florence, there are so many delicacies to try and enjoy. We’re here to show you the best of the food scene. This three-hour food tour includes:

 

  • - Five tasting stops and plenty of Tuscan vino
  • - A sit-down traditonal dinner with Florentine steak
  • - A friendly and local English-speaking foodie guide
  • - A maximum group size of 14 people

Piazza Della Signoria

Begin your foodie adventure in Piazza della Signoria, one of the best piazzas in Florence. Widely known as an outdoor art gallery, Piazza della Signoria is home to many sculptures and art vendors. Here, you will be able to spot Palazzo Vecchio, a beautiful palace dating back to the time of the Medici family. You can also spot a copy of Michelangelo’s David here. Your guide will introduce you to the Florence foodie scene, and off you go.

Traditional Florentine Food and Wine

On your first stop,  visit Via dei Neri, a Florentine known specifically for its food. The street is lined with dozens of panino shops, all with freshly cured meats and delicious cheeses. During lunch time, this street is filled with hungry travelers and Florentines waiting for a good meal. Stop at a local shop for aperitivo, meaning a quick bite before dinner time. Taste some lampredotto, bruschetta and local samples of meats and cheeses. Wash it all down with some delicious vino.

Ponte Vecchio Bridge

Walk toward the Arno River and see Florence’s most famous and colorful bridge. The Ponte Vecchio centuries ago used to be the hot spot for fishmongers, butchers and the like to barter and sell their goods. Now, you’ll find the bridge lined mainly with jewelers. Cross over the bridge to access to Oltrarno area, a neighborhood more populated with locals than tourists.

Tuscan Wine Tasting and Truffles

A trip to Tuscany is not complete without some fine wine. At a local wine shop, taste delicious pairings of wine and truffle crostini. And if you like what you’re tasting, feel free to buy a bottle to share with your family and friends at home.

Piazza Santo Spirito

Get a glimpse of another one of Florence’s quaint piazzas before your next stop. Piazza Santo Spirito is a hub of local Florentine culture. During the day, you can catch local markets or musicians performing in this area. This side of the Arno is home to some of the best bakeries in Florence.

Old-Style Italian Bakery

Stop at a small local bakery for a taste of the delicious cuisine of the neighborhood. You’ll try some delicious breads and baked goods. Don’t worry, you will even be able to take a goodie bag of biscotti home for later.

Pasta and Florentine Steak*

Now, the main event. Sit down to a delicious dinner that will top off your entire Florence food tour experience. In a serene trattoria, enjoy a mouth-watering dinner starting out with your primi piatti, a plate of pasta. Then, enjoy a savory plate of Florentine steak, a juicy and tender cut of beef. It’s served rather rare, but not to worry, it’s delicious.

* If only three (or less) people end up on your food tour, we may end up serving tagliata instead of Florentina steak. Tagliata is a juicey and thick cut of beef that's simple and delicious.

The Best Gelato in Florence

You can’t finish a proper Italian meal without some dessert. Try the local flavors from a nearby shop. Buono appetito!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Piazza della Signoria - in the center of the square, near the Equestrian statue of Cosimo I (a man on a horse). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

This is a leisurely walking tour, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Come hungry!

Q: Is Florentine steak always served?

A: If only three (or less) people end up on your tour, we might end up serving tagliata instead of Florentina steak. Tagliata is a juice & thick cut of beef that is grilled, then carved. Simple and delicious.

 

Q: First things first, how much wine do we actually get?

 

A: We promise at least 3 glasses, but in many places, it is served by the carafe which is the typical family style way in Rome. In this case, you can probably drink more, but don't overdo it!

 

Q: What if I have food allergies, intolerances or other requirements?

 

A: Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. 

 

Q: Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

 

A: If your child is under 6 years of age and will not be eating during the tour, you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating please pay. the youth seat.

 

Q: Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?

 

A: Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Rome Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery. If you have any doubts about your mobility, we recommend you take a Wine Day in the Chianti Hills from Florence or aPrivate Florence Walking Tour.

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7/2/2019
Bob R.
Delicious tour

This was the best way to see Florence, for sure. We loved our food. It was definitely small bites, but we knew what we were signing up for and it was all DELICIOUS. I wish there was a tour like this everywhere I traveled. Amazing!

6/3/2019
sheck88
Great way to become aquatinted with Florence and it’s amazing eats!

Our guide was Elena and she was fantastic!! Elena was easy to find near the marked meetup location and she was very kind and charming. She lead us on a tour of delicious food in Florence and we felt like we were getting all the insider knowledge. We started with small bites at a butcher shop and everything was delicious and set the night off on a great tone. The second place we tasted cheese but it was a bit under whelming because it was just one bite. Elena did a great job of explaining all the traditional Tuscan dishes and history of the region and she kept the wine flowing! The big finale of the trip is the Florentine steak. I though the portion size was plenty but for those expecting your own personal stake be warned, it’s a large shared steak (ours was 800 kilos split among 6) so you’ll get a few pieces with some potatoes, pasta and salad. I would recommend this tour as a great way to become aquatinted with Florence and it’s amazing eats!

5/8/2019
Caroline A
Fantastic Tour

Had the pleasure of meeting Elena as our tour guide for the Roman Guy food and wine tour. Had a fantastic evening, food and wine very good, the other people in our group were great, especially our Canadian friends. Elena was charming and fun, did particularly well putting up with some of our group. Would absolutely recommend this tour. Thank you Elena 🍷😃

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