FOCUS Heres a little more information on towns of importance outside of whatever we are planning in Wine. We have sourced several incredible food and culinary experiences, in Florence and Montepulciano and Montalcino. Also a Few restaurants in Florence that we keep happily going back to.

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Florence Restaurants

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. ​Our choice for wine and food in Florence. This really tiny but perfectly formed Enoteca is run by husband and wife team Edoardo and Shannon. ​Incredible back vintages of Sangiovese that anywhere in the world would be hard to find. They are highly interested in small wineries like us and its a perfect fit, Booking is essential and use our name it will help, the food is not secondary​. Ask for Outside tables, use our name. We love it. Piazza Pitti 16, 50125. Open 7 days a week.​ Pitti Gola e Cantina

Trattoria Cibreo
, ristorante Cibreo, Caffè and private club-theater Teatro del Sale. The whole corner of this happening little crossroads is the brainchild of Fabio Picchi, in our mind the best value and entertaining meal in Florence. The Trattoria is what is is, simple, quick unpretentious. Tables outside is the place to be but unable to book them. The Food is pretty similar in the Restaurant, just better service. The Teatro is a buffet and be sure to find out what spectacular is happening. Teatro del Sale, Cibreo

Il Palagio.
 at The Four Seasons Hotel. Without doubt the​ most elegant restaurant in Florence​ and the food, wine, service and setting are luxurious. Chef Vito Mollica’s heart beats in the southern region of Basilicata, refined by a maestro, tempered by global experience. Il Palagio

Frescobaldi Wine Bar & Restaurant.
 ​​​A classic restaurant of Florence, Exceptional wines of which we like virtually all of the wines of this great house.Just off the famed Piazza Signoria they have both a formal dining a superb wine bar with an excellent and not overpriced shorter menu.
Via dei Magazzini, 2-4 R, 50122 Dei Frescobaldi

Da Vinci.
​by Enrico Panaroa​t​ Eataly. A delightful chef, devoted to ingredients, especially first-rate fish and seafood, which is difficult to find in Florence. His modern cuisine is intelligent, well executed, with a menu offering many surprises. ​ Remember this is inside Eataly which may not be to everyones tastes. Ristorante Da Vinci 

Leggenda dei Frati.
 Husband and wife team features contemporary Tuscan cuisine paired with world-class contemporary art and a well-chosen wine list. The location, in Villa Bardini with its museum upstairs, is amazing – terrace dining, spectacular city views during the day and after dinner private visits with the chef. Run by husband and wife Filippo and Ombretta leggenda dei frati

 Outside Porta Romana, is two-room trattoria, and serves the city’s best spaghetti alla carrettiera (spicy tomato sauce) and arista (roast pork loin). Via Senese 89r. Tripadvisor Ruggero

Angiolino or 13 Gobbi. 
Looking for a Florentine steak and other Tuscan classics with an interesting glass of wine? Choose either Angiolino or 13 Gobbi, two restaurants ​from the successful restaurateurs. Enrico and Janice Verrecchia.

Enoteca Pinchiorri. 
3 stars some clients delighted others less so, Massive expectations can be the problem. Via Ghibellina, 87, 50122. Enoteca Pinchiorri

​Trattoria/​Lighter Snacks

L’Antico Noè Restaurant. This is a simple Osteria (casual restaurant), which is big on classic dishes in an informal and relaxed setting, Famed for their beefs and grill. Tucked away just off Piazza San Pier Maggiore. Volta di San Piero, 6/8/r.  ​l Antico Noe

Ino. Very ​close to the Uffizi, makes the city’s best panini, stuffed with well-chosen fillings. They also sell a fine selection of quality Italian foods, perfect for culinary souvenirs. Ino firenze

inside the San Lorenzo strong on classic Florentine stapes​ like lampredotto and stracotto. ​There are also a few lunchtime options with seating across the way at marble tables.​ A melting pot of workers and academics and students. Tripadvisor Da Nerbon

The Mercato Centrale
(open from 10 AM to midnight) is upstairs from the morning-only San Lorenzo market. It’s an Italian take on a food court, a series of specialty stands with quality offerings. Romualdo’s pizza​ is especially well known and loved.​ Mercato Centrale

for gastronomic pizza (using a cooked base for quality, sometimes creative toppings) made with long-rising dough and impeccable ingredients. There’s a nice selection of craft beers. Berbere Pizza

​Ice Cream

La Sorbettiera, just outside the tourist zone, has a limited selection of delicious flavors like lemon-sage, ultra-chocolate catrame (tar, for its deep color) and Madagascar vanilla and outdoor seating. Piazza Torquato Tasso 11. La Sorbettiera

specializes in gastronomic gelato, with fine innovative (Parmigiano, mozzarella, cocktail-inspired) and classic (rich custard, super-dark chocolate) flavors, in a small central shop with the other having seats and more flavors.​ ​ Carapina

 ​Two ​Sicilians Antonio and Loredana Lisciandro run this Ode to their Islands icecream traditions: Citrus, lemon, hazelnut and pistachio gelato, and make the very best granite in town.​​ Via Ricasoli 60/r Tripadvisor Carabe

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