Food and wine are a very big deal in Florence and Tuscany and, of course, throughout Italy.
Here are a few of our favorite places…
Ristorante il Latini-
via dei Palchetti 6/r (Palazzo Rucellai)
This Florence institution frequented by locals and tourists alike offers heaping platters of appetizers, pasta, grilled meats, huge steaks (bistecca) and desserts. Forget the menu, just let the waiters bring the food. They take reservations, but if you happen to have to wait in line, the staff will bring you complimentary white wine and cheese to sample.