5 best wine bars in Florence
Updated: May 10, 2020
Le Volpi e L'Uva
If you want to have the option of tasting many different wines from all around the boot, Le Volpi e L’Uva is possibly the wine bar that will serve you best.
Since their humble beginnings, the team at Le Volpi e L’Uva has kept their standards super high, always searching out the best wines for the buck.
Variety doesn’t scare the foxes off (the meaning of Le Volpi), so you’ll find some rare grapes and fun wine styles, also organic & biodynamic wines.
To complement the wines, you can order delicious appetizers of searched out meats and cheeses from small farms and of the very best quality.
Address: Piazza dei Rossi, 1R
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11 am-9 pm
Casa del Vino
Reminiscent of days gone by, this charming little “home of wine” hosts mainly organic and biodynamic wines. Gianni runs this wine bar with great pride in its history that goes to the late 18 hundreds and its high-quality products. And just as important as the selection of wines is the selection of excellent foods from porchetta to the home-made green sauce. There are at least 10 different wines by the glass and enjoy a delicious “panino”. So you must absolutely look for Casa del Vino when in the area of San Lorenzo in central Florence.
Address: Via dell'Ariento, 16r,
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am-3.30 pm / Friday-Saturday: 10 am-10pm
Under the portico’s in the area of the San Lorenzo market you may find this little gem of a wine bar run by Livio and Bianca who are both Sommelier. They will in all confidence guide you to the kind of wine you might like, and there’s a good choice of small producers from around Italy and Europe. More than 500, in fact.
You can enjoy wines by the glass while nibbling on some local pecorino or choose a nice freshly made ”panino”.
Address: Via Panicale, 19/r
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10.30 am-20.30 pm
Camilla runs this cosy wine bar in central Florence, backed by her family. A collection of around 100 different labels, rotating so that you’ll always find something new to taste. You can also pair the wines with a bite of food; from the famed anchovy topped toast, to crostini, cheeses and cold cuts. Camilla is bilingual and is happy to have a chat with you about the wines in the shop. If you have a small group, she can also do tastings in the underground cave.
Address: Via della Spada, 52
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12:30 pm-10 pm / Sunday: 5 pm-9 pm
Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Back Oltrarno and right in front of the majestic Pitti Palace, you’ll find another of the wine bar gems of Florence. Run by energetic wine lovers, here you can find some fine bottles – some served by the glass. The speciality here is some of the finest wines of Tuscany & Piemonte. You can also enjoy a delightful meal, either here or at their second restaurant down Via Romana called Osteria dell’Enoteca.
Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 16
Opening hours: 12 pm - 11 pm (except Tuesdays)
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