Back in the Middle Ages “buca” were basements where confraternities used to meet. Today, these are beautiful restaurants where you can taste traditional Tuscan cuisine and excellent local wine. Talk about a transformation! Here are our top spots:
local - friends - historical - cosy
It was founded in 1880 in the Palazzo Antinori cellars. Taste the old Tuscan cuisine such as hand-made pasta, ribollita, wild boar with polenta and the famous bistecca alla fiorentina. The best part? It's well-cooked on charcoal-slack and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil.
Local - dates - cosy - wine lovers
This basement wine cellar-turned-restaurant is small and intimate. Taste the true Florentine cuisine with mainstays like ribollita soup, gnudi, artichoke omelette, panzanella, maltagliati pasta, steak, and fried cow brain! Believe us, it's not as bad as it sounds!
historical - friends - wine lovers - local
Housed in the cellars of the Palazzo Niccolini in the heart of Florence, it offers amazing traditional cuisine and an endless wine list that you'll thank us later.
BUCA SAN GIOVANNI
historical - dates - cosy - intimate
The holy grail of Florence's Buca hotspots. Once the Sacristy of San Giovanni Baptistery, today it serves traditional dishes; beautiful atmosphere!
local - family - cozy
Often in Italy, the traditional restaurants serve up the best food. If a nonna is cooking in the kitchen you're sure to eat well, just like you would here. On a sunny day sit outside and enjoy their crostini con i fegatini!