“BUCA” RESTAURANTS….. FIVE BEST PLACES TO EMBRACE THE CUTLURE!
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! Here’s our top 5 “buca” in Florence.
historical - local - cozy - €€€
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, well-cooked on charcoal-slack and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil.
cozy - wine lovers - local -€€-€€€
This basement wine cellar-turned-restaurant is small and intimate. Taste the true Florentine cuisine with mainstays like ribollita soup, gnudi, artichoke omelet, panzanella, maltagliati pasta, steak, and fried cow brain!
historical- wine lovers - local - €€€
Housed in the cellars of the Palazzo Niccolini in the heart of Florence, it offers amazing traditional cuisine and a great wine list!
BUCA SAN GIOVANNI
historical - cozy - intimate - €€-€€€
Once the Sacristy of San Giovanni Baptistery, today it serves traditional dishes; beautiful atmosphere!
local - family - cozy - €€-€€€
On a sunny day sit outside and enjoy some crostini con i fegatini!