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A Restaurant in the center of Florence

La Dantesca is a delicious Restaurant in the historic center of Florence enjoying the beautiful view of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Amidst the frenzy typical to most tourist cities, La Dantesca is an oasis of tranquility in the center of Florence, where you can taste the delicious dishes of the Tuscan tradition accompanied by the most amazing proposals Italian cuisine has to offer.
We carefully prepare simple and flavorful recipes, respecting the tradition of Italian cuisine and choosing only the best ingredients, always fresh and genuine. There are also typical Tuscan specialties such as Pici senesi al Cinghiale, Tagliata di Manzo with pink pepper or Florentine steak, known as the “Bistecca alla Fiorentina”.
At the end of the meal you can treat yourself with our desserts, all strictly homemade with passion and care.
The pleasure of good food will be accompanied by genuinely local wines such as a good glass of Chianti Classico. La Dantesca is a restaurant in the center of Florence that will be a delight for you palate.


La Dantesca is a Restaurant in Florence in Piazza Santa Maria Novella where you can breathe in all the magical atmosphere typical to the city of Dante. Located in the center of Florence, a few steps from the Central Station and the Duomo, La Dantesca will welcome you into its characteristic and informal warmth, served by an always attentive and kind staff. In both summer and winter you can enjoy all our outdoor specialties, thanks to the outside eating area overlooking the wonderful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

“Mentre che piena di stupore e lieta
l’anima mia gustava di quel cibo
che, saziando di sé, di sé asseta”
Dante Alighieri (Purgatorio,XXXi. 127-129)

In the Divine Comedy, the “Supreme Poet” Dante uses food as a metaphor to refer to a meal that feeds the soul. Referring to Dante's vision, we depart from the same place in thinking that food has the quality of nourishing the soul. In our kitchen, a skillful processing transforms fresh ingredients into unique dishes capable of involving all the senses. Every taste is an explosion of joy and pleasure that caresses the soul.