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FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Authenticity and honesty are at the heart of each dish we create at La Bottega del Buon Caffè .

Our Michelin starred restaurant offers an innovative and inspiring ‘Farm to Plate’ experience where guests can enjoy the very freshest ingredients harvested from our own kitchen gardens.

Respecting our Florentine Location our seasonal menus are designed to reflect the region's unique gastronomic heritage and vibrant culinary culture. Artisan butchers supply the kitchen with exceptional cuts of locally-reared meats whilst the very freshest fish are delivered daily from the Mediterranean.

This season our unique menus reflect the beauty of the Tuscan country harvest and include homemade Cappelletti pasta with pigeon, butter and thyme and our very popular Amberjack fish served in three ways (tartar, belly, fillet) with baby onions, asparagus and caramelised onions.

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INTERIOR

La Bottega del Buon Caffè combines classic Florentine style with a relaxed sense of designer elegance and glamour.

Designed by renowned international designer, Jeanette Thottrup, the restaurant interior seamlessly combines the very finest elements of both classic and contemporary design. Overlooking the famous River Arno, La Bottega del Buon Caffè also offers al-fresco dining beneath the magical shadows of the medieval tower of San Niccolò.

With a vibrant atmosphere and stylish décor La Bottega del Buon Caffè is the perfect venue in which to enjoy exceptional food and the very finest Tuscan wines. Offering  a unique and unforgettable dining experience, our Michelin starred restaurant is just a few minutes from the very center of Florence. The philosophy is simple – to serve the very finest locally grown food, exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented within a relaxing and elegant environment.

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WINES

La Bottega del Buon Caffè has an exceptional wine list created by our respected Sommeliers.

We have successfully developed a unique collection of remarkable labels for the restaurant that include some of the finest regional varieties such as wines from the Chianti hills, Brunellos from Montalcino and award-winning wines from the Bolgheri estate. With a strong emphasis on local and organic varieties, our wine list also features some rare and intriguing vintages.

Click here to see our winelist.

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THE CHEF

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Creative Head Chef, Antonello Sardi, originally started his career as a kitchen assistant.

It wasn’t long however, before his impressive culinary skills were applauded by customers, colleagues and food critics alike. His natural flair and inquisitive style has lead to a notable career in gourmet cuisine and most recently he was awarded his first Michelin star for his unmistakable and exceptional Florentine cuisine.

Antonello is an imaginative chef and has worked with some of the region's most respected names in the industry including Enrico Bartolini at Cavenago di Brianza. During his time with Enrico, Antonello focused his skills on working with fresh and natural ingredients sourced from local farms, vegetable growers and butchers. On returning to his native Florence, Antonello worked with innovative chef Francesco Gasbarro, creating beautifully executed seasonal dishes.

As Head Chef of La Bottega del Buon Caffè and Il Lounge, Antonello’s philosophy for using the very freshest local ingredients with care and imagination shines through. His innovative approach to Tuscan cuisine has earned him a reputation as one of Tuscany’s most talented young chefs.

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PRIVATE DINING

At La Bottega del Buon Caffè we offer an exclusive private dining experience in our dining room.

The private dining room plays host to our boutique collection of fine wines that have been collated by our expert sommeliers.

Located at the rear of the lounge area, the private dining room looks out over the lounge area but offers an intimate space in which to dine or hold meetings or private celebrations. The dining room can seat up to 8 guests and serves tasting menus only. For one-off events, corporate meetings, birthdays or celebrations we can also design an exclusive and personal menu for the whole table to suit your personal requirements with wines selected to compliment each dish.

For more information on private dining, to reserve your VIP table at La Bottega del Buon Caffè or to discuss the creation of your personal menu, please call 055.553.5677 or email [email protected]

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OUR FARM

To reflect the philosophy of five star dining at its very best, La Bottega del Buon Caffè produces a large percentage of its fresh ingredients at its farm in the country at Borgo Santo Pietro.

The kitchen gardens provide enough fruit and vegetables to supply the restaurant kitchens with fresh inspiration daily and still have enough left over to make Borgo ‘marmellate’ jams, jellies, preserves and sauces.

The herb garden also provides numerous flavours and perfumes for use in the kitchen. Furthermore, Buon Caffè produces its very own delicious Tuscan honey. Our gardens are unique and our seasonal menus are created around what is fresh, flavoursome and bountiful.

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To reserve a table at La Bottega del Buon Caffè for lunch or dinner please contact our reservations desk at T. 055 553 5677 or at [email protected]

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30-15:00 and from 19:30-22:30 and on Sundays from 12:30-15:00. Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.

For lighter snacks or for more informal dining why not consider our lounge bar that offers the perfect alternative when the main restaurant is fully booked.

Contact & Info

Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 69/R
50125 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 55 35 677

email: [email protected]
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Lunch: 12:30-15:00
Dinner 19:30-22:30
Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays

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