An architectural treasure of the Trecento (14th century) and a symbol of the pre-Renaissance (the Renascimento), the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai sits upon archaeological remains from the Roman era and the Middle Ages. In 2005, researchers found a series of portraits of the poets Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, commissioned for the Palazzo Vecchio.
In this historic place, the chef Giovanna Iorio, from Basilicata, has for 30 years been juggling the flavours of his native south with the subtle intricacies of Florentine cuisine. The superb Tuscan menu features his famous pigeon with raisins and pine nuts, and chestnut mousse with citrus sabayon. The chef lets his imagination fly by reinterpreting, in very contemporary ways, classics like bistecca alla fiorentina. Don't miss the spectacular fish soup.
Via del Proconsolo, 16/R
+39 055 240 618
Menu: around 70 EUR