Cantastorie Piazza Mercato Centrale

Cantastorie Restaurant

Perhaps the closest translation for Cantastorie is a Troubadour, someone who traveled around to squares, markets and sometimes banquets telling stories accompanied by music. Where a troubadour tells his story with notes and songs, the chefs at Cantastorie tell their story with ingredients and recipes. Plates of food that, like stories, talk of tradition and culture that has stood the test of time.

Recently relocated, Cantastorie is nestled in amongst the many restaurants in Piazza Del Mercato Centrale behind Florence’s biggest food market. The menu is predominantly but not strictly Tuscan. You will find Italian classics like Spaghetti Carbonara and of course Lasagne on the menu alongside Pici with Wild Boar and Ribollita, traditional Tuscan soup.

The outdoor dining section is covered and can be enclosed during the cooler months. Obviously the outdoor spots are the first to fill up, where you can watch the hive of activity in the market square. Reliable, lively, local spot with good food and friendly staff. Even better now that you can get 20% off!


Hours of Opening:
Monday – Sunday: 11:00am to 11:00pm

Average Price: €15 – €30

Campus Florence Discount: 20% Off

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Great place for an appetizer plate and a glass of Chianti wine while watching the hustle and bustle of the market square. If you want something more substantial, we love the tagliata with rucola and grana — sliced steak with arugula and grana cheese, even better if you drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top!

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Come Find Us!

Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 28/30, Firenze 50123
Phone: (+39) 055 239 6804

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