Everyone loves sitting outside, especially now as we transition from summer to fall and it is no longer 100 degrees. We know there are endless restaurant options but often when what you really want is to chill in a square with a couple of friends and a vino, you can’t think of anywhere to go. So to make it easier on yourself, here is a selection of restaurants with great outdoor spaces and the bonus of the Campus Florence discount!
Ristorante Pizzeria Rubaconte – Via Ghibellina
Famous among students for their €15 pasta dinner extravaganza, their outdoor seating section is one of the best! Cozy and comfortable under their umbrellas, the casual vibe makes it the perfect place to hang out for a lunch or dinner where you don’t have to watch the clock. The friendly staff is an added bonus here. You’ll leave this place fully satisfied!
👍 Good for dinner for two or ten 🍽️ Signature Dish – Penne alla Vodka 💰 20% Off
Ristorante Auditore – Piazza del Grano/Via dei Neri
Not only is this place known for its link to the video game Assassins Creed, their food, atmosphere, and perfect location have patrons coming back for more. Walk up and find their cute tables covered in red and white checkered tablecloths. If it doesn’t make you immediately think traditional Italian food, we’re not sure what will!
👍 Handy location right behind the Uffizi 🍽️ Handmade Pasta or Steak 💰 20% Off
Il Toscanaccio – Piazza San Firenze
Located in Piazza San Firenze, home to the Bargello Gallery and Florence Courthouse, Il Toscanaccio is right in the historic heart of Florence. It’s a great place to relax outside and even better for people watching. Their menu is a combination of traditional Tuscan dishes with Italian classics and pizzas–offering something for everyone! Il Toscanaccio and cafe Bistro next door are open all day, making it an excellent choice anytime.
👍 Historic square under the Bargello Castle 🍽️ Tagliata Steak with Rucola e Grana 💰 20% Off
Ristorante Ricchi – Piazza Santo Spirito
Did you know that Oltrarno, meaning Beyond the Arno River, is the way that Italians refer to the area on the south side of the river? This beautiful, peaceful area was recently named one of the “10 of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods to visit right now” by Lonely Planet. Our restaurant pick in this neighborhood is Ricchi. Their spacious outdoor seating area is like a window onto the local life in Santo Spirito Square.
👍 Perfect people watching 🍽️ Fried seafood with spaghetti fries 💰 10% Off
Ristorante Il Cantastorie – Piazza del Mercato Centrale
Recently relocated, Ristorante Il Cantastorie is nestled amongst the many restaurants in Piazza Del Mercato Centrale behind Florence’s biggest food market. The outdoor dining section is covered and can be enclosed during the cooler months, making this place the best fall spot on those chillier nights. Obviously, these 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.
👍 Market square, busy vibe 🍽️ Appetizer board with a glass of Chainti 💰 20% Off
👍 Why we like it 🍽️ Favorite Dish 💰 Discount with Campus Florence
Don’t forget to download the Campus Florence App on the iPhone App Store or Playstore to access all of these discounts and more…