Pizza Tour Around Florence: Our Guide to the Best Spots
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Florence, Italy. The capital city of the Tuscan region, and one of the most influential cities in Italian history. As one of the wealthiest cities of medieval Europe and the birthplace of the Renaissance, it has often been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages.” It is arguably one of the most charming cities in all of Italy, rich with art, history, architecture, and food.
Florence is home to the brilliant works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the rustic cobblestone streets lining the gorgeous river. Yes, it is a city, but it has that small-town feel that is different from the metropolitan chaos of Rome. With so many hidden treasures, travelling to Florence will feel as though you’ve been transported back in time.
But if you’re exploring the beauty that is Florence, you are bound to get tired from the hours of sightseeing and walking around the architecturally intricate buildings. Naturally, you are going to be starved from hours of visiting museums, gardens, and art galleries.
So, why not slow things down a bit and take a tour that will satisfy your stomach and your soul? Pizza is an integral part of the Italian gastronomy. Although true Italian pizza was born in Napoli, Florentines have adopted this original way of creating delicious, thin crust pizza in wood-fired ovens.
But with so many touristy spots claiming to have the best pizza in the city, how do you know which ones are actually the most authentic? We’ve saved you the trouble!
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Guide to the Best Spots:
L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele
Located in the heart of Florence opposite the central market in San Lorenzo, L’antica Pizzeria is a spot loved by tourists and locals alike. If you’re a fan of Julia Roberts movies, you might recognize this spot from the movie Eat Pray Love.
Michele Condurro has been a forefather of Neapolitan pizza making since the 1870s, and the Condurro family has carried on his tradition of the art of pizza. Since then, today’s owners have kept the authentic Neapolitan Pizza by keeping only their original “Marinara” and “Margherita” varieties.
Made with nothing but natural, fresh ingredients, it’s no wonder Da Michele has been a top spot in Florence for so many years. This iconic spot has expanded its stores to Rome, Barcelona, Tokyo, Milan, Londra, and Fukoka, so people from all over can experience the deliciousness that is Da Michele.
Born in 2012 at the site of a historical body shop in Florence, this unique pizza spot serves up refined dishes that encompass flavours from the past. This pizzeria emphasizes the use of wholesome and antique flours to create their classic and creative pizzas.
We know we’re in Florence, but as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and this pizza dough is left to rise for over 24 hours to create the most refined and digestible crust.
Grabbing a slice from their wood-fired oven will be sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day of sightseeing. Tamerò also has great veggie options including eggplant and mozzarella. We recommend trying their Tartufata- buffalo mozzarella, truffle sauce, and prosciutto.
Check out their menu: https://www.tamerofirenze.com/men-pizzeria
Located in San Frediano, this restaurant was created in 2010 with the goal of serving delectable artisanal pizza, made with clean, organic ingredients. What began as a small business started by two brothers from Calabria has grown into a Florence staple.
Their pizza is made with sourdough that is rested for at least 24 hours, and the high quality and crispiness of their pizza crust really shows it. Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, their pizza menu focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
These brothers don’t mess around, which is why this spot must be included on your pizza-eating extravaganza. From classics like marinara to their Mediterranean-inspired Babaganoush pizza, Berberè is one of the best in the city.
Check out their menu here
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Don Fefè- Pizza and Grill
Not far from the Porta Romana, Don Fefè is renowned for its excellent pizza. Aside from their phenomenal Neopolitan-style pizza, this spot also serves up delicious seafood. If you’re looking for a break from the multiple slices of pizzas you’ve been eating, we definitely recommend the mixed seafood fritti and the tuna tartare.
The chef’s at Don Fefè do a wonderful job at creating a menu combining ingredients from both Campania and Tuscany. If you’re a pizza fanatic like us, you’ll definitely love this spot!
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The pizza makers (pizzaiolo) at I’Pizzacchiere take their craft very seriously. To create their Neapolitan-style pizzas, they give the dough 72 hours to rise. Located in San Niccolò, this spot was founded by Alfredo and his wife, Natascia.
Not only is I’Pizzacchiere a place to eat one of the most qualitative pizzas in town, but it is also a restaurant to feel the comfort of an original slice (or two) of pizza.
This place is a must-visit on your journey to find the best pizzas in Florence. With a menu featuring over 45 variations of pizza, you are bound to find something right up your alley.
We love that this spot serves up Italian classics like Margherita and buffalo mozzarella. But they also serve gourmet creations such as the Honeymoon- black truffle, buffalo mozzarella, pecorino cheese, finished with a drizzle of orange blossom honey.
Whichever option you go for, you really can’t go wrong. Every slice is a delightful bite of crispy, cheesy deliciousness.
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Pizzeria Giovanni Santarpia
Giovanni Santarpia, master of Neapolitan pizza, has brought his bold flavours to Florence to create an exciting array of pizzas and Italian dishes. With an array of veggie and vegan options, this spot is sure to have something for all diets.
This location is away from the busy city centre and upon entering you will be greeted by the friendly staff eager to serve you. The restaurant serves up more than just pizza, but for our purposes, a slice will do.
Take a bite into one of their slices and you are sure to be transported right back to Naples, where the Neapolitan slice originated from. Santarpia stresses the importance of high-quality ingredients, which really shines through in all of his dishes.
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Pizzeria Da Gherardo
Considered one of the best pizzas in Florence, Pizzeria Da Gherardo is located in San Frediano, just a few steps over from Piazza del Carmine. Don’t be sceptical by the smallness of this spot. Their pizza packs a powerful punch of flavour.
This spot serves up drool-worthy Neapolitan, fresh ricotta, Margherita, and speciality pizzas that are out of this world. With an attentive waitstaff and delicious meals at an affordable price, this restaurant is a must-visit on your pizza tour.
The pizza is perfectly crispy, fresh, and flavourful, and it is definitely worth the visit. You’ll want to keep this hidden gem a secret so you can have it all to yourself.
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ELEARNING FUTURES LTD retains personal information in line with our corporate retention requirements. Your data will be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). However, in some circumstances, part or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using our site and submitting information to us. If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage with, and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements. If we intend at any time to transfer any of your data outside the EEA, we will always obtain your consent beforehand.
Right to access personal information
- Under the law, any individual has a right to ask for a copy of the personal information held about them. This means that you can ask for the information that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD holds about you. This is known as the right of ‘subject access’.
- When making a request you will need to give us:
- a request in writing (by post or by email)
- We may need to ask you to provide:
- proof of your identity
- proof of your home address
- any information that we reasonably need to locate the information you have requested (for example details of the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD offices or staff that you have had contact with and when)
We will not start looking for your information until we receive all of the above. In order to submit your request, or for help making a request, please contact us.
Rights concerning the processing of your personal information
- Right to restrict processing of personal information
- In some situations, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of your personal information. We may restrict your personal information by temporarily moving the information to another processing system, making the information unavailable to users, or temporarily removing published information from a website. We may also use technical methods to ensure the personal information is not subject to further processing and cannot be changed. When we have restricted processing of personal information, this will be clearly indicated on our systems.
- You can require us to restrict processing in the following circumstances:
- You are concerned that the information we hold about you is inaccurate. You can ask us to restrict the information until we can determine whether the information is accurate or inaccurate.
- We are processing your personal data unlawfully and you do not want us to delete the information but restrict it instead.
- We no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collected it, but they are needed by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- You have objected to the processing (see below), and we need to decide whether the legitimate grounds we have to process the information override your legitimate interests.
Processing you think is unlawful
- If you tell us that you think we are processing your personal information unlawfully, but you do not want the information to be erased, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of that information.
- We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the processing is unlawful, and may also ask that you provide evidence to support this view.
Processing of personal information you think is inaccurate
- You can tell us if you think the personal information we are processing about you is factually inaccurate. You can require us to restrict how we use your personal information until we can verify the accuracy of the information. We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the information is inaccurate, and may also ask that you provide some supporting evidence of the alleged inaccuracy.
- If we find that the personal information we are processing about you is inaccurate, we will take appropriate steps to correct the information.
Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.