Relax and enjoy
Goodness never tasted better
is what we serve
A breath of fresh air
Succulent and tasty is how we serve it
Honesty in the kitchen
Authenticity and honesty are at the heart of each dish we create at La Bottega del Buon Caffè.
Our award-winning restaurant offers an innovative and inspiring ‘Garden 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.
Read about our food promise
Our definition of luxury
is attention to detail
La Bottega del Buon Caffè combines traditional Florentine style with a relaxed sense of designer elegance and cool city chic.
The restaurant was created by Interior designer, Jeanette Thottrup, who has seamlessly combined the very finest elements of both classic and contemporary styles. When you step inside from the bustling city streets you are instantly met with feeling of tranquillity and a sense of refined harmony. A refreshing oasis in which to enjoy exceptional food and fine wine our award winning gourmet restaurant is just a short journey from the very centre of Florence.
Our philosophy is simple – to serve the very finest locally grown food, exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented within a relaxing and inspiring environment.
“We have the opportunity to offer city-based guests the chance to enjoy the vibrancy
and pleasure of fresh locally produced Tuscan food in a relaxing and inviting environment.”
Antonello Sardi, Head Chef
Creative Head Chef Antonello Sardi originally started his career as a humble kitchen assistant, but his culinary skills and creative ideas were very quickly noticed by both customers and colleagues alike.
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 Florence, Antonello joined the staff of La Bottega del Buon Caffè, creating beautifully executed seasonal dishes.
As the Head Chef, Antonello is responsible for the restaurant's exceptional dishes that combine the freshest Tuscan ingredients with his unmistakable culinary creativity.
Meet the Michelin-starred talent
behind the scenes
La Bottega del Buon Caffè boasts an an exceptional wine list which has been created by respected Sommelier, Simona di Goro. Simona has successfully developed a unique collection of remarkable labels for the restaurant which includes 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 vintages.
Explore our winelist or consult
our expert sommelier
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. 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 available produce and what is fresh, flavoursome and bountiful.
Our "Garden to Plate" philosophy
Via Antonio Pacinotti, 40/r*
Tel. +39 055 55 35 677
*Please note we will be closed from November 16 – November 30, 2014 and relocating to
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 69/r
and reopening there on December 3, 2014
La Bottega del Buon Caffè di Relais Borgo Santo Pietro s.a.s. – Via Pacinotti, 40/r – 50131 Firenze – P.IVA 01222790527 T. +39 055 553 5677 – email@example.com
gourmet restaurant florence – best restaurant florence - michelin star 2015