International Food in Florence

Florence is not only just pasta and pizza. There is actually a good variety of international foods, from Japanese, Chinese, Iranian, Albanian, Greek, to Argentinian and Venezuelan.
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Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinian

L'Areperia
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This restaurant is located in the center, on a side street close to the river. It's centrally located, fair prices, and really delicious Venezuelan food. They are known for their arepas, which are gluten free also, since it's made from cornmeal!
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Raices Latin Food
@daniellecohen
I recently tried Raices and can say this new restaurant is a nice addition to the international food scene. They serve Venezuelan and Mexican dishes (areapas, tacos, quesadillas). It is centrally located near Santa Maria Novella
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CAMINITO Empanadas Argentinas
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Persian

Tehran Restaurant
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This restaurant serves FANTASTIC Persian cuisine. Great food, cool ambience! However, the size of this restaurant is VERY small, so make sure to book ahead because they often fill up.
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Armenian/Georgian

Ararat - Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Turkish

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Sushi:

In Italy you will find at most sushi restaurants an "All You Can Eat Model". Usually you pay around 12-15 euro for lunch, and around 20-25 euro for dinner, and you can order an unlimited amount of plates. Check depending on your restaurant, what is included, but most restaurants include everything, including rolls, noodles, ramen, antipasti, and even meat, etc, EXCEPT drinks, coperto (cover charge), dessert, and sushimi.  

Sushinami Florence
@daniellecohen
Sushiname is a great sushi restaurant, located centrally in Florence. In Italy you will find at most sushi restaurants an "All You Can Eat Model". Usually you pay around 12-15 euro for lunch, and around 20-25 euro for dinner, and you can order an unlimited amount of plates. Check depending on your restaurant, what is included, but most restaurants include everything, including rolls, noodles, ramen, antipasti, and even meat, etc, EXCEPT drinks, coperto (cover charge), dessert, and sushimi.
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Rakutei Japanese Restaurant
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This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Florence. It is located a little outside the center, but an easy bus ride or taxi, or a pleasant walk after filling up on unlimited sushi. Great quality, great variety of rolls!
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Kikawa Japanese Restaurant
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This is another fantastic sushi restaurant with great quality fish, an innovative and good menu. It is located in Novoli, which is a little outside the center of Florence but can be reached by tram, car, or bus.
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Sushi Aurora
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This sushi restaurant is located centrally, between San Ambrogio and Santa Croce and is another good quality option.
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Albanian

Ristorante Rozafa Firenze
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Greek

Kalimera l'angolo greco
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Kosher

Ruth's Kosher Jewish Restaurant
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Asian

RamenGirl by ENOTECALUCA Firenze
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Banki Ramen
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Koto Ramen Via Verdi
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FirenZEN Noodle Bar 上海面馆
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OKO Giappo Mama's Kitchen
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HIROKO Bentō e vini fatti a Modo
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The first Bento Bar in Florence at Manifattura Tabacchi
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Chinese

There are many Chinese restaurants scattered throughout Florence. However, the town of Prato (a 20 minute train ride from Florence) is known as the best spot for Chinese food. The Chinese community of Prato is one of the largest in Europe, considering the high density of Chinese people in the population in a such a concentrated area. 

Ravioli Liu
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Il Gusto di XINGE
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This upscale restaurant in Florence is not your typical Chinese cuisine, but rather it is a fusion of elevated, contemporary dim sum with an innovative menu.
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American

Hard Rock Cafe
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Rooster Cafe Firenze
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Rooster Cafe Firenze - Sant'Egidio
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International Food Markets

Vivi Market snc
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Mu Lan Market
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Ciao! My name is Danielle and I'm a Californian from San Diego, who's been living full time in Florence, Italy since 2020. I studied in Florence in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with the food, culture, and history, and made it my mission to move back. I moved right before the pandemic, and staying here through all the lockdowns and pandemic life really helped me discover slow travel and find all of Italy's beauty, including lesser known gems, and off the beaten path travel spots. During my three years in Florence, I have wrote for publications like The Florentine, done freelance marketing with restaurants and a travel agency, giving me high insight into the best destinations, foodie spots, and more. I am here to help you make the most of your vacation in Italy with curated itineraries for every type of traveler and digital maps to help you enjoy THE BEST food each region has to offer. Let me do the work so you can just relax and enjoy, without any stress! I've had a very unique experience living in Italy the last 4 years, as I made my official move right before the pandemic, after visiting for years. Because of this I learned to travel locally and deeply throughout the numerous incredible destinations in Italy and for that I cater my travel services to finding the most local and mindful experiences, keeping true to discovering and appreciating Italy's culture.
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International Food in Florence

Florence is not only just pasta and pizza. There is actually a good variety of international foods, from Japanese, Chinese, Iranian, Albanian, Greek, to Argentinian and Venezuelan.
28 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinian

L'Areperia
@daniellecohen
This restaurant is located in the center, on a side street close to the river. It's centrally located, fair prices, and really delicious Venezuelan food. They are known for their arepas, which are gluten free also, since it's made from cornmeal!
Add to
Details
Raices Latin Food
@daniellecohen
I recently tried Raices and can say this new restaurant is a nice addition to the international food scene. They serve Venezuelan and Mexican dishes (areapas, tacos, quesadillas). It is centrally located near Santa Maria Novella
Add to
Details
Add to
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CAMINITO Empanadas Argentinas
@daniellecohen
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Details

Persian

Tehran Restaurant
@daniellecohen
This restaurant serves FANTASTIC Persian cuisine. Great food, cool ambience! However, the size of this restaurant is VERY small, so make sure to book ahead because they often fill up.
Add to
Details

Armenian/Georgian

Ararat - Restaurant & Wine Bar
@daniellecohen
Add to
Details

Turkish

Add to
Details

Sushi:

In Italy you will find at most sushi restaurants an "All You Can Eat Model". Usually you pay around 12-15 euro for lunch, and around 20-25 euro for dinner, and you can order an unlimited amount of plates. Check depending on your restaurant, what is included, but most restaurants include everything, including rolls, noodles, ramen, antipasti, and even meat, etc, EXCEPT drinks, coperto (cover charge), dessert, and sushimi.  

Sushinami Florence
@daniellecohen
Sushiname is a great sushi restaurant, located centrally in Florence. In Italy you will find at most sushi restaurants an "All You Can Eat Model". Usually you pay around 12-15 euro for lunch, and around 20-25 euro for dinner, and you can order an unlimited amount of plates. Check depending on your restaurant, what is included, but most restaurants include everything, including rolls, noodles, ramen, antipasti, and even meat, etc, EXCEPT drinks, coperto (cover charge), dessert, and sushimi.
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Rakutei Japanese Restaurant
@daniellecohen
This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Florence. It is located a little outside the center, but an easy bus ride or taxi, or a pleasant walk after filling up on unlimited sushi. Great quality, great variety of rolls!
Add to
Details
Kikawa Japanese Restaurant
@daniellecohen
This is another fantastic sushi restaurant with great quality fish, an innovative and good menu. It is located in Novoli, which is a little outside the center of Florence but can be reached by tram, car, or bus.
Add to
Details
Sushi Aurora
@daniellecohen
This sushi restaurant is located centrally, between San Ambrogio and Santa Croce and is another good quality option.
Add to
Details

Albanian

Ristorante Rozafa Firenze
@daniellecohen
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Details

Greek

Kalimera l'angolo greco
@daniellecohen
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Details

Kosher

Ruth's Kosher Jewish Restaurant
@daniellecohen
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Details
Add to
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Asian

RamenGirl by ENOTECALUCA Firenze
@daniellecohen
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Banki Ramen
@daniellecohen
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Koto Ramen Via Verdi
@daniellecohen
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FirenZEN Noodle Bar 上海面馆
@daniellecohen
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OKO Giappo Mama's Kitchen
@daniellecohen
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HIROKO Bentō e vini fatti a Modo
@daniellecohen
The first Bento Bar in Florence at Manifattura Tabacchi
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Chinese

There are many Chinese restaurants scattered throughout Florence. However, the town of Prato (a 20 minute train ride from Florence) is known as the best spot for Chinese food. The Chinese community of Prato is one of the largest in Europe, considering the high density of Chinese people in the population in a such a concentrated area. 

Ravioli Liu
@daniellecohen
Add to
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Il Gusto di XINGE
@daniellecohen
This upscale restaurant in Florence is not your typical Chinese cuisine, but rather it is a fusion of elevated, contemporary dim sum with an innovative menu.
Add to
Details

American

Hard Rock Cafe
@daniellecohen
Add to
Details
Rooster Cafe Firenze
@daniellecohen
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Details
Rooster Cafe Firenze - Sant'Egidio
@daniellecohen
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Details

International Food Markets

Vivi Market snc
@daniellecohen
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Details
Mu Lan Market
@daniellecohen
Add to
Details

Thank you for your support!

I hope you have a great trip! If you appreciated this map at all, please consider leaving a tip and spreading the word to anyone you know about this service. Thank you so much for your support!

* * *
CURATED BY
Ciao! My name is Danielle and I'm a Californian from San Diego, who's been living full time in Florence, Italy since 2020. I studied in Florence in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with the food, culture, and history, and made it my mission to move back. I moved right before the pandemic, and staying here through all the lockdowns and pandemic life really helped me discover slow travel and find all of Italy's beauty, including lesser known gems, and off the beaten path travel spots. During my three years in Florence, I have wrote for publications like The Florentine, done freelance marketing with restaurants and a travel agency, giving me high insight into the best destinations, foodie spots, and more. I am here to help you make the most of your vacation in Italy with curated itineraries for every type of traveler and digital maps to help you enjoy THE BEST food each region has to offer. Let me do the work so you can just relax and enjoy, without any stress! I've had a very unique experience living in Italy the last 4 years, as I made my official move right before the pandemic, after visiting for years. Because of this I learned to travel locally and deeply throughout the numerous incredible destinations in Italy and for that I cater my travel services to finding the most local and mindful experiences, keeping true to discovering and appreciating Italy's culture.
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