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16 BEST Food Tours in Florence: Pasta, Pizza & Wine [2023]

Going on a Florence food tour is pretty much a requisite on any visit to the city. You’re in Tuscany’s capital after all! Check out the most fun and innovative food tours in Florence to choose your favorite(s)!

Florence is Tuscany’s capital city, and one of the best places in Italy to relish the mouthwatering, world-renowned Italian cuisine. From fresh pasta to local cheeses, wine, gelato, and pizza, as well as other not-so-popular delicacies, there’s no place like Florence to fall in love again and again with Mediterranean food. 

Or well, maaaybe Bologna which is just one hour away and is considered the food capital of Italy… but I might be biased as I grew up there 🙂

An image of two glasses of white wine, a basket with bread, bruschette, and an assortment of cold meat. It's an aperitivo feast, in one of the best food tours in Florence

But while going to restaurants is great, a great way to experience Italian cuisine and Tuscan delicacies is by joining a food tour. A knowledgeable local guide will take you around the best eateries and provide insights, recommendations, and delicious bites and drinks

Without a doubt, it’s one of the ultimate things to do if you have 2 days in Florence (or more!)

Check out the most epic food tours in Florence to be introduced not only to the city’s cuisine but the culture and history associated with it.

I personally use Viator and Get Your Guide for booking activities around the world. I especially recommend them for the cancellation policy they offer, which allows you to cancel most tours for a full refund up to 24 hours in advance.

The 3 VERY Best Food Tours in Florence

➤ This Florence Walking Food Tour is led by a foodie guide, who will take you around the city, pointing out landmarks along the way as you visit the best places to grab a bite. You’ll explore San Lorenzo Market and tour a winery, sampling a wide variety of local delicacies, such as bread, olive oil, wine, cheese, coffee, and gelato. 

This tour includes: All food and beverages, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Food and Wine Walking Experience is the perfect gourmet tour for first-time visitors. You’ll learn all about Tuscan cuisine and its specialties from your local guide, and sample your way through the city, visiting food markets, chocolatiers and bars. 

The tour operated on a small-group basis, and you’ll get to try everything from focaccia bread to wines, olive oil, truffles, chocolate, and gelato.  

This tour includes: A food expert guide, and all food and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Oltrarno at Sunset: Florence Food & Wine Tour takes you to the most renowned enotecas, restaurants, and bars of lively Oltrarno in a single evening, allowing you to enjoy a varied and delicious Tuscan dinner. 

8 tastings of bread, olive oil, truffles and balsamic vinegar, steak, gelato, and 4 glasses of wine are included in the tour, which will be led by a food specialist. 

This tour includes: All tastings and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Florence Food Tours by Night

➤ This Evening Wine and Food Tour offers an authentic dinner experience. The tour is limited to 12 people, who’ll get to sample the most delicious culinary specialties from Florence, besides indulging in a 2-course meal paired with wine. 

You’ll also visit an enoteca for another glass of wine taken straight from the barrel, and enjoy the famous Italian gelato and coffee to finish on a high note. 

This Florence + gelato tour includes: All tastings, dinner and drinks, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Delicious Florence: Evening Food Tour is another great night food tour in Florence. Skip the regular dinner at a restaurant and follow your guide around the city for five tastings stops. 

You’ll get to sample artisanal bread, truffles, bruschetta, cheese and cold cuts, sip Tuscan wines, and indulge in the traditional Florentine steak for supper.

This tour includes: Dinner, all food and wine tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Food Tours in Florence

If you’d rather go on a private food tour in Florence, Italy, these are the top options: 

➤ The 10 Tastings of Florence with Locals introduces you to the city’s bustling food scene as you walk around town stopping at 10 different eateries and bars to sample delicious bites. 

You’ll benefit from your guide’s undivided attention, and sip an Italian espresso like the Italians do before heading to Sant’Ambrogio Market for pasta, and relishing both savory and sweet delicacies that range from cold cuts to gelato, olives, fresh fruit, truffles, and, of course, wine. 

This tour includes: Private guide, all tastings, and vegetarian alternatives. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Secret Food Tour in Florence is a fantastic experience to discover the tastiest bites in Florence, while you learn about the city’s street food scene, specialties, and history from your private guide. 

The tour includes tastings of schiacciata, also regarded as the Florentine Pizza, as well as olive oil, fresh fruits, cheese, prosciutto, lampredotto, and other very popular street food items, plus a secret dish to be revealed on the tour. 

This tour includes: All tastings and a private guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cheese and Wine Tasting in Florence

The Cheese and Wine Tasting is the ideal food tour of Florence for those with little time. It takes place in a local wine bar, and introduces the very best Tuscan cheeses with their perfect wine pairings for you to enjoy. 

You’ll learn about the different wines, how to choose and serve them, and also try other regional specialties like olive oil and cold cuts. 

This tour includes: A 1-hour tasting experience, and a sommelier guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Aperitivo Tour in Florence

Florence Aperitivo Time will let you in on the secrets of Italy’s most beloved tradition: the aperitivo. You’ll meet your group and tour guide for drinks and bites, as the locals do, and then head out to explore several neighborhoods in Florence, marveling at the city’s main landmarks. 

You’ll also stop at a couple more cocktail bars to continue enjoying the aperitivo experience. 

This tour includes: All tastings, drinks, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Food Tour + Cooking Class: The PERFECT Combo

Join the Cooking Masterclass and Food Walking Tour to not only indulge in Florence’s mouthwatering cuisine, but get equipped with the knowledge and skills to replicate those dishes at home. 

You’ll immerse yourself in a hands-on masterclass led by an expert chef, and learn to prepare some of Italy’s most renowned dishes, which you’ll then get to enjoy for lunch, paired with local wines. It’s the best food tour in Florence if you’re a cooking aficionado!  

This tour includes: Cooking class, tastings, lunch, bottega tasting tour, and a recipe booklet. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Food & Wine Tours in Tuscany from Florence

Florentine cuisine needs its counterpart of Tuscan wine pairings to be a complete success, and there’s no better place to savor the Chianti blends than in the countryside. Check out the best Tuscany winery tours from Florence and get out of the city for a day! 

➤ The Chianti Safari is the perfect day out for wine lovers. You’ll head into Chianti territory to explore astounding Tuscan Villas, tour a wine estate, and savor olive oil, cheese, and Chianti wine as you learn about its making process. 

This Tuscany food tour from Florence also includes a 3-course meal in the countryside with more wine, which you’ll relish before heading back to the city. 

This Chianti wine tour from Florence includes: Transportation, food tastings, 9 samples of wine, lunch, and a tour guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Tuscany Wine and Olive Oil Tour of Florence takes you out of the city and into the rolling hills that characterize the Tuscan region, where you’ll take in the beautiful landscape and savor delicious Chianti wine. 

Your sommelier guide will be ready to answer all your questions as you try six different wine blends in different wineries, which will be followed by a visit to an olive oil mill for tastings, and a scrumptious Tuscan lunch. 

This tour includes: Transportation, a tour of two wineries, all tastings, lunch, and a sommelier expert guide.➥ BOOK IT HERE

San Gimignano and Volterra Day Trip offers a full-day excursion in the Tuscan countryside, with visits to the picturesque, medieval hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano. 

You’ll get to wander around their narrow streets and marvel at their main sights as you learn about their history, and enjoy a couple of wine tasting sessions with snacks. You’ll also indulge in an authentic Tuscan meal for lunch, and visit the most popular gelato shop in the area. 

This tour also includes: Lunch, food and wine tastings, transportation, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Street Food Tour of Florence

Streaty is a fantastic tour to try the best street food in Florence. It lasts around 3 hours, and takes you around the city in search of the most authentic and mouthwatering bites, visiting shops and eateries only the locals know. 

You’ll sample specialty dishes and drinks at Sant’Ambrogio market, learn about Italian culinary traditions and flavors, and take note of your foodie guide’s tips to order food and find the best deals in the city. It’s one of the ultimate Florence food tours to really go off the beaten path!

This tour includes: All tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

The Other Side of Florence is a half-day tour that takes place in the city’s Oltrarno neighborhood, where you’ll visit eight different family-run eateries for food and drink tastings.

You’ll get to learn about Florence’s food scene and experience the unique atmosphere of Oltrarno as you sample cantucci biscuits, cold cuts, lampredotto, and several other Italian delicacies, sipping coffee and wine along the way. 

This tour includes: 11 food tastings, wine, coffee, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Steak & Wine Food Tour

Bistecca & Brunello is a Florence food and wine tour that includes five stops for savoring food, one of which involves a delicious sit-down dinner of traditional Florentine Steak paired with Tuscan wine. 

Your guide will offer a masterclass on Italian food and wine, equipping you with the knowledge to understand and identify authentic Florentine cuisine and better appreciate the local wines. You’ll be prepared to enjoy a much better culinary experience the rest of your trip! 

This tour includes: All tastings, a 2-course dinner, vegetarian alternatives, a walking tour of Florence, and a foodie guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

👉 Interested in other foodie experiences in Florence? I mean, there’s never such a thing as too much when it comes to food in Italy! Check out my other posts about the best wine tours from Florence and the top Florence cooking classes.

Florence Food Tours FAQ

What are the best food tours in Florence?
In our opinion, the best Florence food tours are the following:

Florence Food Walking Tour  
Food and Wine Walking Experience
Dine Around Florence

What are the best private food tours in Florence?
We think that these are the ultimate tours for private groups:

10 Tastings of Florence
Secret Food Tours

Are there any Florence food tours by night?

Yes! You can join the Evening Wine and Food Tour or the Delicious Florence Evening Food Tour to discover the city’s night scene. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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