Osteria dei Cavalieri
Via San Frediano, 16

Via san frediano.very close to piazza dei cavalieri. quite expensive but very good. you can find typical and traditional recipes from tuscany.

Numero 11
Via San Martino, 47

47-49,via san martino. quite cheap prices, good food and generous portions in an informal setting. you can find any kind of food there.

Vineria di Piazza

Piazza delle vettovaglie. serves great wine and very few dishes, but they are good and cheap. you can find very traditional food here.

Il Montino
Vicolo del Monte, 1

Via del monte. great place to get fine pizza and excellent focaccine at a very cheap price. you can eat there or grab your food to go.

La Stanzina
via Cavalca, 28

Via calvalca close to piazza delle vettovaglie. has very good food at reasonable price in a cozy environment. many of the recipes come from southern italy.

Osteria di Culegna
via Mercanti 25

Via mercanti on the main road. reasonable price in a friendly environment, good food and research of the tuscan typical recipes, nice and smiley service. closed on sunday.

La Mescita

Via cavalca very close to piazza delle vettovaglie. an expensive but very good choice. they serve both traditional and more sophisticated food.

La Reginella
via di Gello

Via di gello at via filzi. 15 min walk from the tower or take bus numebr 2. great pizza, and the guy who cooks it is originally from neaples: ask for vincenzino: it's awesome to see him at work!


Via l. bianchi 33. an excellent pizzeria just outside the walls, not far from the leanining tower. it is not a touristy place and the prices are reasonable. pizza is very good and the appetizers antipasti are even better. the place is not very big so it is best to arrive early and reserve a table, especially during week-ends.

La Lupa Ghiotta
Viale francesco bonaini, 113
+39 50 21018
(from the station walk towards Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele, than turn right in Viale Francesco Bonaini)

Has very good food at reasonable price in a cozy environment.

As a general rule, try not to eat near the Leaning Tower where prices are high and quality low. Head instead to the central area 5-10 minutes walking from Piazza dei Miracoli: you can find very good, cheap restaurants there. For example, there are excellent, friendly and reasonably priced cafeterias in the busy small vegetable market, Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Also Via San Martino, close to the south bank of the river, offers some places with good quality and low price.

This said, near the Leaning Tower, in via Roma, there's a good Indian Restaurant, with a beautiful atmosphere and really good, though not always cheap, dishes. In Piazza dei Miracoli, there's a quite good restaurant-pizzeria, cheap enough, the Kinzica.In any case, don't miss Salza, in Borgo Stretto, with high prices but absolutely gorgeous chocolate, sweets and pastries of all kinds. Don't sit down inside, though, because you end up paying €10 for two coffees.

Finally, there's a good pizzeria near the Youth Hostel, too, on the road that leads to the Leclerc, on the left then you must go in the tunnel.

Here are some good spots for eating:

Gelateria Naturale Artigianale De' Coltelli
Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 23
+39 34 54811903
€2 for two scoops
Closed in the winter

Ice cream made using quality ingredients, many of which are locally sourced.