Via delle Oche 15R, Florence, 50123
- Recommended for:
- First-time travellers, Singles, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Coquinarius
I’ve included this relaxed, friendly little place not only because the food is good but also because it’s the only decent place to eat within a pigeon’s spit of the Duomo-Piazza Signoria tourist drag that’s not going to fleece you. It also serves food all day, so you don’t have to stick to conventional Florentine mealtimes.
The menu is made up of bruschette, imaginative pastas (such as orecchiette with courgettes, almond pesto and mint), carpaccio, interesting salads (the avocado, chicken and bacon is my favourite) and various platters of cheese and meats. You can just order a snack and a glass of wine or go for something more substantial. Puds are all made in-house and are delicious, but note that gelateria Grom is just a few metres up the road.
The pear and pecorino-stuffed ravioli is divine.
Coquinarius is housed in ex-stables, with a single room with a lofty vaulted ceiling. Bare wood tables are rather squeezed in and lunchtimes, when tourists compete with local shopkeepers and office workers for space, can get very full. Evenings are less frantic and jazzy background sounds help everybody stay chilled.
The staff are friendly but stressed at peak times.
It's on a sidestreet just south of Il Duomo (Cathedral) .
Bruschette costs from 8 euros, pasta from 8 euros and salads 10 euros.
More information on Coquinarius:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant, Wine bar
- Italian, Vegetarian
- Via delle Oche 15R, Florence, 50123
- 055 230 2153
- Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 9am-11pm. Closed in August.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times