Florence Journals

Easy (fast, cheap) Lunch Places in Florence

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A travel journal to Florence by airynfaerie

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Quote: There are so many tasty, quality places in Florence to pop in for a quick and low cost lunch while taking in the city. Here are my favorites.

I Pizzacchiere Pizzeria

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Restaurant | "Best Pizza in Oltrarno"

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For a quick bite to eat, that's freshly made and doesn't cost a lot, head over to the San Niccolo neighborhood of Florence to 'i Pizzacchiere'. This small pizzeria is right across from Il Rifrullo, and next to DeVino and Zeb...all amazing places to eat in and of themselves. But each with a different theme/pricerange/and ambiance. I Pizzacchiere is a narrow room with self-serve drinks and table settings at the front. Grab what you need, along with a menu, and take a seat on one of the few wooden bench seats. Study the list of pizzas, sandwiches, presses, and other fare. When you've finally decided, head to the back where you can present your order to the kitchen staff through a window. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

I Pizzacchiere Pizzeria
Via San Miniato 2
Florence, Italy 50125
055 2466332

Il Ritrovino de' Servi

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Restaurant | "A Favorite Florentine Sandwich Shop"

Il Ritrovino de' Servi Photo, Florence, Italy
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I' Ritrovino de' ServiIf you're looking for a great place to grab an authentic Tuscan lunch, no frills, cheap, and tasty...look no further than Il Ritrovino de' Servi. This Florentine owned sandwich shop is a favorite for locals, and although you may run into a few visitors in the mix, you'll mainly be enjoying your meal with mostly Florentines taking a lunch break from their work day.Located just a couple blocks from the Duomo in the heart of the city center, Il Ritrovino is a small little shop with only about 5 barstools inside. Most people get their panino (sandwich) wrapped to go and eats it standing or walking down the street. If you get there a little early for lunc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Il Ritrovino de' Servi
Via dei Servi, 89/R
Florence, Italy

Vinaino di Parte Guelfa

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Restaurant | "Cheap, Quick Sandwich Bar"

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During my last visit to Florence, a friend of mine who lives there took me to a newer small sandwich shop which she loved. She had great things to say about the owners, the food, the prices, and location. And it definitely lived up to the hype.Vinaino di Parte Guelfa is owned by Luca and Leonardo who are friendly and work non-stop behind the counter, making tasty sandwiches for the customers. Locals frequent this shop, as well as visitors, but be sure that around the peak hours you'll see a crowd spilling out into the sidewalk and alleyway. The shop itself is quite small - just enough space for a couple bar stools along the wall, and the main glass case where you order. More than likely, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

Vinaino di Parte Guelfa
Via Val Di Lamona, 6
Florence, Italy
055 287 876

Zeb Gastronomia

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Restaurant | "Unique Spot for Foodies"

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A newer place that had opened since my previous trips to Florence is Zeb. I'd explored the neighborhood of San Niccolo many times before, but this trip hit up almost every restaurant there. Zeb was recommended by a friend, and the description sounded appealing. After peaking into the windows a few different days I decided to give it a try. It's quite an amazing place actually. The room is not too large, and is set up in a unique way. In the center is the counter/galley area which leads to the kitchen, and around this in a u-shape are glass cases of the daily dishes, and then bar-style seating. Around lunch, the lines are out the door as people wait on available seats to open up. When you s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 18, 2010

Zeb Gastronomia
Via San Miniato, 2
Florence, Italy
055 2342864

The Oil Shoppe Florence

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Restaurant | "Student Sandwich Shop"

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There are several quick to-go sandwich stops in the city, and this is one of the center's best. It's been gaining notoriety over the past few years, so it seems to be getting increasingly busy. Always a popular place with all the students (Italian and foreign), the Oil Shoppe is packed for weekday lunch.Basically, most places like this operate similarly. Most people take a sandwich to-go as there's only a few bar stools against the wall to really sit, plus the line is out the door so it's not too relaxing to stop and mingle for a long time. So if you're looking for a leisurely Italian lunch, go to a proper sit-down restaurant, but if you're looking for a cheap, tasty, not-too-huge lunch on...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 18, 2010

The Oil Shoppe Florence
Via S. Egidio 22R
Florence, Italy
39 055 2001092