The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

Experience Florence the way locals do, sampling the best Tuscan cuisine beloved by the people who live here.

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Taste your way through Oltrarno, where locals dine.

Ages

4+

Duration

3 hours

Departs

Daily Morning

Stroll through the historic streets of the Oltrarno neighbourhood – the Florence equivalent to Paris’s Left Bank – on this relaxed 3-hour walking tour. Discover traditional Tuscan dishes, street food, and wine from a historic fiaschetteria. Visit a deli for Tuscan cheese and cured meats, indulge in artisanal gelato and meet the families that have served locals for generations.

Join us for a relaxed and authentic experience away from the crowds of the Duomo area!

  Note: itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays.

 

 

Savor the best ‘Cantucci‘, local biscotti and pair them with an espresso or cappuccino.

Taste authentic Tuscan dishes while learning their rich history.

Try Michelangelo’s favorite street food: you would never guess!

Explore Florence’s authentic wine windows and a concealed, centuries-old cellar.

Get a taste of the Oltrarno neighborhood with your local guide.

Enjoy genuine gelato and learn how to identify the “fake” ones

Vegetarian-Friendly Tours but vegan, gluten-free, or kosher options may be limited. Please share dietary restrictions upon booking for best accommodation. Note that tastings outside those catered for your needs are at your own risk. The company assumes no responsibility for any food allergies or intolerances.

  • Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Florence locals.
  • Florence’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
  • Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
  • Cultural Immersion: See Florence through the eyes of a local.
  • Established Expertise: Since 2011, simply the best food tours in Florence!

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"We have done several tours in other cities and this was one of the best. We tasted a variety of dishes and saw parts of Florence we wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. I highly recommend this tour! "
— Brette J | Tripadvisor
  • Adult (From 18) From €94

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) From €79

  • Child (4-12 years) From €64

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Premium Drink Package

Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €16 per person!

Enhance your taste of local life with three additional alcoholic drinks expertly paired with your food tastings. On the Other Side of Florence Tour, the Premium Drink Package includes:

  • A glass of locally produced house wine paired with lampredotto – just as the locals do!
  • Taste the famous combination of biscotti dipped into a glass of Vin Santo.
  • Taste and learn the difference between a traditional Chianti and a Super Tuscan wine.


You can add the Premium Drink Package to your booking during checkout.

Note: this option is only available for ages 18+; Eating Europe reserves the right to substitute a non-alcoholic drink should the guest become inebriated.

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Private tours

Did you know that any of our food tours can be made into a private tour? A food tour just for you! If you’re visiting with a group or are a local in search of a unique day out with some great eats, head to our private tours page to fill out the form or just select the private upgrade option during booking.

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The tour had a great variety of drinks and dinner items that represent the uniqueness of Italy and Florence. Omar our guide has a true understanding of not only the food but also the culture and history of Florence.

- Jim&Jane (TripAdvisor Review)

Beatrice was full of stories on our walking food tour. The foods (and drinks) were interesting and part of the good memories of our time in Florence. Meeting some of the shop owners made it very authentic. Thanks!

- Marsha L.

Francesco was awesome and did a great job explaining both the food and history of the great city of Florence. We enjoyed our time and tastings.

- BroBent (TripAdvisor Review)

Touring Oltrarno with our knowledgeable guide Omar was an excellent experience. The tastings of true local foods, meeting the authentic owners of most of the shops & learning about the historical background of the food was very enjoyable.

- Twinmon (TripAdvisor Review)

Awesome experience! Highly recommend. Great for families as well. We have done several Eating Europe tours in other cities and they never disappoint.

- Jenna McGoldrick

Our guide Lisa was incredible and the food stops were all delicious. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

- Katie Morgan

Meet Your Local Florence Tour Guides

Savour Florence like a local with our expert food tour guides.

Gaia
Gaia
Born in the Tuscan countryside but now I live in Florence.
I like the parts of the cow you usually throw away...tongue, stomach, udder, etc!
Don't miss the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo - grab a beer and a seat on the staircase!
Elisa
Elisa
Born and raised in Umbria, but Florence is where my soul belongs
Name a carb food. Anything. I love it!
💡When I sit on Ponte Santa Trinita and I watch the sun light going down behind Ponte Vecchio I know there is no other place I want to be. Give it a try
Francesco
Francesco
Born and raised in Florence
My favorite dish is ossobuco
Don't eat the neon colored mountains of gelato, get the real stuff!
Lisa
Lisa
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia but I have called Florence home since 2006
Difficult because I really do like everything - if I had to name one thing I would say roast lamb and vegetables
Enjoy an aperitivo on a rooftop terrace and admire the view.
Chiara
Chiara
Tuscan countryside girl, but Florence always has been in my heart and now I can call it home.
Schiacciata is my obsession! The salty one filled with mortadella or the sweet one "alla fiorentina"... yummy, with cream!
Relax yourself wandering around the historical gardens of Florence, true open-air museums.
Sara
Sara
Proudly born and raised in the Valdarno hills.
I love ricciarelli al cioccolato and almond paste in general. But I have to go with my mum's lasagna - that touches a very soft spot in my heart.
Try the Bargello: the oldest public building in Florence in which you can also find Giotto's first portrait of Dante Alighieri.
Beatrice
Beatrice
Born in Florence but now I live in Pistoia
Can't go wrong with pizza and ice cream
Don’t plan too much - wander through the tiny alleys full of magic!
Eva
Eva
Born in Siberia, nowadays a happy dweller of Oltrarno in Florence
No pizza and pasta, but meat and vegetables. Wine and Gelato lover!
Slow down, take a glass of wine and just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Florence!
Antonella
Antonella
Born in Naples, but my heart was stolen by Florence.
I love pizza and cantucci biscotti
Don't miss all the flea markets and street vendors scattered around the city. You will find anything from food to antique objects and clothes!
Sara
Sara
Born in Florence, and raised in a quiet town just 10 kilometres from the city
I could live eating just cheese, pizza and pappa al pomodoro (don't tell this to my nutritionist!)
Don't miss the details of the reflection of old Florentine buildings on the river Arno
Caterina
Caterina
Born in Florence and have lived in a Chianti countryside olive oil farm since I was 12 years old.
I like traditional Tuscan food like what my mother raised me with: simple and genuine! Quality and sustainability are the most important values for me and usually those values equate to the most delicious food ;)
Don't miss the beautiful art we have! One of my favorite places is the Church of San Miniato, a medieval Romanesque church located on the hill overlooking Florence, a couple of minutes from Michelangelo Terrace.
Omar
Omar
Born and raised in Florence... but half Egyptian!
Favorite food is Pizza
Look out for the street art, which is all over the city
Esther
Esther
Born and raised in Utrecht, Holland. Have been calling Florence home since 2017 and here to stay!
Anything baked really, sweet or savoury. As long as it contains dough or pastry, I’m your girl!
Explore the artisan shops in the Oltrarno area or in the Santa Croce area. And don’t plan too much! Allow yourself to wander and explore.
Martina
Martina
Born and raised on the hills of Florence, I live in the pristine Chainti countryside
Deep fried Porcini mushrooms, bluechese and artisanal dark chocolate are my soft spot, possibly paired with a glass of wine - or two!
Enjoy the golden hour and breathtaking view sipping a chilled drink on the terrace bar of Forte Belvedere