With its trattorias, gelaterias, pizzerias and cafes, Florence is arguably one of the best food cities in the world.
Savvy tourists know this and inundate the city's restaurants and cafes. But where do the locals—who know truly great Florentine food—go?
We traveled to Italy recently to find out. From hole-in-the-wall piadina shops to home-spun family-run trattorias, we discovered that there are phenomenal dining experiences in this jewel of a city—if you follow the locals and know where to go.
Though Florence isn't typically known for its pizza, Pizzeria Spera, located outside the city center, serves incredible pizza that wins approval from even the pickiest pizza lovers.
L'Azdora Piadineria is a small eatery that serves made-to-order piadinas (grilled flatbread sandwiches). Since it's located right next to the Mercato Centrale, a lot of the locals who work in the market stop here for a quick lunch.
The piadinas at L'Azdora are stuffed with fresh ingredients, like spinach and parmesan cheese, tomato and mozzarella, or ham, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.
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