Il Paiolo


Just a few steps from the Duomo, right in the historical heart of Florence, the Paiolo restaurant has been giving a warm welcome to clients in its convivial and cosy surroundings for over thirty years. 

The Paiolo showcases renowned Florentine dishes along with traditional rustic Tuscan cuisine. All dishes are lovingly prepared with carefully sourced, quality ingredients.

The renowned  ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’  is the Paiolo’s speciality to be accompanied with a bottle of wine from our vast selection of the best of local, Italian and international wines.



A romantic and welcoming atmosphere just a few steps from the Duomo The Paiolo is located on Via del Corso, one of the most charming streets in the centre of Florence. Its welcoming, intimate and candlelit ambience offers the perfect setting for a romantic evening whilst savouring authentic Tuscan cuisine.

Our Steak, the ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’

“The Florentine steak (called Bistecca alla Fiorentina or simply La Bistecca) is a serious matter in Florence, no jokes with the Ciccia (meat in Florentine slang)! The Tuscan cuisine has plenty of delicious dishes, but if you must choose only one of them, as your last meal, opt for La Bistecca!”

 ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’ is undoubtedly one of the pillars of  Florentine culinary traditions and today is almost a trademark of the city. Thickly cut, on the bone and cooked on live charcoal, it is served rare with its traditional accompaniment of cannellini beans topped with extra virgin olive oil or alternatively roast potatoes or a freshly prepared green salad.


Our menu offers local specialities that have their origins in rustic dishes from the Tuscan gastronomic tradition. Every single ingredient is carefully sourced to ensure that all our dishes are truly authentic and unique.


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The Wine Cellar

«Wine adds a smile to friendship and a spark to love » [Edmondo De Amicis]

Our wine list offers an extensive selection of the very best of local, Italian and international wine producers.

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Ristorante Il Paiolo Srl – Via del Corso, 42R – 50122 Firenze
Email: info@ristoranteilpaiolo.it – Pec: ilpaiolo@pec.it – Tel.:+39 055 215019
Cap. Soc. 12.000,00 i.v. – R.E.A. di Firenze n. 456630 – Codice Fiscale e P.IVA 04502110481


December 25 and 31

On 25 December and 31 December this restaurant does not accept reservations.

We will still be open all day from 11.00 to 24.00, so we will ensure maximum availability to welcome our guests.

A’ la carte menu available.