A restaurant in central Florence, near Santa Maria Novella, La Carabaccia offers you typical Tuscan cuisine accompanied by prestigious regional wines.
Every day the chef prepares for you, with fresh seasonal products, the recipes of the Florentine tradition: grilled meat and Florentine steak are the stars of the menu, as well as the pizza, thin, crispy and long-rising!
A fine wine list to accompany your dishes with the availability of a sommelier who can help you in your choice, and a refined spirits list to end your meal in the best way.
The front dehors is the pleasant outdoor space to enjoy the warm weather while tasting a typical dish of our cuisine.
The trattoria provides practical wooden high chairs for the little ones to make mealtime more comfortable and safe. In addition, there is a changing table in the ladies' room to make changing time easier.
At lunch, a daily menu complements the a la carte menu, with soups, pasta, salads, meat and fish main courses, and pizza: to meet the preferences of regular customers and rediscover flavors that reconcile Italian tradition with lightness and taste in a context of quick and informal service.
At dinner candlelight, soft ambiance and a selection of great music hits piped in will accompany you as you rediscover the a la carte menu. More elaborate courses with a wide selection of dishes among which meats have always excelled, especially the Florentine steak prepared on the charcoal grill. There is no shortage of fresh vegetable dishes, ideal for those who prefer vegetarian cuisine, and gluten-free dishes upon request. Schiacciata, pasta and desserts are homemade.
The cellar is the exclusive setting that the Carabaccia offers for a wine tasting, a romantic dinner or an important business meeting, in an atmosphere of great charm. The environment, dating back to the early 17th century, reveals admirable cross vaults, terracotta floors and walls made of Arno stones, the so-called PILLORI FIORENTINI. In the presence of such beauty and the original heraldic coats of arms of the Florentine noble families, our Tuscan red wines and those selected from more than one hundred Italian labels are preserved.
The history of the Carabaccia begins in the early 1900s, during which it was established as a fiaschetteria, a few steps from the banks of the Arno. A regular destination for renaioli - workers in the sands of the river - and artisans, the fiaschetteria offers small appetizing snacks, such as crostini and fettunte, always accompanied by the aroma of an excellent glass of wine. In 1972, the restaurant changed to a trattoria of typical Tuscan cuisine, gaining the international appreciation of every lover of good food. The name Carabaccia comes from the ancient boat that sailed the Arno loaded with sand and salt, but not only that. In fact, it comes from the name of an exquisite soup, now a staple of our menu, whose recipe originated in the kitchens of the Medici family, lords of Florence. La Carabaccia has been a restaurant since 2007, with larger premises, a 50-square-meter kitchen and ever-improving service. Inside, the typical Tuscan cuisine has been joined by some clever culinary innovations. Intact are the flavors of the past and the cozy atmosphere that has made it a landmark restaurant for the city of Florence. Since 2018, also Tuscan-style pizza, thin and crispy with a leavening time of about 72 hours, so it is highly digestible and baked in an oven made entirely of refractory stone. Also takeaway.
The delights of Tuscan cuisine and the famous Fiorentina steak are some of the specialties served at Carabaccia, a typical Florentine restaurant, where a careful restoration highlights the beauty of the original medieval rooms with ancient 17th-century brick arches and valuable niches set within the walls. The splendid ceilings with authentic chestnut beams and rustic Florentine-style furnishings create a unique atmosphere, along with the soothing play of light from fine terracotta creations and the woodenware that embellishes every room in the restaurant. The wide, well-spaced solid wood tables ensure discretion and comfort for a hundred people, the same as those who gather under the stars during the warm weather on the restaurant's spacious terrace, where specialties of Tuscan cuisine are served. In the kitchen with the large charcoal grill, the flagship of the Carabaccia, dishes are prepared with ingredients that are always of the highest quality and with respect for the seasonality of the products.
It is also possible to eat both lunch and dinner Tuscan-style pizza, thin and crispy, about 31 cm in diameter, with a natural leavening of up to 72 hours, so it is very digestible and baked in a state-of-the-art oven made entirely of refractory stone. The menu includes classic, white and specialty pizzas. Also takeaway.