Food & Drink In Tuscany
One of the highlights of a holiday to Tuscany is the wonderful Tuscan food and drink. The locals favour simplicity, as they feel their ingredients and the strong flavours they use are enough to make their dishes stand out.
Don’t expect to find dishes covered in fancy sauces, the Tuscan food speaks for itself. The olive oil in this region is some of the best in the world. Tuscany is also known for the truffles it produces, which are usually sprinkled over pasta dishes. Then of course there’s the wine, which has a prestigious reputation around the world.
Stay in an authentic Tuscan villa and you can cook some of your own dishes using delicious, freshly grown local ingredients. Or if you fancy treating yourself, hire a private chef to come to your villa and rustle up a few classic Tuscan dishes.
Discover Tuscan food and drink
There are many ways in which you can enjoy Tuscan food and drink, from a Michelin star restaurant to cookery school.
Tuscany is one of the best places inthe world to go out for dinner. It’s blessed with an abundance of fantastic restaurants serving traditional Tuscan delicacies. Whether you fancy a romantic meal for two, a light bite at a bistro or a hearty meal at a local restaurant, your culinary needs will be met in Tuscany.
Restaurants in Tuscany serve food that isn’t overcomplicated with elaborate sauces, the locals rely on the quality of the fresh local ingredients and the cooking methods they use to make their dishes stand out. Try local dishes including fresh pasta served with truffles, panzanella (bread salad) and Bistecca Fiorentina (T-bone steak).
Most Tuscan restaurants are open between 12.30 - 14.30 and 19.30 - 22.30. At To Tuscany, we have created a list of restaurants our staff, guests and local people have recommended. Check out our top recommendations for local restaurants at all the destinations below.
Experience an official tuscany tour with
Livorno Private Shore Excursion to Portovenere and the Cinque Terre
Customized Portovenere and Cinque Terre shore excursion from the port of Livorno for the discerning traveler seeking an authentic Italian experience on a small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. Discover Italy 'close up' in a Mercedes minivan of up to 7 - 8 people that takes you into the very heart of this beautiful World Heritage site. Get the most of your time ashore to explore the colorful fishing village of Portovenere and adventure through the Cinque Terre villages.from 756,27 US Dollar
Livorno Private Shore Excursion of Volterra and San Gimignano
Embark on this private 9-hour tour to Volterra and San Gimignano starting with pickup directly from the Livorno port. Attain a true look at the Tuscan cities as you tour the towns, seeing alabaster shops and ancient architectural works. Take a break for lunch at a local farm before being transported back to your cruise ship.
Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket
See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore the city on a walking tour visiting the Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli). Learn about the history and architecture of monuments like the Church of San Sisto, and then gaze in awe at incredible views from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.from 70,22 US Dollar
Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence
Explore the historic cities of Lucca and Pisa on an 8-hour guided tour from Florence. Discover some of the most beautiful Renaissance architecture in Tuscany. Marvel at the sights of Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, such as the Leaning Tower, Duomo, and more.from 502,38 US Dollar