Il Giglio Rosso

Pizzerias, Restaurants | Santa Maria Novella Area

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via Panzani 35/r - via del Giglio 11/r , 50123 - Firenze
+39 055 21 17 95

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Il 'Giglio Rosso' is an ancient Florentine exercise, since 1928 a restaurant housed in the premises of a building in the heart of the historic center, a few steps from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Piazza del Duomo, the Central Station and all major monuments and museums of city.

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The Giglio Rosso restaurant was founded in 1928 by a small grocery store that over the years has evolved to become the current restaurant with four rooms for a total of about 100 seats. Our restaurant is named after what is the emblem of Florence: red lily on a white field. The current managers have been for many years the Mari brothers who take care of their customers, offering them the typical dishes of Tuscan and Italian cuisine, advising their guests the best Tuscan and national wines. Here we come to taste the famous ribollita or pappa al pomodoro, fettuccine with porcini mushrooms or pappardelle with wild boar and many other pasta dishes including fresh fish that are part of our menu every day and to which we pay particular attention ensuring the freshness. Particularly nourished is the array of tasty Tuscan salami, from finocchiona to the typical Tuscan salami, from lardo di Colonnata to hand-crafted Tuscan ham and many varieties of bruschetta and toasted bread. The typical Tuscan cheeses, fresh and aged, give the opportunity to taste one of the most popular products of our region. At the Giglio Rosso is the famous Florentine steak, cooked with charcoal and cut in front of the customer, for being able to admire it in its entirety. The lamb chops on the grill represent another tasty dish of our cuisine, such as sliced ​​beef or the typical dishes of our traditions such as Florentine tripe, peposo dell 'Impruneta or veal ossobuco always present in our menu. Located in the center of Florence, in the triangle Duomo, S. Lorenzo and Santa Maria Novella, we have around us the most important museums and the most beautiful churches of the city easily reachable from our restaurant. Visiting our site you can know us better and notice the great variety of wines with which you will choose to accompany your dishes cooked by our chefs. We take care of the genuineness and the substance of our dishes rather than the appearance.