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Braciere Malatesta

Since 1954, Braciere Malatesta has been a haven for travelers seeking authentic Florentine cuisine in the heart of the city.
Nestled amidst ancient streets, the trattoria exudes an atmosphere that transports you back in time, when weary wanderers would pause to savor the flavors of the land before continuing their journeys.

Florence, a city that has always been a crossroads for travelers, both then and now, takes great pride in its culinary heritage. Numerous ristorantes have sprung up over the centuries, opened by Florentines eager to share the flavors of their beloved city with visitors.

As you explore the city’s artistic treasures, let your taste buds embark on a parallel journey of discovery, guided by a language that transcends words. The language of flavors, a symphony of emotions, speaks volumes about the people and the land. It is through this culinary dialect that warmth is conveyed and stories are told.

Food is never merely sustenance at Braciere Malatesta.
Here, ingredients are imbued with history, their flavors intensified by the passion of generations. The trattoria remains true to its Florentine roots, honoring time-honored recipes passed down through generations.

While tradition is our foundation, we also embrace innovation, presenting reimagined dishes and creative combinations that showcase the versatility of Tuscan cuisine.

For us, every guest is sacred and we strive to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Our culinary philosophy is deeply rooted in seasonality, and we meticulously source the finest local ingredients.
This commitment to terroir is what elevates our cuisine to the pinnacle of Florentine gastronomy.

In a world that often overlooks the past, Braciere Malatesta stands as a beacon of tradition, preserving the essence of Tuscan culinary heritage within its refined yet welcoming ambiance.

The art of preparing meat is our legacy and Florentine steak is our emblem.
We take immense pride in this quintessential Florentine dish, a symbol of our heritage and culinary expertise.

At lunchtime and dinner, our trattoria comes alive, welcoming both locals and travelers seeking a taste of authentic Florentine cuisine. We approach every meal with the utmost respect for tradition, transforming every dish into a culinary masterpiece.

The heart of our philosophy lies in treating each guest with the utmost care, delighting their palates with dishes crafted from local ingredients and prepared with time-honored techniques. Our menu is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Florence, passed down through generations, each recipe a cherished piece of our regional identity.

The roots of gastronomy, or “food” as it is now commonly called, run deep in time, speaking of our land, our affections and our stories. They make us unique, just as Florence is unique – a welcoming and hospitable city that honors its guests with the best of Tuscan cuisine.

Braciere Malatesta’s culinary legacy is built upon a dish that is beloved by Florentines and tourists alike: Bistecca Fiorentina.
We have made this culinary icon our unwavering commitment, never compromising on the care and dedication it demands. Since our inception, it has been our emblem, representing us both within the city walls and beyond.

Our trattoria has meticulously selected its staff, ensuring that they are not only attentive but also passionate about Florentine cuisine. Family ownership remains our cornerstone, enabling us to maintain the highest standards in both food preparation and ingredient sourcing.

Our convenient location makes it easy for visitors to savor the delights of Braciere Malatesta, even those who don’t reside in Florence.
Simply hop on a high-speed train to the Santa Maria Novella station and within a few steps, you’ll find yourself at the true home of Florentine steak.