Buca San Giovanni

Buca San Giovanni

since 1882 in the heart of Florence's Historic Center

Established in 1882, Ristorante Buca di San Giovanni is one of Italy's historic venues..

Originally the ancient Sacristy of the nearby Baptistery of San Giovanni, it also served as a secret initiation site for the Rosicrucian Freemasons and later became a gathering place for post-theater gatherings of prominent figures from politics, entertainment, sports, and Florentine business.

Notable events include the bachelor party of the Prince of Bulgaria in the 1930s and a stopover by President John Kennedy in 1961.

Today, beneath the ancient arches, one can encounter well-known Florentine figures and distinguished guests passing through, seeking the pleasure of an exquisite and lively evening in the menu and atmosphere of the establishment.

—— Our Story ——

Gianni Frijia with Andrea Radic from Gambero Rosso Channel

Various personalities have visited our restaurant, certifying the quality of our ingredients and our dishes, meticulously crafted in every detail, reflecting the Italian tradition.



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