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July 30, 2017

Three Panini to Eat in Florence

3 Panini to Eat in Florence

Finding yourself in the Renaissance city of Florence, Italy anytime soon? Needing a quick, but tasty bite to eat? Try a panino, an Italian sandwich noted for its cured meat and aged cheese.

Best of all, it’s cheap!

Florence knows a thing or two when it comes to cured meats. Especially with its Finocchiona: a type of seasoned salami made only in the Tuscany region.

finocchiona

If you’re a cured meat lover then all meats will delight your taste buds. But if you’re like me, a very picking cured meat eater, then I have some fabulous news about the Finocchiona. It’s my favorite Salami in the entire world (well besides the Italian-American spicy salami, known as the pepperoni, but don’t try ordering that in Italy because you’ll end up with bell peppers, ha 😉 ).

Three Panini to Eat in Florence

1.

First on the list happens to be the Panini shop I liked most, and Tripadvisor rates it #4 restaurant in all of Florence.

Panini Toscani

 Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

It’s probably the best service you’ll get during your stay in the city.

The people who work here are incredible. They want to make sure you’ll create the panino you’ll utmost enjoy by allowing you to sample their meats and cheeses.

You’ll get to choose your bread, your meat, your cheese and added condiments all for the same price (around 5 euros), plus no up-charges here people!

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

These kind souls make ordering a panino damn fun.

And then, when you take a bite, flavor explosion!

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

The location of this place couldn’t be any better. It’s literally right behind the most popular attraction in Florence, The Duomo, and it has extra seating outside.

Days/Hours Open:

Sunday 10:30am-6pm

Monday 10:30am-6pm

Tuesday 10:30am-6pm

Wednesday 10:30am-6pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 10:30am-6pm

Saturday 10:30am-6pm

Location:

Piazza del Duomo, 34R, 50122 Firenze FI

2.

The second panino you should try is at SandwiChic.

Tripadvisor rates it #2 restaurant in Florence.

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

I don’t blame the Tripadvisor reviewers who’ve made this shop a place to be!

I mean it’s in a great location, delicious, and so chic.

The friendly staff even wears cute bowties.

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

They have a nice selection, too, and you can wash your panino down with one of their soda pop drinks.

Prices start at 3.50 euros,

now that’s a sandwich steal!

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

I, once again, got Finocchiona on mine, num num

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

There may be a line when you arrive, and their inside seating is very limited.

Days/Hours Open:

Sunday 10am-7:30pm

Monday 10am-7:30pm

Tuesday 10am-7:30pm

Wednesday 10am-7:30pm

Thursday 10am-7:30pm

Friday 10am-7:30pm

Saturday 10am-7:30pm

Location:

Via S. Gallo, 3, 50129 Firenze FI

3.

Last on this list is All’antico Vinaio. Tripadvisor rates it #14.

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

This is a hot spot. A line forms before it even opens (we were part of that line).

And their menu is simple because you only have 5 choices, but the price is still great at 5 euros.

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

However… I had two problems with this place.

For starters, the service sucked!

They seemed pissed off at us for showing up or something.

And then… I didn’t like my sandwich, which was the La Dante 🙁

Not because it wasn’t good, but because of that picky cured meat thing I talked about earlier.

However, my husband ordered La Summer and liked it.

Paninis to eat in Florence, Italy

This is definitely a To-go place. They have no seating.

Days/Hours Open:

Sunday 10am-10pm

Monday 10am-10pm

Tuesday 10am-10pm

Wednesday 10am-10pm

Thursday 10am-10pm

Friday 10am-10pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

Location:

Via dei Neri, 74/R, 50100 Firenze FI

When it comes down to it, these three Panini Shops are great alternatives for some good cheap eats around Florence.
And with all the money you’ll save, maybe you’ll book a Tuscan Vespa tour 😉
Panini Shop to eat at while in Florence, Italy

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13 Comments

  • suresh lukhi

    nice and really useful info
    thank you so much 🙂 🙂

    December 14, 2017 at 8:19 am Reply
  • Gee Villaruz

    I’m sure I will have a great time in Florence, I am a panini-lover. I love the one filled with a lot of cheese.

    August 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Diana

    That looks so delish! I’m saving this for when I go to Italy!!

    August 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Anh V. Nguyen

    Yummny! I can’t stand seeing these pictures. I’ve never eaten Panino before and Florence starts becoming attractive to me. You know, I’m a big fan of food. This is really a great suggestion!

    August 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm Reply
  • Echo

    Oh man, I think I could dedicate a whole vacation to eating things like Panini and cured meats! Yum!

    July 31, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • HauteBeautyGuide

    This looks so yummy! I guess Im going to have to get the panini maker out of storage! 🙂 Xx-Doran @HauteBeautyGuide

    July 31, 2017 at 4:46 am Reply
    • Madelain Garcia

      Oh how fun! That’s the way to do it 😉

      July 31, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Heather Johnson

    I sadly have never traveled outside of the United States yet. I would love to get to Florence for the food including panini as well as the history and culture.

    July 31, 2017 at 3:05 am Reply
    • Madelain Garcia

      You’ll love Florence. I highly recommend it

      July 31, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Apolline Adiju

    It looks delicious and I am craving one already. I wish I was there right now to grab one.

    July 31, 2017 at 2:08 am Reply
  • Anne Yedlin

    All three of those look absolutely delicious. I would love to be able to visit someday. All the stuff there is authentic, unlike what we get here in the states.

    July 31, 2017 at 12:09 am Reply
    • Madelain Garcia

      True. Italy loves to stay connected with its roots and culture within its cuisine.

      July 31, 2017 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Sojourner

    Yum! The La Dante, is right up my alley! I’ve yet to travel to Italy- one day. I do love a good panini in the meantime.

    July 30, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply
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