Awarded a Michelin Star in 2011, Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his team source the finest local offerings – salumi made from heirloom Cinta Senese meats, artisanal Amadei chocolate, and other exceptional ingredients – prepared in unique dishes such as roasted scampi over cauliflower crème with Cinta Senese pork ‘ciccioli’ and hazelnut oil; these creations marry the comfort and tradition of centuries of Italian cuisine with a fresh, contemporary flare. Our Tuscan restaurant menu is enhanced by more than 50 wines available by the glass.

In the summer months, Il Palagio’s tables spill out into our garden terrace, overlooking five hectares of magical outdoor space. But year-round, inside or out, Il Palagio offers unforgettable Italian dining in one of Florence’s best settings.


  "The food writer Richard Olney once defined the true art of the chef as the whole menu, not the single dish. Vito Mollica's Tasting Menus are always a culinary surprise. Not only are they are symphony of carefully chosen tastes, textures and colours, there is always something new to discover. The last time I dined at Il Palagio, I made a new discovery - a delicious goat's cheese, 'stracchitonco'. It was such a voluptuous cheese, and such an unforgettable meal, that I could only say that I was completely stracchitoncato..."
- Dr. James M. Bradburne, General Director, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

  "What can I say about Il Palagio? That it’s a true metaphor for the beauty and uniqueness of Florence. Every visit, dining inside or out, for business or pleasure, is a special, one of a kind experience. And Vito Mollica? He is passionate, attentive, kind, affettuoso and 'bravo,' as are his culinary team."
- Raffaele Napoleone, Chief Executive Officer PITTI IMMAGINE s.r.l.

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