The best 10 restaurants in Toscana

Restaurants in Toscana is one of the oldest regions of Italy. It is clear that the dishes of this land are linked to the Etruscans. But what are the main ingredients that make up traditional dishes? We just have to find out together.


The bread, deliberately not salty, as it is often used to accompany the various meats that the land offers. This is often toasted and served with various soups in the area. It is also the main ingredient of the famous Pappa al pomodoro, which is nothing more than stale bread left to soak in water, accompanied by tomatoes, garlic, oil and chilli.

Restaurants in Toscana

The fish used in various ways. Among the most important dishes we rediscover the Caciucco alla Livornese, a soup invented by fishermen and prepared with the leftovers of fish caught during the day.
As for meat dishes we can not forget the typical Florentine steak, thick beef steak from Chianti, which is grilled for a few minutes and served almost to the blood.

Restaurants in Toscana
The vegetables are used in the preparation of Ribollita, a soup that was often prepared during the weekend to use all leftovers. Its name derives from the double cooking, as after having brought it to boil for the first time, the soup is stored in the fridge for the whole night and put back to cook the next day.

We have discovered together some of the savory dishes of typical Toskana cuisine, but no less are the desserts that are prepared in these parts. Among the most important are the Cantucci di Siena, biscuits with almonds flavored with citrus fruits and served with Vin Santo. Il Panforte, a spicy sweet from the Christmas period. And finally, but not least, the Castagnaccio, an unleavened cake, prepared with chestnut flour, raisins, walnuts, pine nuts and rosemary.

Restaurants in Toscana

Well, surely you will feel like trying these dishes. For this reason we have selected for you 10 of the best restaurants in the Toskana region you must taste them.

Enoteca Pinchiorri, which has earned 3 Michelin stars, was founded by Giorgio Pinchiorri and his wife Annie Feoldé. We find her at the helm of the kitchen together with Chef Riccardo Monco and Sous-Chef Alessandro della Tommasina. It boasts one of the most prestigious wines in the world, selected directly by the master Pinchiorri. The winery has become one of the most visited places in the world. Annie Feoldé, brought the Novelle Cuisine to Florence.

Restaurants in Toscana

The Bracali Restaurant, runed by the Bracali brothers, sees Francesco as a guide. A kitchen based on simplicity. His brother Luca, instead, takes care of the wine cellar and the hospitality, trying to put the guest at the center of everything. For these reasons they have earned 2 Michelin Stars.
The Ristorante Caino di Montemerano, led by Chef Valeria Piccinni, provides a cuisine based on the quality of the product. We therefore resort to the fruits given by the garden. The cellar goes down for several meters under the village square, creating rooms where about 20 thousand bottles rest.

Restaurants in Toscana
The Piccolo Principe of Viareggio, located in the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, gives rise to a refined and traditional cuisine. The Michelin-starred Chef Giuseppe Mancino loves innovative cuisine, but at the same time tries to keep the taste of the product . The restaurant’s cellar has 800 labels, mostly from Toskana.

Restaurants in Toscana

Arnolfo Ristorante, whose owner is Chef Gaetano Trovato. His dishes are focused on tradition and products from Toskana , as well as attention to simplicity and seasonal flavors. His experimentation in the kitchen led him to earn 2 Michelin Stars.
Il Falconiere, restaurant obtained from an ancient lemon house. Place where the quality of the ingredients prevails, respect for seasonality and the use of products . The kitchen is signed by Chef Silvia Regi Baracchi, who has been awarded a Michelin Star.


Restaurants in Toscana
The Ora d’Aria Restaurant, in Florence, with the guide of the kitchen Chef Marco Stabile, takes its name from its proximity to the old prison of the place. In 2011 he was awarded the first Michelin Star. The kitchen boasts quality and transparency.
Il Pellicano, whose cuisine is led by the Michelin-starred Chef Michelino Gioia. His dishes are made with fresh fish, lamb, chianina meat and aromatic herbs. In the menu there are always pigeons, oysters, mullet, lobster and scampi. At the end of each dinner, a trolley with homemade chocolates is offered to all guests.

Restaurants in Toscana

The Silene by Roberto Rossi, located in a medieval village where  was the inn of the post office. The simplicity of the raw materials and the strong rooting of the territory are two fundamental ingredients in the kitchen of Silene, where Roberto has been able to rediscover a deep and visceral link with the environment and its products, developing a great respect for raw materials and their processing and cooking techniques.
The Meo Modo by Andrea Mattei, embodies the philosophy ‘from earth to plate’, which combines the deep knowledge of its Toskana culinary heritage with seasonal products.

New update for Ristomanager 1.2.1

Ristomanager 1.2.1 Today comes the new version of Ristomanager 1.2.1, in this version we added support for multi (currency), so you will have the opportunity to change the currency and not just use “Euro” that will be left as the default currency. Now you can also install the software on multiple machines and share the database, so you can use a PC as a “server” for managing the tables and another PC (client) for the management of fast cash and / or takeout. All these settings can be configured in the “general options” of the software:

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We have also updated the version for Apple systems (OSX) that you can easily download from the apple store, fixed the operation of the server on OSX (sometimes it did not open) and added support for the currency, with the possibility to choose even on Apple Database sharing.

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For this new version you must confirm the registration of our software, certifying your email and clicking on the link that we will send.

Ristomanager 1.2.1

We have also made the software compatible with the European law on GDPR, so you will have the opportunity to remove yourself from the subscription by clicking on the link sent to you by mail.

Why Ristomanager?

Ristomanager 1.2.1

With Ristomanager, you can manage your restaurant without internet connection. You’ll be able to save all the data on your local PC and check stocks and inventory so that your customers become your faithful!
The strength of this software is its ability that, even when there is no access to the web, still allows user orders to be processed quickly with precision, keeping track during business trends that will help managers make informed decisions in effective restaurant management.

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RISTOMANAGER is the most convenient way to take orders and manage your restaurant from anywhere and anytime. With our app, you can use your Android or iOS devices as server computers so that all locals always have the connection!

When you install Ristomanager, the management software for your restaurant on any PC or Mac computer, in a few minutes you will be able to create a map of the tables and quickly organize all orders. You can also use it as a quick check-out so customers don’t have to wait at their tables while ordering takeout!

Ristomanager user-friendly

Ristomanager 1.2.1

By downloading “Ristomanager Comande Management” from google playstore or Apple store you will have the possibility to manage orders in real time, check if there are free tables and print receipts on request. With this app it is easy for restaurant owners/managers as they can access everything through their tablets!
The restaurant manager provides both customer service and staff productivity with its interactive features that allow viewers (patrons) a greater understanding of how things work behind the scenes of their establishment, providing easier management options like printing paper checks rather than having someone around balancing heavy copiers between servers all night just because someone might need something written fast.

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Ristomanager Gestione Comande: from today the app is also available on iPhone and iPad.

Ristomanager Gestione Comande. We are happy to announce that the app Ristomanager Management Comand, our client to take and send comande to the tables of restaurants, from today can also be used on Apple devices (iPhone and iPad).

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Ristomanager Gestione Comande

Ristomanager Gestione Comande

We remind you that with the Ristomanager Gestione Comande client you will have the possibility to manage the tables, send the order to the departments of your restaurant and send the account or pre-account. To use the app, you will need to install the appropriate server on your computer. This server, to meet increasingly large users, is compatible with both the Windows operating system and the Mac. Once you have done this, you must enter your login information to enter the server and then the client.

Ristomanager Management Comande: the functions.

Let’s now the  list of  the multiple functions of the Ristomanager Gestione Comande client:

– Add a Command
– Change a Command
– Delete a command
– Send a command in Press
– View all the tables
– Print the receipt
– Free the table
– Division of the command in groups. With this function you can also reverse the order of the orders
– Entering a Note for each product or dish before sending it
– Enter additional commands with the Add function

What’s the point of Ristomanager Gestione Comande?

The best way to retain your customers is to give them what they want and need. Management software can help you manage a restaurant accurately, even when there is no internet connection! Our strong point is the ability to work without ever having a problem to do things, because all the data will always be saved on local PC devices at any time – is like having superpowers for business owners who are looking for success and at the same time struggling for sustainability in this new era of technological advances.

By downloading “Ristomanager Comande Management” from google playstore or Apple store you will have the possibility to manage in real time the orders of your table, and check if there are still waiting. With this app it is easy for businesses like restaurants who want more control over their inventory management, as well as being able to print receipts directly on the tablet!

PC or Mac

With Ristomanager, the management software for your restaurant on PC or Mac and Linux machine you can create a map of the tables to organize quickly. Checking orders is a feature that allows a better organization in this regard – it allows users to know what they have received from each customer with ease and also to keep track of how many people are still waiting at any time; No need to say much more about these particular tasks since they are so elementary!

Invoice form

The Invoice form is a must-have for any business with an accountant. The electronic invoice form will allow you to send your invoices and receive suppliers’ invoices without the help of anyone else, which means less time wasted on paperwork! You can also choose which products are added in stock or virtual items – this way it is easier than ever to make sure there were no errors when buying something new.

Choose Ristomanager

We remind you that Ristomanager is not only a software to install on the PC, but can also be managed from a remote device such as a tablet or an Android phone. By downloading the special app, waiters can manage the time and places of food delivery while they are connected to their online account with us! All devices – no matter how small – can take advantage of this feature if downloaded by an employee who has received permission from his employer.

Making pizzaiolo: interview with Marco Stango

Making pizzaiolo. For the readers of Ristomanager we continue the series of interviews to discover the secrets of these beautiful craft! Today we interview a young Foggiano of 21 years, who for some years has been cultivating the dream of becoming a very good pizza chef. His name is Marco Stango and he gladly accepted to answer some of our questions.

The history of pizza is a story that has been passed down from generation to generation, evolving gradually as it feeds on the culture and genius of each new place where it is introduced
In today’s world, where everything moves so fast and changes happen all at once, sometimes you just need something stable like a timeless classic!

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Hi Marco, tell the readers of Ristomanager how your dream of becoming a pizza chef was born.

Hello everyone and thanks for the chance! My name is Marco Stango, I’m 21 and I’m from Foggia. My passion was born a few years ago, when I was about 14 years old. At the beginning it was my father who pushed me to start, almost forcing me to do it, because I was not very convinced that I could become good.

But from the beginning I sensed that I was good at doing this work and that it came naturally to me. From that moment on, the road to becoming a pizza chef was challenging, but I did it, even if the road to success and excellence is still long.

Have you studied in recent years to improve your vocational training or have you limited yourself to practical experience in the field?

Making pizzaiolo

Look, I have worked a lot in these years and I continue to do it, but I realized that forming together with other people and colleagues is important. I studied in an association of pizza chefs called Passion Pizza, and has at least 60 members, all part of Southern Italy.

For me it was an important and evolutionary experience, because it allowed me to get involved and to compare myself with other pizza makers, who taught me so much.

In your work inside the places that flour you use? Do you have any preferences?

Making pizzaiolo

I have no particular preferences from this point of view because I try to adapt to the demands of the place and the type of product I want to offer. At this time I use Polselli’s five seasons flours and I find myself very well.

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Marco know that at this moment you work in Ancona and that in recent weeks you have participated in the Master Pizza Champion championship in Bari. How did it go?

Making pizzaiolo

You work in Ancona until September and some time ago I participated in the Master Pizza Champion because I wanted to compare myself with the best pizza chefs, without fear and with the awareness of being able to play my part.

I must say that it went quite well and I finished second and if I have enough votes I can go to September to record the TV program, dedicated to the event!

Marco to conclude the interview reveal your dream in the drawer and if you like, say hello to our readers.

I hope to open a pizzeria of my own and try to experience my qualities as an entrepreneur! Greetings to readers of Ristomanager, to whom I asked to vote by clicking on this link.

Inside there is a youtube video with my name and at the end of the page you can vote for me by writing your data and following the directions!

A big hug and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Ristomanager: the advantages quality / price of the software.

Ristomanager: information on costs for the user.

Ristomanager, the simple software for restaurant management, is also convenient for buyers.

In fact, at the cost of a subscription of only € 300 each year, they are guaranteed:

cutting-edge software to support unlimited time

updates, developed from month to month based on the needs that are provided by you.

technical assistance guaranteed by Remoto we enter your PC / machine and solve your problems for you.

Ristomanager and “the others”: comparisons with the pricing policies of other software.


Very often we   consider that € 300 a year is an “excessive” expense, but it is not, especially in light of the market prices of restaurant software and the fact that it is not calculated how much assistance can be requested a software that carries on your room every day.

In many cases, in fact, the cost of a software “that you buy once and for all” also comes to € 5,000. So we are talking about exorbitant figures that, even once amortized, do not guarantee users anyway “finally” my software.

To the expensive cost of the installation is added of the software updates. Updates that are made and released on the market by software houses on a monthly basis. Updates that you are free not to install, but an “older” version of a software is more susceptible to viruses and bugs. They make your application unusable, and force the user to buy the license again.


This with Ristomanager and other Arkosoft home programs does not happen: the updates, as we have seen, are ALWAYS free.

A third item of expenditure is assistance. A “one-off” expense item, this is true, but it is also here that you notice the Arkosoft ethics. Other software houses, when a user calls for assistance, they charge both the intervention and the simple call. Not so Arkosoft: in its subscription of 300 € a year to Ristomanager the cost of assistance is included.

Quality of Ristomanager

Ristomanager is the only software on this market that does not require an internet connection. Think about it, instead you have your computer acting as a local server that allows additional functions such as scheduling and inventory tracking through GPS integration! This MAIN feature has been developed by our decades of experience in catering – we have seen how some other solutions work ONLY online leading to stop the activities of all employers altogether when they can’t get the delivery of their customers’ food orders due to often being offline or not having the WiFi available where the staff members need it most.

The only product on the market that does not require an internet connection, but works by using your PC as a local server. This MAIN feature has been developed by our catering experience and is designed to help restaurants with slow or absent Wi-Fi connections – it can be used even when you’re out!

RISTOMANAGER is the perfect solution for any restaurant that needs an efficient and accurate way to manage bar inventory. For each item of your menu, you can set the quantities available so that there will never be more shortages or surpluses due to inaction by staff members!

RISTOMANAGER’s product management system is designed to make all loading and unloading operations from the warehouse of a restaurant easy and accurate at the same time. For example, with this tool you can manage stocks even for bar items! You’ll be able to set the quantities available in each program that will help you save money on running out of merchandise or over-buying because it allows managers to check their inventory levels directly from their phone instead of having books wherever they go.

Some annoying problems in running a restaurant

Among the most widespread entrepreneurial activities in our country, it is easy to imagine that the most numerous are those  dedicated to Food & Beverage. Less easy is finding that local that has achieved success and has been able to maintain it over the years.

Problems in running a restaurant

Problems in running a restaurant. Speaking for  the management of a restaurant, in fact, there are many errors and problems that are commonly encountered. Moreover, it is often believed to be rather acting in the interest of one’s own business. Do we give an example?

Talking about the management of a restaurant, in fact, there are many errors and problems that are commonly encountered. In addition, you often think you are acting in the interests of your business. Let’s take an example?

Problems in running a restaurant

The catering industry is a difficult sector in which to succeed. There are so many things that can go wrong and be disastrous, but there are some common mistakes restaurants tend to make that could make them inefficient or unprofitable.

Misalignment between front-of-house work (FOH) tasks such as hospitality /front desk service versus back-of-house functions such as cooking food for customers who don’t order online; even FOH employees do not always know exactly what their responsibilities are when it comes to clock time out Make sure that the staff has everything you need at hand at all times, including utensils and work gloves when preparing meals, because if anything ever happens you want these basic items accessible quickly without having too much delay.

Problem # 1: A menu for all tastes, is it OK or not?

Problems in running a restaurant

No. To present a menu of pages and pages, with dishes that are meant to satisfy the taste of any customer, sit at the table, it’s wrong. Or anyway, we need to differentiate. This solution could work, even if relatively, in a purely tourist destination; there it will be possible to find the customer who wants the hamburger and what the sushi wants, and to think to satisfy them both.

Problems in running a restaurant

The trend of recent times shows, however, that in order to retain customer loyalty, it is better to specialize on a particular proposal (whether it is sea food, traditional local recipes, mountain dishes and so on); customers, tourists included, are often demanding, looking for excellence or typicality; better to be experts in that proposal that with so many dishes to choose from and mediocre in quality. It also goes to the identity of the place, so …

Problem n.2: having an “anonymous” place

Problems in running a restaurant

When managing a restaurant, remember that the eye wants its part. Therefore, as well as good food, to retain the customer must be welcomed in an environment that has its own character. The decoration, the details, the colors, are important to create the right atmosphere that accompanies your dishes, and they must be in line with your proposal. Creating an inhospitable environment can drive away the customer as much as finding a hair on the plate.

Problem # 3: … and the competition?

Problems in running a restaurant

Problems in running a restaurant

As already mentioned, the premises like (restaurants, pizzerias, pubs) are many and one can not fail to take into account their presence and offer. Monitoring competition, on the other hand, serves on several fronts: see what works or what does not in your sector; what are their strengths or weaknesses, and therefore how to improve their service, and so on.

Problems in running a restaurant

It also serves to stay alert and never gain excessive security about your business. Being sure to have reached a certain standard, it ends up limiting the initiatives (activities, improvements, marketing strategies etc.) and making the business run aground.

Problem # 4: how can I keep up with the times?

Keeping up with the times today, in managing a restaurant, also means being social. It should not be overlooked that part of marketing that binds, in fact, to digital tools.

It also means using support technologies in the management of your premises: there are software that can manage reservations, keep the warehouse under control and much more, speeding up and automating some processes. The use of these technologies, which in fact simplify the work of restaurateurs and others, improves the quality of service in terms of speed and accuracy. As? Do you think you can do everything yourself?

Problem # 5: Are you the business owner or is it the business you own?

Problems in running a restaurant

In managing a restaurant, the owner often feels compelled to perform an endless series of tasks on his own. We find it so to welcome customers, take orders, check the kitchen, prepare the bill, give change to the checkout, check the goods and much more.

This is also a management error: an overload of work and responsibility that damages the quality of the relationship with customers and with those who work with you.

Learn to delegate and enjoy your time and the fruits of your work more. Choose competent staff and make use of technology help.

A suggestion? Discover the advantages of RISTOMANAGER, the perfect management software for every restaurant owner. Download the trial version for free. Find it here

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