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About Irene Firenze

Irene welcomes you to her Tuscan bistro with dishes created by Fulvio Pierangelini.


Changing with the seasons, according to what is gathered from the local markets, foraged in the Tuscan countryside, or sourced from artisanal suppliers in the region, the menu at Irene is a sensational expression of place with a passionate culinary philosophy at its heart. The dishes here are deceptively simple, each bite revealing the artistry of the chefs, the splendour of the ingredients.

On Friday evenings, Irene’s exclusive outdoor terrace—decorated with the Savoy’s signature Emilio Pucci designs in Mediterranean shades of blue and pink—and indoor dining room are the aperitivo destination of choice for Florence’s elite to enjoy “Fish & Spritz.” On Sundays, “It’s Raining Meatballs”, with a lunchtime feast featuring handcrafted meatball dishes, salads of wild herbs and Irene’s unique blend of playful style and elegant spirit.

Our Team

  • Director of Food Fulvio Pierangelini

    Best known for his two Michelin-starred restaurant Gambero Rosso in San Vincenzo, Fulvio Pierangelini has worked with our head chef Giovanni Cosmai and Florence’s best, local suppliers to create a menu based on the Tuscan classics.

  • Head Chef Giovanni Cosmai

    Head Chef, Giovanni Cosmai, has experience cooking in some of the most important kitchens all over the world. Now, happy to be in Florence, he chooses the freshest and most fragrant ingredients from local farmers and suppliers every morning. He prepares these products with care and respect to offer only the best to Irene's guests each day.