Quinoa: the first gluten-free restaurant in Florence

Quinoa: the first gluten-free restaurant in Florence

Full of surprises, Quinoa features great burgers and salads. Allergic to gluten or not, this is a treat for everybody.

Housed in the monumental cloisters of the church of Santa Maria di Novella, Florence's first gluten-free restaurant is in a dream location for a lunchtime break. Under the beautiful arches of the 13th-century building, the chef and his team serve healthy food that is fresh, organic and tasty.

The organic produce comes from small Tuscan producers who have vowed to emphasize organic and sustainable agriculture, and the centrepiece is quinoa, which they prepare creatively in a thousand and one ways. Dubbed the 'rice of the Incas', it contains 70% carbohydrates, 15% protein, very little fat, lots of minerals and, especially, no gluten. The space is charming, with big flowerpots and tables set up in the courtyard of the cloister. In Florence, you will be hard-pressed to find another place like it!

Ristorante Quinoa
Vicolo di Santa Maria Maggiore 1
50123 Firenze

+39 055 290 876


Menu: around 23 EUR