Santa Elisabetta, Michelin Star Restaurant in Florence

In the heart of the historical center of Florence, 1 Michelin Star Restaurant Santa Elisabetta offers a minimalist, essential, pure cuisine.
The creative talent of Chef Rocco de Santis is expressed in a truly unique location: the ancient Byzantine Pagliazza Tower, inside the charming Brunelleschi Hotel.


Address: Piazza Santa Elisabetta, 3, inside the Brunelleschi Hotel
Telephone: +39 055 2737673

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The Cuisine of Rocco de Santis

The Chef chooses to experiment with minimalism, on dishes with a single product that is the protagonist and two or three others that act as a support. Each dish is based on a substance, on something that goes beyond ingredients, and is characterized by the contrasts between acidity and sweetness, cooked and raw, sapidity and lightness.
His cuisine is a concentration of ideas, techniques, and concepts learned through his experiences in prestigious restaurants with important chefs and is invariably contaminated by the customs and traditions of his homeland.



OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday 12:30 am > 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm > 10:30 pm.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Ristorante Santa Elisabetta will be closed from February, 17th  to March, 5th for planned maintenance.

The restaurant is closed for holidays from 4th to 31st August 2020.

The menu and the wine list

The menu of Restaurant Santa Elisabetta respects nature and the seasons.
An à la carte menu and tasting experiences with wine matching are always available.

For lunch:
3-course “History”,
3-course “Carte Blanche”.

For lunch and dinner:
5-course “Tracce di innovazioni” (Traces of innovations),
7-course “In-Contaminazioni” (In-Contaminations),
9-course “Chef Experience”.


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The Pagliazza Tower

A unique location in the world for our starred restaurant in Florence: the Byzantine Pagliazza Tower.
Restaurant Santa Elisabetta is on the first floor of the tower, with a particular circular shape, in an intimate atmosphere that only houses seven tables.
Built around 541-544 AD, today it is part of the register of historical Florentine buildings. In the 12th century it was used as a women’s prison, hence the name “Pagliazza”, which comes from the straw (paglia) beds of the prisoners.


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