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.

Summer special: only for dinner outdoor tables in Piazza Santa Elisabetta.


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.

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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