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
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.
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”.
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.