Thanksgiving dinner in Florence Italy

It’s official the spooky season has begun and now it’s only a matter of time before you find yourself face down in a big ol’ turkey with the family, ranting about whatever political topic is hot in your state.

But what if you’re away from home this year? What if, perchance, you were in Florence and you’re wondering does Italy celebrate Thanksgiving? No, not as a country, but you’ll be able to find Italian themed thanksgiving menu all around town. I don’t know about the Maguires Thanksgiving menu, but hey Thanksgiving dinner in Florence Italy is something you can enjoy.

We’ve got a fine selction of places in which you can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner, and if you’re wondering when is thanksgiving celebrated in Italy? Well, I’ve got good news for you buckaroo, it’s on the same day as back home in the States.

Cook & Eat

Good Tastes of Tuscany: Thanksgiving-Themed Cooking Class
‘Good Tastes of Tuscany’ cooking school is offering a special Thanksgiving class on the afternoon of the big day. An expert Italian chef will help you prepare a new twist on the traditional holiday spread: 5-courses for € 100 with a cookbook, prosecco, wine, and after dinner liqueur included. There is 4-person minimum, 30-person maximum number of participants, but the school can combine single students or smaller groups. MENU: Fettunata with new extra virgin olive oil of the press | Pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage sauce | Turkey breast stuffed with spinach, omlette, prosciutto, and herbs cooked with white wine and olive oil | Parmesan soufflé | Ricotta cake with chocolate sauce
Or, call Liz: 3358361633

Make Your Own traditional Thanksgiving Meal at Home
Want to know where on (Italian) earth to buy all the hard-to-find American Thanksgiving necessities (cranberries, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and much more!)? Take a look at our Thanksgiving ingredient shopping guide and get cookin’!

Just Eat

(organized by price, low to high)

House of Sizzle FirenzeRed Garter: €22 per person
Via de’ Benci, 33
| 055 2480909
This super-popular American bar is an international student hotspot with an attached restaurant. The ‘House of Sizzle’ is serving up a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal (13:00-20:00) AND showing the Thanksgiving Day (American) Football games, to really get you in the holiday spirit! MENU: Creamy pumpkin soup served with warm crusty bread | Roast Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet Potatoes, and vegetables | Homemade Apple Cobbler with an Apple Pie Shot

american diner firenzeThe Diner: €25 per person
Via dell’Acqua, 2 | 055 29 0748 | Email:
The first American Diner in Florence…ever! We’re a huge fan of this place. And their Thanksgiving dinner is such a great price, with water and wine included! Their diner fare is even better than most we’ve eaten in America, so you can definitely trust them to get this holiday right. Booking times are 19:00 and 21:00. MENU: Tortelli with pumpkin filling in fresh tomato sauce | Roast turkey stuffed with chestnut filling, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green beans | Apple pie with whipped cream | Water & two glasses of wine

Hard Rock FirenzeHard Rock Cafe: €30 per person
Via Dè Brunelleschi, 1 | 055/277841 | Email:
The newly opened American restaurant in Piazza Della Repubblica will be serving a traditional thanksgiving menu all day. If you book dinner, stay for the free concert at 21:30, featuring Florentine blues singer, Freddie Maguire. MENU: Corn chowder soup with bacon bits or mixed bruschettas | Traditional turkey served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and gravy | Pumpkin pie or apple cobbler, served with ice cream | Drinks included: water & sodas (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7Up or Schweppes Orange) + one glass of prosecco

ristorante accademia firenzeRistorante Accademia – €35 a person
Piazza San Marco 7R | 055 217343 | Email:
A traditional Italian restaurant renowned for its high-quality food and friendly service. Their THIRTEENTH annual Thanksgiving dinner; they should be experts by now. MENU: Pumpkin soup with cornbread | Turkey with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce | Mashed potatoes and creamed corn | Apple strudel or pumpkin pie (drinks not included)

Sesto Restaurant on top of the Westin in FirenzeWestin Excelsior Hotel –  €55 a person
Piazza D’Ognissanti, 3 | Contact info and table reservation form, here.
This incredibly beautiful hotel, on the Conde Naste Travel Gold List, has an even more amazing restaurant with breathtaking, 360 degree views of the entire city of Florence, SE·STO on Arno, located on the top floor. MENU: Amuse bouche with green tomato croquette and ginger broccoli | Thanksgiving turkey with corn bread and currant sauce flavored with port wine | Mud cake with dark chocolate, served with cinnamon and rum gelato | Sweets and coffee | Drinks are not included

St. Regis Hotel:  €60 a person
Piazza D’Ognissanti, 1 | Contact info and table reservation form, here.

This 5-star hotel is hosting a epicurean Thanksgiving lunch, from 12:30 to 14:30; and dinner, from 19:00 to 22:30; in their majestic Winter Garden by Caino restaurant. MENU: Pumpkin flan with black cauliflower cream and tomato oil | Chestnut dumplings with spicy Tuscan bacon and Pecorino cheese from Pienza | Turkey stuffed with fennel, Jerusalem artichoke, and black truffle | Pecan nut Babà with pear gelato | Sweets and coffee

Four Seasons FirenzeFour Seasons Florence Hotel: €95 a person
Borgo Pinti, 99 | 055 2626450
Why not have your holiday meal at the Florence Four Seasons, the most luxurious hotel chain in the world, and go all out for Thanksgiving? MENU: Cod fish salad with pil pil sauce and pomegranate dressing | Dried broad bean cream soup with steamed egg and liver sauce | Pumpkin truffle risotto with seared scallops | Traditional turkey stuffed with herbs, cranberry sauce, and glazed sweet potates | Pumpkin tart with cinnamon ice cream and crunchy amaretto biscuits | Coffee and sweets | Wine pairings (+€20)

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving in Florence?


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