Located between Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Pitti, Trattoria 4 Leoni owes its name to the Canto ai 4 Leoni, between Via Toscanella and Via del Velluti, where bas-reliefs of four lions in pietra serena adorned the corners, one of which is still visible today.
With a history that goes back centuries, it began as a wine shop, where wine was sold through the little window still visible on Via Toscanella, and then became a tavern, finally becoming today’s trattoria (typical local restaurant) that Stefano Di Puccio bought out in 1995, after two generations of the Brogelli family management.
With boundless energy, Stefano Di Puccio has turned 4 Leoni into something much more than a simple Tuscan trattoria, instilling in the establishment a definitely contemporary and elegant character.
Weather permitting, you can eat outdoors amongst plants and flowers that look out onto Piazza della Passera. All around you, shops, art studios, and old craftsmen’s workshops. Here, as once all over the Oltrarno district – perhaps the only one that still preserves intact the most authentic character of a city that risks drowning in tourism – you can still find restorers, frame-makers, blacksmiths, carpenters, wood-carvers, decorators, and antique dealers.