The modern history of the Antica Trattoria e Fiaschetteria dei Quattro Leoni began after World War II when it was one of the traditional wine shops of Florence that sold not only wine but also cold cuts, cheeses, and canapés.
In May 1995, following its renovation and enlargement, the trattoria reopened, maintaining and highlighting its already clear Tuscan nature: the old ceilings were restored to new life with exposed wooden beams, stone walls, arches lined in red bricks that emerge from the walls in slaked lime, and terracotta floors.
With his energic management, Stefano Di Puccio has turned the 4 Leoni restaurant into something much more than a simple Tuscan trattoria (typical local restaurant), instilling into it a definitely contemporary, elegant character. With the words of some of our customers, we like to call it “a chic trattoria”.
From March to November, you can eat outdoors, right in the square, surrounded by plants and flowers, roses, wild flowers or cyclamens that Stefano Di Puccio himself has planted and attends to.
All around are 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.