2022 Michelin Star Restaurants in Tuscany + Tips and Map

Are you looking for a Michelin star restaurant for your time in Tuscany?  True, you can eat well without a Michelin star, but there are some incredible fine-dining experiences waiting for you in Tuscan cities and the countryside.

In 2022, there are 41 Michelin star restaurants in Tuscany, a part of the 377 Michelin star restaurants in Italy.  The Michelin guide has awarded to Tuscany:

  • 3 stars – 1 restaurant
  • 2 stars – 5 restaurants
  • 1 star – 35 restaurants

Fun Fact:  Tuscany has 6% of Italy’s population and 11% of the country’s Michelin-starred restaurants. 

Italy has incredible ingredients to work with and the menus of these Tuscan Michelin star chefs can be classified as one or more of the following:

  • Contemporary
  • Creative
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern
  • Seafood
  • Tuscan

Below you’ll find a table and list of Tuscany’s Michelin star restaurants, as well as a map of where they are.  And finally, a few important tips on booking your visit and dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Tuscany.

I had the opportunity to dine at many of Italy’s Michelin-starred restaurants while working as a cycling and hiking guide, and my husband and I love experiencing new restaurants.  I’ve starred my favorites in the list (using an asterisk *), but I haven’t been to all of them, so I’m sure there are some other gems.  Let me know! 

I hope you find a favorite or two during your time here in Tuscany!

2022 Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Tuscany

Dining room at Gucci Osteria in Florence, Italy.  Yellow floors with painted leaves and ribbons.  Green walls and mirrors.  Round tables with white tablecloths and black chairs.  There is one couple dining.
RestaurantMichelin StarsLocationFood StyleNew/Returning
Il Falconiere1San MartinoTuscanReturning
I Salotti1ChiusiCreativeReturning
Ristorante Castello di Fighine1San Casciano dei BagniContemporaryReturning
Octavin1ArezzoCreativeNew
Osteria Perillà1Castiglione d’OrciaModern CuisineReturning
Il Silene1SeggianoTuscanReturning
L’Asinello1Castelnuovo BerardengaModern CuisineReturning
La Bottega del 301Castelnuovo BerardengaTuscanReturning
Poggio Rosso1Castelnuovo BerardengaCreativeReturning
Sala dei Grappoli1Poggio alle MuraModern CuisineReturning
Il Pievano1Gaiole in ChiantiModern CuisineReturning
Caino2MontemuranoModern CuisineReturning
Meo Modo1ChiusdinoCreativeReturning
Osteria di Passignano1PassignanoModern CuisineReturning
Arnolfo2Colle di Val d’ElsaCreativeReturning
La Torre1Tavarnelle Val di PesaCreative, ContemporaryReturning
Linfa1San GimignanoCreativeReturning
La Leggenda dei Frati1FlorenceCreativeReturning
Enoteca Pinchiorri3FlorenceModern CuisineReturning
Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura1FlorenceModern CuisineReturning
Il Palagio1FlorenceModern CuisineReturning
Borgo San Jacopo1FlorenceModern Cuisine, ContemporaryReturning
Santa Elisabetta2FlorenceCreative, Mediterranean CuisineReturning
Bracali2GhirlandaCreativeReturning
La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini1BadiolaMediterranean CuisineReturning
Gabbiano 3.01Marina di GrossetoCreativeReturning
Il Pellicano1Porto ErcoleCreativeReturning
Virtuoso Gourmet – Tenuta Le Tre Virtù1San Piero a SieveTuscan, Regional CuisineReturning
Atman a Villa Rospigliosi1LamporecchioCreativeReturning
La Pineta1Marina di BibbonaSeafoodReturning
Giglio1LuccaModern CuisineReturning
Butterfly1MarliaModern CuisineReturning
Romano1ViareggioSeafoodReturning
Lunasia1ViareggioModern CuisineReturning
Il Piccolo Principe2ViareggioCreativeReturning
Franco Mare1Marina di PietrasantaSeafoodReturning
La Magnolia1Forte dei MarmiModern CuisineReturning
Lux Lucis1Forte dei MarmiCreativeReturning
Lorenzo1Forte dei MarmiSeafoodReturning
Bistrot1Forte dei MarmiSeafoodReturning
Il Parco di Villa Grey1Forte dei MarmiModern CuisineNew

Map of 2022 Michelin Star Restaurants In Tuscany

List Of Tuscany’s 2022 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Table at Linfa Restaurant in San Gimignano, Italy. It's one of Tuscany's Michelin star restaurants. You can see two glasses of white wine on the wooden table.  The walls are painted blue and yellow and there is colorful art on the walls.  There is no one in the dining room.

Il Falconiere*

Part of the hotel of the same name, it’s in a beautiful building and setting in olive groves and vineyards near Cortona.  Worth a visit for a lunch or dinner.  It feels like you’re eating with your friendly neighbors (who have incredible culinary skills).  If you’re staying in or near Cortona, it’s worth a visit.  I’d recommend sitting outside because a special part of the experience is the setting.

Loc. San Martino a Bocena, 370
52044 Cortona
+39 0575 612679
www.ilfalconiere.it

I Salotti

Località Querce al Pino, Strada Statale 146
53043 Chiusi
+39 0578 274407
www.ilpatriarca.it/it/ristoranti

Ristorante Castello di Fighine

Borgo di Fighine
53040 San Casciano dei Bagni
+39 0578 561158
www.fighine.it

Octavin

A new entry in 2022, Octavin is a unique restaurant that works hard to avoid waste.  The kitchen ferments scraps and parts of ingredients that often get thrown away. 

The chef is innovative and if you’re looking for something unique, you’ll appreciate a meal at Octavin.

Scalinata Camillo Berneri, 2
52100 Arezzo
+39 0575 343521
www.octavin.it

Osteria Perillà

Via Borgo Maestro, 74
53023 Castiglione d’Orcia
+39 0577 887263
www.osteriaperilla.it

Il Silene

Località Pescina, 9
58038 Seggiano
+39 0564 950805
www.ilsilene.it

L’Asinello

Via Nuova, 6 – Località Villa a Sesta
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
+39 0577 359279
www.asinelloristorante.it

La Bottega del 30*

A cozy restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Villa a Sesta.  Try to be there for sunset.  It’s hard to believe that this little place has another Michelin-star restaurant (L’Asinello) AND there’s another one nearby in San Felice (Poggio Rosso).  Stay nearby and visit all three!

Via Santa Caterina, 2 – Località Villa a Sesta
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
+39 0577 359226
www.labottegadel30.it

Poggio Rosso*

Located in the Borgo San Felice, a hotel in a charming small borgo (neighborhood).  Arrive early and try wines on the property.

Località San Felice
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
+39 0577 3964
www.borgosanfelice.com

Sala dei Grappoli

Located on the Castello di Banfi property.  Dine in the restaurant and sip on the property’s famous Brunello di Montalcino.

53024 Poggio alle Mura
+39 0577 877700
www.castellobanfiilborgo.com

Il Pievano

The restaurant of Castello di Spaltenna, just outside of Gaiole in Chianti.  Have aperitivo in Gaiole before dining at Il Pievano.

Località Spaltenna, 13
53013 Gaiole in Chianti
+39 0577 749483
www.spaltenna.it

Caiano

Via della Chiesa, 4
58050 Montemerano
+39 0564 602817
www.dacaiano.it

Meo Modo

Località Palazzetto, 110
53012 Chiusdino
+39 0577 751222
www.meomodo.it

Osteria di Passignano*

If you can, drive out to see the Badia a Passignano and soak up the views of the countryside. You’ll see people walking up the road, and if you have comfy shoes on, it’s worth joining them to see the Badia from above.

Via Passignano, 33
50028 Passignano
+39 055 8071278
www.osteriadipassignano.com

Arnolfo*

Via XX Settembre, 50/52
53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa
+39 0577 920549
www.arnolfo.com

La Torre*

Strada Spicciano, 7
50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
+39 055 806470
www.comohotels.com

Linfa*

Piazza Sant’Agostino
53037 San Gimignano
+39 0577 891151
www.linfa.restaurant

La Leggenda dei Frati

Part of Villa Bardini.  You don’t get the spectacular view you’d imagine because you dine indoors, but you can go out to the viewpoint on the terrace after your meal.

Costa San Giorgio, 6/a
50122 Florence
+39 055 0680545
www.laleggendadeifrati.it

Enoteca Pinchiorri*

The 2022 Michelin Guide contains 11 restaurants that are designated ‘worth the trip’ (noted by a triple macaron symbol), and Enoteca Pinchiorri is one of them. 

It’s cliché to say that dining and so-and-so restaurant is an ‘experience,’ but at Enoteca Pinchiorri, it truly is. 

Inside you’ll find a mix of tourists and locals.  The staff makes sure everyone has an incredible meal.  If you can, take a peek at the wine cellar.

Via Ghibellina, 87
50122 Florence
+39 055 242777
www.enotecapinchiorri.com

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura*

This is a perfect stop for a meal in a Gucci setting.  If you want to experience a Michelin-starred restaurant during your trip but don’t want a long meal, visit Gucci Osteria for lunch.  It’s in the center of Florence so you can arrive by foot and get back to exploring town after a delicious and unique pranzo.

Piazza della Signoria, 10
50122 Florence
+39 055 7592 7038
www.gucci.com

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Il Palagio

Star restaurant of the elegant Four Seasons Hotel.

Borgo Pinti, 99
50121 Florence
+39 055 2626450
www.ilpalagioristorante.it

Borgo San Jacopo

Borgo San Jacopo, 62r
50125 Florence
+39 055 281661
www.lungarnocollection.com

Santa Elisabetta

Piazza Santa Elisabetta, 3
50122 Florence
+39 055 27370
www.ristorantesantaelisabetta.it

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Bracali

Via di Perolla, 2
58020 Ghirlanda
+39 0566 902318
www.mondobracali.it

La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini

Località la Badiola
58043 Badiola
+39 0564 944322
www.enricobartolini.net

Gabbiano 3.0

Porto Turistico, 11
58100 Marina di Grosseto
+39 0564 337812
www.ilgabbianotrepuntozero.it

Il Pellicano

Restaurant of the iconic, luxe seaside Hotel Il Pellicano.

Località Lo Sbarcatello
58018 Porto Ercole
+39 0564 858111
www.pellicanohotel.com

Virtuoso Gourmet – Tenuta Le Tre Virtù

Località Lucigliano, 13
50037 San Piero a Sieve
+39 055 0763619
www.virtuosogourmet.it

Atman a Villa Rospigliosi

Via Borghetto, 1 – Località Spicchio
51035 Lamporecchio
+39 0573 803432
www.atmanaavillarospigliosi.it

La Pineta

Via dei Cavalleggeri Nord, 27
57020 Marina di Bibbona
+39 0586 600016
www.lapinetadizazzeri.it

Giglio

Piazza del Giglio, 2
55100 Lucca
+39 0583 494058
www.ristorantegiglio.it

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Butterfly

Strada Statale 12 del Brennero, 192
55014 Marlia
+39 0583 307573
www.ristorantebutterfly.it

Romano

Via Mazzini, 120
55049 Viareggio
+39 0584 31382
www.romanoristorante.it

Lunasia

Piazza d’Azeglio, 1
55049 Viareggio
+39 0584 44449
www.plazaederussie.com

Il Piccolo Principe

Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1
55049 Viareggio
+39 0584 4011
www.ristoranteilpiccoloprincipe.it

Franco Mare

Via Lungomare Roma, 41
55044 Marina di Pietrasanta
+39 0584 20187
www.ristorantefrancomare.com

La Magnolia

Viale Morin, 46
55042 Forte dei Marmi
+39 0584 787052
www.hotelbyron.net

Lux Lucis

Try to sit near the kitchen and watch the chef at work in the open-view space.  Minimalist and modern setting at the seaside.

Viale Morin, 67
55042 Forte dei Marmi
+39 0584 783636
www.principefortedeimarmi.com/en/

Lorenzo

Via Carducci, 61
55042 Forte dei Marmi
+39 0584 874030
www.ristorantelorenzo.com

Bistrot

Viale Franceschi, 14
55042 Forte dei Marmi
+39 0584 89879
www.bistrotforte.it

Il Parco di Villa Grey

Viale Italico, 84
55042 Forte dei Marmi
+39 0584 787496
www.ilparcodivillagrey.com

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New Michelin Star Restaurants In Tuscany In 2022

  • Octavin – Arezzo
  • Il Parco di Villa Grey – Forte dei Marmi

Tuscan Restaurants That Lost Their Michelin Star in 2022

  • La Bottega del Buon Caffè – Firenze
  • Ora d’Aria – Firenze
  • L’Ciocio – Suvereto

How To Book A Michelin-Star Restaurant In Tuscany

Book In Advance

It’s always best to book ahead.  Many of Tuscany’s Michelin-star restaurants are small and don’t have many tables. 

Book By Phone, Email, or Through the Website

If you can, call before you arrive in Italy, or send an email.  Don’t be nervous about calling – the restaurant will have someone that speaks English.  But, if you feel more comfortable, send an email and you’ll have everything in writing. 

Some are also moving toward automated bookings – you book through the website and leave your credit card in case of a no-show.

Eating At A Michelin Star Restaurant In Tuscany

Dress Code at Tuscan Michelin-Starred Restaurants

You may be worrying about the dress code, especially if you’re traveling and are trying to pack lightly. 

Some Tuscan restaurants have specific dress codes that include requirements (no shorts or short sleeves) or recommendations (jacket appreciated).  Others have more relaxed recommendations – like ‘please dress in a way that respects the setting of the restaurant.’ 

If I don’t see any mention of a dress code on the website, I like to call and ask. 

Bringing Children to Michelin-Star Restaurants in Tuscany

Children are welcome at many Michelin-star restaurants in Tuscany (and Italy) according to the restaurants’ websites, but to be honest, most aren’t fans of having kids.  If your kids are quiet and know how to behave in an elegant restaurant – great!  You’ll have a wonderful time.  But hey, we all know that sitting still for so long can be tough for little ones.  If you think your kids can enjoy the (sometimes long!) experience, go for it!  Know that most do not have highchairs or changing tables. 

Our Experience:  We haven’t ever brought our kids to a Michelin star restaurant in Tuscany.  We leave them at home so that we can focus on enjoying the meal and so we don’t interrupt the experience for other diners.

Italy Michelin-Starred Restaurants Cancellation Policy

A new policy for many Michelin star (and other) restaurants in Italy is to require a credit card for the booking.  If the booking is canceled last-minute, a significant cancellation fee is charged.  If you need to change the date of your booking, it will usually be regarded as a cancellation.  So, make sure you book only if you’re serious about going! 

Dietary Restrictions

Because the Michelin-starred restaurants may offer only tasting menus, you’ll want to call or email ahead and advise them of any dietary restrictions you have.  Usually they’ll ask at the booking, but if not, contact them. 

I have forgotten to inform them of gluten intolerance and have been fine, but lesser-known allergies and intolerances may prove more difficult. 

If you’re dreaming of Tuscany but can’t make it here yet, try cooking Tuscan dishes on your own! Check out the Best Tuscan Cookbooks To Gift (According To A Mom In Tuscany).