What to expect from Gucci's first restaurant by Massimo Bottura

What to expect from Gucci's first restaurant by Massimo Bottura

Taste of luxury

Text: Esther Soh

Gucci Osteria, housed in multi-level galleria Gucci Garden, presents an all-day dining menu based around Massimo Bottura's travels

Behold the most exciting new opening in Florence this year — Gucci has made a grand entrance into culinary territory with a 50-seat restaurant by Massimo Bottura, chef of three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana (named best restaurant in the world in 2016). The green-walled Gucci Osteria is part of the museum-retail concept Gucci Garden, and will be serving up an entirely new all-day dining menu, influenced by Bottura's travels.

"Travelling the world, our kitchen interacts with everything we see, hear and taste," says Bottura. "With eyes wide open, we look for the unexpected and next éclat."

Gucci Osteria lies within the 14th Century Palazzo della Mercanzia, a multi-storey historic monument in the heart of Florence. Expect iconic Italian classics with intercontinental twists, including dishes like a hearty Parmigiano Reggiano tortellini, Peruvian-inspired tostadas, and Asian steamed pork belly buns. At approximately €20 to €30 per main, this intricate dining experience is an affordable way to intrigue fashion-conscious travellers seeking a glimpse of the whimsical world of Gucci.

Done with your meal? Spend a languid afternoon exploring the exhibitions at Gucci Garden, and shop up a storm at the exclusive gift shop. It'll be well worth your time (and money).

Gucci Osteria is located at Palazzo della Mercanzia, Florence. Entrance fee to the Gucci Garden Galleria is €8.