Ristorante La Ménagère

Via de' Ginori, 8 Red 50125 Florence Italy Map
Average price €40.00
8,9 /10
1006 reviews
2953 reviews
Le vecchie insegne del negozio che un tempo occupavano il locale fanno capolino tra il bar e i tavoli. La Ménagère, che sin dal 1896 è stato il negozio dei casalinghi dei fiorentini, da un paio di anni ha cambiato anima. E si è trasformato in un ristorante-bistrot, in cui sotto il soffitto a volte di epoca rinascimentale il gusto per il design post industriale ha mescolato oggetti vintage e arredamenti di design. Un recupero in chiave contemporanea che fa della Ménagère non solo un luogo dove consumare un caffè al volo e poi andare via di fretta. Ma un locale in cui socializzare, rimanere a lungo, sostare per leggere un libro o scambiare quattro chiacchiere seduti su uno dei divanetti nella grande sala a vista. Un luogo accogliente, nonostante gli spazi imponenti. Come imponente è il lungo tavolo in rovere che occupa un'intera sala, reso familiare dal calore delle lampade: piccoli punti luce che illuminano il bancone e gli ambienti.

Contemporanea è anche la proposta di cucina, che recupera e reinterpreta le ricette toscane e italiane. Nascono così piatti come gli gnocchetti di pasta choux arrostiti con cacio, pepe, mela verde e cous cous fritto. Oppure la guancia di manzo su crema di patate viola, cavolo nero e noci tostate. Sotto l'insegna del locale, in nome del recupero della vecchia identità, una piccola rivendita di casalinghi e anche un angolo verde, dove la fioraia Ilaria potrà consigliarvi nell'acquisto di fiori e composizioni esposte sulle mensole del locale. Il bancone bar all'ingresso, attivo fin dalle sette del mattino per la colazione, di sera si trasforma nel regno del bar tender Luca Manni: famoso il suo Spritz La Ménagère, divenuto ormai un cocktail icona della carta. Ma il locale di via De' Ginori è un posto iperattivo: tutte le sere durante il weekend la vecchia rivendita di casalinghi si trasforma in un locale con musica dal vivo e concerti al piano interrato, dotato anch'esso di cocktail bar.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi
Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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La Ménagère, che sin dal 1896 è stato il negozio dei casalinghi dei fiorentini, da un paio di anni ha cambiato anima. E si è trasformato in un ristorante-bistrot, in cui sotto il soffitto a volte di epoca rinascimentale il gusto per il design post industriale ha mescolato oggetti vintage e arredamenti di design.

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About the restaurant Ristorante La Ménagère

LA CUCINA - Il ristorante La Menagere si trova Firenze, non distante dalla Basilica di San Lorenzo. Il locale propone un menù tipicamente mediterraneo, con specialità preparate rivisitando le ricette della tradizione. Molto buoni anche i dessert fatti in casa.

DA NON PERDERE - Senza dubbio consigliati gli gnocchi arrostiti con cacio, pepe, limone, mela verde e cous cous fritto, il salmone al miele, con finocchi e limone, nonché il cremoso di cioccolato bianco con sorbetto di mela al pepe di Sichuan.

LA STRUTTURA - L’ambiente è ampio e molto rustico, ma non mancano tocchi di sobria eleganza. Il personale offre un servizio preciso ed attento.

Ricordiamo ai Signori Clienti che il servizio di prenotazione si riferisce esclusivamente al ristorante e non all'aperitivo.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Ristorante La Ménagère

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Autobus C1

Opening time

Aperto dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 12:00 alle 23:30

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , Bar , English spoken , French spoken , Open sunday , Pets allowed , Wheelchair Accessible , Wifi
Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    455
  • 9
    204
  • 8
    164
  • 7
    72
  • < 7
    111
Food
8,7
Service
8,8
Setting
9,4
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
117/1006 reviews
Sheila J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Oct 2019
Ignored by waiter. Manager/owners sat 2 seats away from us with their dog and breast fed their newborn for 40 minutes. When asked by the waiter how our meal was I said mediocre, my husband said average, the waiter said, “would you like dessert?” Portions were very small. Hugely disappointed.
Gus R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Oct 2019
The food was amazing. It was difficult to choose what to order because they all sounded great. We ordered a la carte for each course. It was nice the waiter explained each dish when they were served.
The atmosphere was great. It was a super cool place with a bistro in the front and restaurant in the back. The couple shops they had in the front were pretty cool. Highly recommended!
carole R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2019
As expected the portions were small but extremely flavourful and beautifully presented. Service very pleasant but slow. Nice atmosphere and interesting touches such as the beautiful flowers for sale made it a unique and satisfying experience
Ilaria P.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2019
Posto meraviglioso!
Katja G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2019
Everything was a great experience... welcoming staff, great food & a very nice atmosphere. The place is big but you will not feel so as there are many different rooms.
Susan H.
Foodie
(25 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Sep 2019
We have enjoyed lunch here several times over the past two years. The food preparation and presentation is really good. We look forward to lunch again soon.
Anna R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Sep 2019
Our waiter was a young really nice Italian man. He didn’t speak too much English so at one point he asked another one to help me select the wine. The other waiter who came was very rude, short and not helpful at all. I don’t know if he didn’t like that we didn’t get a bottle of wine but just a glass. Not sure. I didn’t pay attention at first thinking “oh well maybe he is like that.” But then I saw how he treated other customers in the other table.
The sad part it was my birthday and it was disappointing but we enjoyed the music(piano), the atmosphere and our conversation-making fun of the situation.
Our food? Ehhh, it was ok... too expensive.... for the service and the quality of food we received.
I will recommend the café part-better menu selection too.
Marcela Á.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Sep 2019
Beautiful atmosphere! The service is very welcoming and had great knowledge about the products and wines! Loved the food and specially the desserts. Do try!
Patricia H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2019
The venue was great and the staff welcoming. The food was imaginative and interesting. There was a mixup in my order, however. I received a course that could have been a very generous amuse-bouche, not knowing they substituted the spaghetti and anchovy dish I had ordered with a pea pod salad! I ended up paying for three dishes instead of two. Similar restaurants would have taken the food I didn’t order off the bill. An expensive lunch. Other than that, I would recommend the restaurant if you want something dry different from the usual Italian fare. A they also have a bistrot in addition to the restaurant. Really, despite the food overload, it was a welcoming retreat from a blistering hot Florentine day.
Giacomo M.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Sep 2019
Il manager del locale Angelo ci sa fare !
Catherine N.
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
2
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Sep 2019
The food here is pretentious. It tries to be elevated and interesting but it fails. The duck was a chew toy. 0 stars. So many better places to eat in Florence. Only plus is that the ambiance is beautiful
Brady L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Aug 2019
Food was fantastic. Accurately priced. Definitely not cheap though. Right after we sat down, a huge party of 25 sat down near us. As a result, the service was a bit slow. Even so, the service was fantastic. The waiter was extremely apologetic. I could tell he genuinely felt bad for the delay in service we received at times. I told him I understood. Stuff happens. Without request, he knocked 20 bucks off the tab because of a few delays.
Eric H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2019
The service was fantastic and the food delicious! The next time I am in Florence, I will be sure to dine here again. A great vibe! Great food! & Great Service.
Patricia R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
6
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2019
Great atmosphere but overpriced dishes, especially in relation to the quantity of food. Portion sizes were more like sharing tasters than actual courses.
Simon H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Jul 2019
Fantastic bar, bistro, restaurant. We went for breakfast and returned for dinner in the restaurant both of which we very good. It’s located away from the throng of tourists and all the poor quality places vying for their custom. Great food and chilled ambience.
Roma P.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Jul 2019
Our experience of the restaurant was very good. We loved the decor , the music, the unusual unique idea of the flowers and florist.
The food was very nice, unique but the servings was not sufficient.
Jay B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Jul 2019
This review is for the restaurant. (I've also eaten at the Bistro, which is also good, though not as special).


The food creativity and quality at this awesome restaurant is high. My wife had the "hamburger", which was a deconstructed, then re-constructed dish. Think small meatball-type of items, with slightly crispy breading covering them. My salmon was perfectly cooked (presumably sous vide) bites, with a lovely crispy crust, on an awesome plated sauce, including lovely braised fennel. My starter soup was a a tiny-shrimp "gazpacho", freely-described.


The *space* is freaking awesome. An old brick & stone exposed interior, with columns & vaulting is linked with a new state of the art kitchen behind glass. Along with the bistro & restaurant, there is a resident florist / flower shop, and gift shop. It is so wonderfully designed that I took a video to share with friends.


This is a high-value stop on your tour of Firenze.
Heidi A.
Foodie
(76 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
6
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 8 Jul 2019
The restaurant is beautiful and charming, different from the typical trattoria however it lacked what the trattoria has, which is warmth, friendliness, kindness and flexibility. The service was slow, inadequate and quite rude underling how my food allergies were a problem and it wasn’t their problem to adapt to me. The fish was mediocre But the starters with the octopus was good.
Tiffany F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Jun 2019
We ate lunch in the proper dining portion of the restaurant. Beautiful, open space, lush flowers throughout. The decor was absolutely beautiful. Our server, Fabian (?) was so friendly and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite with beautiful presentation. Extensive wine list. Not to be missed!!!
Mallika T.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Jun 2019
Restaurant is beautiful and decor is fabulous.
Food was ok and very interesting menu, but not blown away by the cuisine.
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