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Revolution is Served.

Contemporary gourmet

Il Mimesi,
our gourmet restaurant
in Florence

Inside one of the most elegant Liberty style villas in Florence, the contemporary dining experience of Mimesi, the gourmet restaurant in Florence, elevates cuisine to new heights of modern gastronomy. A beautifully presented restaurant featuring a welcoming dining room and intimate wine cellar, Mimesi offers a sophisticated setting in which to enjoy exceptional fine dining in the heart of historic Florence. Mimesi's innovative and inspiring tasting menus are masterfully orchestrated by chef Giovanni Cerroni, who pays homage to the restaurant's prestigious Florentine location. Menus reflect the seasons and features local organic ingredients that are transformed into striking contemporary dishes that honor traditions and renew them, embracing international influences. Embark on a journey of taste to discover the unique charm and evocative soul of Mimesi.

The Chef

Giovanni Cerroni

Chef Giovanni Cerroni proposes a "revolutionary" gastronomic experience for Mimesi, the new refined urban, gourmet restaurant in Florence. Inspired by a never-ending culinary journey, Cerroni's passionate research unites the experiences and emotions of a lifetime of taste.


Cerroni’s unique philosophy honours traditional cuisine yet with a fresh energy and visionary touch. The contemporary cooking style and the very personal approach flow into original reinterpretations of classic dishes of the gastronomic tradition, just waiting to be tasted.

Our journeys

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Il Bistrot
Cocktail Bar

The Bistrot Cocktail Bar is the perfect complement to the Mimesi, gourmet restaurant in Florence: a delicious selection of light lunches and inviting cocktails, served in a very bright room on the ground floor of the villa that houses the restaurant. Few minutes from Santa Maria Novella and featuring a private enclosed garden, the Bistrot offers an elegant and secluded setting that makes it ideal for lunches, aperitifs or business meetings. Come and enjoy a simple yet refined seasonal menu in a beautiful setting, just a few steps from Florence's central train station.

Where we are

Mimesi is located inside one of the most charming five-star hotels in Florence, Dimora Palanca. A very refined gourmet restaurant in Florence, located a few steps from the famous monuments of Florence, including the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Accademia Gallery. Mimesi is also a short distance from the historic Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Piazzale Michelangelo. If you're traveling in Tuscany, you must dine at Mimesi, the restaurant that revolutionizes Florence's culinary tradition.

Discover an unforgettable dining experience at our Gourmet Restaurant in Florence.