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TheGroundfloor by Empireo

4.6
4.6
7 Reviews
€51 and over
Contemporary Italian


The restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi. The experience reflects the union of intentions, inspired by quality, tradition and innovation, of the restaurant part and that handled by the Empireo mixologists.
The restaurant's offer is structured by an à la carte menu with dishes inspired by tradition and the tasting menu with a more creative touch and ingredients from the world, all curated by the team of Essenziale, already well-known Florentine restaurant of chef Simone Cipriani.
Our wine list offers a wide choice of wines of local producers, while our selection of craft beers follows the same criterion. We highlight the excellence of the Italian tradition, focusing especially on small producers but also adding some big names: the aim is to involve our guests in a journey of discovery of special products, be they wines, beers, liquors, cocktails or food dishes.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Antipasti / Starters

  • Terrina di Fegatini, Pan Brioche, Albicocca e Basilico€16.00

    Chicken Liver, Pan Brioche, Apricot and Basil

    • Carpaccio di Manzo Semi-Stagionato, Salsa di Acciuga e Sedano€18.00

      Aged Beef Carpaccio, Anchovy Sauce and Celery

      • Bruschetta di Panzanella, Bottarga, Anguria, Mandorle€14.00

        Vegetable and Watermelon Bruschetta with Bottarga and Almond

        Primi Piatti / First Courses

        • Tagliatella al Coniglio, Camomilla e Polline€20.00

          Tagliatella with Rabbit Sauce, Chamomile and Pollen

          • "Carbonara Toscana": Rigatoni, Sugo di Creste, Fegati e Bargigli, Crema d'Uovo€18.00

            "Carbonara Toscana": Rigatoni, Cockerel Ragù, Egg Sauce

            • Gnudi di Ricotta di Pecora e Limone Fermentato, Crudo e Crema di Asparagi€16.00

              Ricotta and Lemon "Gnudi", Crispy Asparagus

              Secondi Piatti / Main Courses

              • Petto di Piccione in Carcassa, Humus di Barbabietola, Cosce Fritte Pralinate€30.00

                Petto di Piccione in Carcassa, Humus di Barbabietola, Cosce Fritte Pralinate

                • Manzo, Crema di Fagioli, Lardo alle Erbe, Lattuga€32.00

                  Beef Tenderloin, Bean Pureè, Lard Pesto and Lettuce

                  • Dentice, Latte di Mandorla, Salvia e Tapioca€28.00

                    Snapper fish, Almond Milk, Sage, Tapioca Chips

                    Dolci / Desserts

                    • Sbrisolona con Mela e Gelato allo Zabaione€7.00

                      "Sbrisolona" With Apple And Zabaione Ice Cream

                      • Mousse al Cioccolato con Pane Croccante, Olio EVO e Sale€7.00

                        Chocolate Mousse, Crispy Bread, EVO, Salt

                        • Cremoso di Cheese Cake al Limone e Frutti Rossi€7.00

                          Creamy Cheese Cake With Lemon and Red Fruit

                          Menu Degustazione / Tasting Menu

                          €70 per persona [per person]

                          • Carpaccio Di Capasanta / Mango / Yuzu / Evo / Panna Acida

                            Scallop / Mango / Yuzu / Evo / Sour Creme

                            • Animella / Crema di Mais / Pop Corn

                              Sweetbread / Corn Sauce / Pop Corn

                              • Spaghetto Freddo / Gambero Rosso / Pancia di Maiale / Enoki / Brodo di Maiale

                                Cold Spaghetti / Red Shrimp / Pork Belly / Enoki Mushroom / Pork Broth

                                • Riso / Burro Acido / Acciughe / Burrata / Ricci di Mare

                                  Rice / Butter / Anchovy / Burrata Cheese / Sea Urchin

                                  • Quaglia / Frutti Rossi / Noci / Lattuga / Dressing al Mojito

                                    Quail / Red Fruit / Nut / Lettuce / Dressing Mojito

                                    • Semifreddo alle Arachidi / Caramello Salato / Passion Fruit

                                      Peanuts Parfait / Salted Caramel / Passion Fruit

                                      Last updated: July 9, 2021

                                      What 7 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                      4.6
                                      4.6 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.3Food
                                      • 4.6Service
                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                      • 4.3Value

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                                        DianaO

                                        Tuscany

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 5, 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Il menu a passi è molto buono. Il tipo di pesce non era il mio preferito, avrei scelto un altro, ma complessivamente molto buono. Il servizio di sala buonissimo!!

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                                        rixreview

                                        Washington DC

                                        51 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        51 reviews

                                        Dined on July 13, 2019

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Tucked away a few blocks north of the older parts of the city of Florence, in the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi has a wonderfully inventive menu which it combines with bespoke service that combines for a wonderful dining eperience. While their chef originals and Italian favorites with a tasty twist are delectible, if you're starved for some good old prime beef, they won't disappoint with their filet! We'll return!

                                      3. m

                                        macnk

                                        Richmond

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 3, 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent place and great Italian cuisine!!!

                                      4. MR

                                        MichelleR

                                        Hawaii

                                        2 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 16, 2019

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        This restaurant did not exist. It has been closed for renovations for an undetermined time period, set to re-open who-knows-when. I don’t know why it is still in open table, and cannot understand how we were able to book a reservation. It was a great disappointment, dressing up and getting ourselves all the way over there. There’s not much else for eateries in that vicinity.

                                      5. RS

                                        RileyS

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 2, 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service here was incredible. We asked if we could go to the rooftop after our dinner & it was closed, however the waiter escorted us to the top where we could appreciate the view of the city. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who’s looking for a devine experience at a decent price.

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                                        lifeisacabernet

                                        Chicago

                                        36 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        36 reviews

                                        Dined on October 14, 2018

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Great meal. Local cuisine. Excellent service. Will visit again.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Italy

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 14, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had been travelling all day and were looking for good quality food and service we found it here and we enjoyed the experience

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                                      TheGroundfloor by Empireo is rated 4.6 stars by 7 OpenTable diners

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                                      Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38 Firenze, Florence 50122

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Centro Storico

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Dinner
                                        Mon, Thu–Sun 7:00 pm–10:45 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary Italian, Italian, International

                                      • Dining style

                                        Fine Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Business Casual

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Simone Cipriani

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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