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TheGroundfloor by Empireo, Firenze, Florence

TheGroundfloor by Empireo

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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2 people

7:00 PM

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What 7 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value


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  1. DianaO


    1 review


    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    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!!
  2. rixreview

    Washington DC

    55 reviews


    55 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    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. macnk


    4 reviews


    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    Excellent place and great Italian cuisine!!!
  4. MichelleR


    2 reviews


    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    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. RileyS

    1 review


    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    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.
  6. lifeisacabernet


    39 reviews


    39 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    Great meal. Local cuisine. Excellent service. Will visit again.
  7. OpenTable Diner


    1 review


    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2018

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

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


TheGroundfloor by Empireo is rated 4.6 stars by 7 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM

Google Map for TheGroundfloor by Empireo

Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38, Firenze, Florence 50122

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details


  • 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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