The very finest elements of both classic
and contemporary design
Designed by international designer Jeanette Thottrup, Il Lounge has a laid-back interior that seamlessly combines the very finest elements of both classic and contemporary design.
The interior includes influences from both English and New York style club lounges yet the atmosphere in Florence is one of glamorous sophistication. Overlooking the famous River Arno, Il Lounge wine bar sits elegantly alongside Michelin Star restaurant La Bottega del Buon Caffè and magically beneath the shadows of the medieval tower of San Niccolò.
The philosophy is simple – to serve the very finest wines accompanied by exquisitely cooked and beautifully presented food served within a relaxed and chic environment.
One of Florence’s freshest and most sophisticated wine bars, Il Lounge at Borgo in the City offers the very finest collection of wines accompanied by an inspiring Florentine bar menu.
With an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients the menu at Il Lounge includes many regional specialties such as our very popular sharing plates of cold meats such as salami Toscano, Finocchiona, Bresaola and Colonnata. Also, our Tuscan cheese plates include Pecorino Fresco from Pienza with a selection of award winning Pecorino di Fossa, Il Nocino, Rossellino and Pecorino di Grotta. For lighter lunches or more relaxed evening dining, Il Lounge offers a delicious collection of beautifully presented signature snacks.
An emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients
Creative Head Chef, Antonello Sardi, originally started his career as a kitchen assistant.
It wasn’t long however, before his impressive culinary skills were applauded by customers, colleagues and food critics alike. His natural flair and inquisitive style has lead to a notable career in gourmet cuisine and most recently he was awarded his first Michelin star for his unmistakable and exceptional Florentine cuisine.
Antonello is an imaginative chef and has worked with some of the region's most respected names in the industry including Enrico Bartolini at Cavenago di Brianza. During his time with Enrico, Antonello focused his skills on working with fresh and natural ingredients sourced from local farms, vegetable growers and butchers. On returning to his native Florence, Antonello worked with innovative chef Francesco Gasbarro, creating beautifully executed seasonal dishes.
As Head Chef of La Bottega del Buon Caffè and Il Lounge, Antonello’s philosophy for using the very freshest local ingredients with care and imagination shines through. His innovative approach to Tuscan cuisine has earned him a reputation as one of Tuscany’s most talented young chefs.
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Our "farm to plate" philosophy
To reflect the philosophy of five star dining at its very best, Il Lounge produces a large percentage of its fresh ingredients at its farm in the country at Borgo Santo Pietro.
The kitchen gardens provide enough fruit and vegetables to supply the wine bar kitchen throughout the seasons.
Il Lounge has an exceptional wine list created by our respected Sommelier Vito Angelilli.
Sink into the elegant comfort of Il Lounge and choose from our extensive collection of more than 1100 illustrious and boutique wines from Tuscany, Italy and around the world. Our most sought-after labels are also available by the glass, and so those with a curious palate can take the most convenient route to tasting their way through some of the most eminent bottles in the cellar. These include such renowned Tuscan names as Masseto, Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico; acclaimed wines from around the country, ranging from the Langhe in Piemonte to Mount Etna in Sicily; and the finest from French Champagne and Bordeaux Rive Gauche, as well as top international labels.
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To reserve a table at Il Lounge please contact our reservations desk at T. 055 553 5677 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Il Lounge is open Tuesday through Saturday all day from 14:00-24:00 and on Mondays from 18:00-24:00.
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Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 69/R
Tel. +39 055 55 35 677
Tuesday - Saturday from 14:00 to midnight and Mondays from 18:00 to midnight