The Tuscan region is the heart and stomach of Italian cuisine. Florence is home to some of the most appetizing restaurants in the world, all of which will make you question your dining choices prior to the first moment of tasting warm truffle cheese gnocchi with a fine glass of their house wine. For first time travelers, study abroad students, and foodies alike, we've compiled a tough and selective insider guide to a few of the top eateries, bars, and clubs in the magical city of Firenze. Try not to drool, and as mama would say, "Mangia, mangia!" (Eat!)

[Photos via @wildfoxcouture, @albishri]