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Where every moment has its own uniquely sophisticated flavour.

The Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant features classic Tuscan cuisine with a new eye to modern tastes, set in the striking setting of the 18th century halls, where a sumptuous breakfast is served in the morning. The range of food and drink at Baglioni Relais Santa Croce has been carefully created for you to get to know and appreciate the local tradition, on a daily journey to rediscover your own senses through the flavours of Florence and at special gourmet or musical events held with prestigious partners.


Chef Niccolò De Riu, Guelfi and Ghibellini restaurant


Meet our Chef

Niccolò de Riu has a keen creative sense, allowing him to bring out the best in traditional dishes. He believes that the success of each dish is closely linked to the quality of the raw ingredients used.

Florentine, made his first steps in the kitchen in 1996 at the age of 15. After the first seasons in some Florentine restaurants, Chef deRiu begins a course of professional refinement in several luxury establishments and starred restaurants.

In 2013, he takes the lead of the cuisine of the Portofino restaurant and is selected by Chef Giancarlo Chiarini to participate at the World Gourmet Festival. From May 2017 he is the Chef of the restaurant Guelfi e Ghibellini at the hotel Baglioni Relais Santa Croce.

His cuisine serves Mediterranean and local cuisine, using the most modern and innovative cooking techniques. Participation: Tuscan Gastronomic Event, World Gourmet Festival


Gourmet culinary dish Guelfi and Ghibellini restaurant

Currents Menus

Tasty treats every day for our younger guests, indulgences for adults celebrating a special occasion.

Special Menu

Special Menu

Extraordinary dishes for special occasions. Discover our unmissable Menus and start taking in the pure pleasure.


Gourmet culinary dish Guelfi and Ghibellini restaurant

Culinary Philosophy

Afternoon Tea. Aperitif. Dinner. Every moment is a journey to be experienced to its fullest.

Gourmet culinary dish Guelfi and Ghibellini restaurant

Signature Recipes

Creativity and regional flavours. The Chef’s finest recipes.


Opening hours:

Lunch from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm
Dinner from 07.30 pm until 10.30 pm