Once 7pm hits, partake in the very Italian tradition of Aperitivo but the right way- steer away from cafeteria-style buffets. These are usually leftovers from the day's lunch service or cost-effective usually carbohydrate laden foods. For a proper Aperitivo, imbibe in Florence's signature negroni and a few salty snacks, or a glass of prosecco (again) with an earthy truffle panino or some local wine and cured meats & cheeses. Experience a Negroni in one of the cafes it was first served nearly 100 years ago: Rivoire in Piazza della Signoria.
Tip: aperitivo is simply having light snacks and an appetite-stimulating drink before dinner.
Some locales are formal and set out some buffet-style canape while other locales are ideal to order appetizers from the menu. Typical aperitivo foods to order would be crostini at Fiaschetteria Nuvoli, finger panini like the ones at Procacci, a few slices of cured meats and cheeses from a wine bar, nuts, tramezzini bites and some potato chips.