The Florentine Hotel has been converted into
the Florentine Restaurant.
But the history of the hotel still remains.
Phillip Gunckel, along with his group of German settlers, had migrated from Pennsylvania and founded Germantown, Ohio in 1804. It is said that Phillip Gunckel, realizing settlers like himself might soon be moving through Germantown, developed an inn that would be used to house travelers and visitors. To this day his vision for the inn has held true as many patrons still visit.
Upon a visit to the Florentine you might notice that the brick section of restaurant is still in tact. This area of the restaurant was actually the site for the original inn that Gunckel had constructed back in 1816.
In 1832, William Schaeffer purchased the inn and in 1862 he sold the inn once again. The new owner, William Leighty, decided to change the name of the inn and it became The Leighty House. Today, the restaurant is as charming as ever and has earned its fame as The Florentine Restaurant.
The restaurant formed in Germantown has successfully created an environment in which you can dine, relax and enjoy an evening with friends, family and loved ones, all while reliving almost 200 years of rich Germantown, Ohio history. Come and be a part of our history at the Florentine Restaurant. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 4PM.