This restaurant is hidden on a dead-end street just seconds away from the crowds at Ponte Vecchio. Everything on the menu is typical Tuscan food and the lunch menu is a bargain (7 euros), and the Florentine steak is only 10 euros.
It is one of the most romantic restaurants I have ever been. The décor is very rural, rustic mirrors and wine bottles adorning the walls. His specialty, as is known in Florence is meat and pasta. To accompany the meal I recommend a good bottle of wine from Tuscany. The restaurant is not expensive, it costs about 22 € per person for dinner. It has a good location and you can find it right next to the Piazza S Maria Novella. Try it, you will like it.
For our visit to Florence we downloaded the minube guide for the iPad and what better way to let us eat incredible food recommended by some of the travelers whose experiences we read. In the end, because of the circumstances of the route taken, the best was this: Trattoria l'raddi.
Upon arrival there were people in the street waiting for their turn and we got through pretty quickly, and yet we were told at max. we'd have to wait 20 minutes to eat, so we put our name in ... Good decision. After waiting a while we decided to leave, but then we saw the beautiful bartender ve came to get us. It was about time! But we had only 15 minutes to eat because we missed the bus and then we weren't sure whether it was worth it. She assured us they were fast and we believed it. The best thing we did. We shared some crostini (2 people), some tagliatelle, a roast beef with potatoes, bread and a pint of wine. Everything was very tasty (table wine) and, as we were assured, were served in 15 minutes and stuffed. But the best was yet to come. When we got up to pay the bill, turned out everything was only € 10 in total! (On the lunch menu every dish costs 2 € and on top of it it's delicious. Might seem like a joke but it's not.) In short ... Speed, quality, service and an unbeatable price. A victory in the making.
If you're lovers of all the pasta and fine wine that Florence can offer you, I would definitely recommend this restaurant, without a doubt. This restaurant offers a wide variety of Italian dishes and wine. Actually, it's also a wine cellar. If you're a rice lover I highly recommend the sea rice, and if you're still not convinced, look how delicious it looks in the pictures. Exquisite! It's close to Santa Croce, centrally located, and it's an ideal place for dinner. Florence is very compact, so you'll also be close to the good bars and this restaurant offers a nice dinner for around 20 euros, more or less.
This is a typical Italian restaurant where you can taste a good and typical Florentine meal and it's very well located, next to Piazza S Maria Novella. You can dine from the menu that is a clean and well presented. For lunch I recommend stuffed gnocchi and the house specialty (baked fish alla griglia). Bon appetit!
This is a tiny restaurant tucked in an old passageway in central Siena, and not suitable for lovers of refinement. The site is a bit dodgy, but the salami and cheese trays are prepared with a slicer at that moment, along with a cold beer, and worth it. The young waiter is very helpful too. This spot is recommended for having an aperitif in one of the tables in the street, and sampling the typical Tuscan cheeses and cold cuts, at an affordable price. I wouldn't recommend that you sit in and eat because they don't offer much more and the dish of pici (one kind of thick spaghetti), I did not like.
Of all the restaurants we visited in Florence, I will definitely return to this Trattoria, located on Via Tornabuoni, one of the most exclusive streets in the city. It is a very cozy, with two dining rooms and decorated like a Tuscan kitchen. The lighting and music create a pleasant atmosphere. Despite being always busy, even on weekdays (mostly with locals), waiters work very quickly. If you arrive and it is full, you are given a number and in less than 20 minutes you have a table. The menu is extensive but the highlights are the seafood risotto with very tasty seafood, and "La Bufala 250", a caprese salad with a piece of 250 gram buffalo mozzarella. In the pictures you can see the great salad and all it's ingredients. Needless to say we went back another day, we just could not say goodbye to Florence without ever eating that salad again! And to dress it, an excellent Italian oil and vinegar which was one of the ones I liked the most out of the ones we tried: The Aceto Balsamico di Modena Mazzetti l'Originale.
It's the restaurant of the hotel Dell'Orologio, and it's one of the best of Pisa, and I recommend it for its lovely courtyard and most refined atmosphere. They offer a salmon salad for 16 euros, a selection of cheeses and honeys, caprese salad, bruschetta or toast, each plate around the price mentioned. They have a good selection of wines, and three desserts, each for 14 euros.
It was quite an experience dining at the Trattoria Cibreo (careful, not to be confused with Café Cibrèo which is next to it and is three times more expensive). In the trattoria, tables cannot be reserved and it is quite small. You arrive, you ask for a table, and if it is possible, you usually end up sharing a table with other people ve you do not know at all. This is part of the charm. In our case, we ended up having dinner with a very fun and interesting couple: Czech anthropologists ve did not speak English or Italian. Can you imagine the conversation?
As much as you insist on reading and understanding the menu, do not stress. Your waiter will broadcast it for you completely and in great detail. He will sit down with you at the table and, I'm not exaggerating, he will take more than five minutes to explain everything in Spanish! Very handy! Something interesting is that there was everything on the menu, except pasta! Of course, we ate what he recommended, most of which were local dishes: one very rich mozzarella and mushroom soup, chicken meatballs, homemade desserts... Do not miss it! It is a classic in Firenze.
In the historic centre of Pisa, on a side street by the Piazza dei Cavalieri, you'll find the Faggiola Trattoria, a restaurant that combines traditional Tuscan dishes with modern gastronomy. The local wine is very good, too. The restaurant is small and rustic, but not without its charm. It has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with pictures posted on the walls, and bottles of wines, liqueurs, and brandies on display.
We fell into this restaurant by chance, it read "Wine Bar" and it's a tiny place near the Duomo di Firenze. What we saw from outside said "eat me" so we entered. Sometimes we didn't understand much of the menu and it was a great advantage because we asked - and they always serve you well. The "roll" was stuffed with mozzarella, prosciuto and pesto sauce. A final curiosity, the site had no kitchen.
In Cortona, this lovely Italian village in Tuscany is where you can spend a relaxing day in a splendid landscape gazing out to Lake Trasimeno, which also invites you to visit. Without hesitation, it will not disappoint neither one nor the other. And if you finish the day with good homemade food at the Tractoria Dardano, it would be the day of your lives!
In this region is a precious treasure: the truffle. In this, as in other places, you can taste pasta (spaghetti or pizza) to the tartufo. One of the best pizzas and spaghetti I've ever eaten in my life. The pizza is accompanied with such an extraordinary mixture of flavors combined with fresh arugula leaves, I'm still savoring it.
This is a restaurant we came across by accident. They serve Tuscan cuisine. It was very quiet and there were only 3 tables were filled. We ate well, the dishes are not very abundant but were uncommon (macarromes with salmon and orange, or noodles with grapes and pine nuts) I recommend it even though the staff was not very friendly with visitors and tourists.
I remember it took us a long time to find this restaurant which was between streets, also it was late and we were starving, but we found it, this restaurant-enoteca was a vision of it's time, and there is still something about the atmosphere. The house specialty is pasta stuffed with cheese and pear, which is very good and homemade. The price is average, but in Florence treat yourself Find it because it's worth it.
This is more than a cocktail bar; it's also a restaurant. But we like to come here for the appetisers. The drinks are good and the buffet is plentiful, varied, and tasty! There are tables outside, and you can book sofas and tables for the evening. The music is loud and the environment is very trendy. They have live concerts and DJ sets quite often.
This wine bar in the Grand Hotel Cavour in Florence is modern and cosmopolitan. With its high ceilings it is located in a eighteenth century palace. It is known for its cocktails and afternoon DJ sessions. Even during the week it is very busy during the afternoons. Located in the heart of Florence, between the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.
This amazing city is full of monuments and has a curious provincial atmosphere. I wanted to get to know this place that so closely resembled something out of a Visconti film. It was a Sunday with flea market stands set up along the streets and good weather, so the streets were packed. I was lucky to get a table at this restaurant with its décor of crystal chandeliers, soft carpets, exquisite leather chairs and table-side service. The funny thing was that the waiters serve you in their street clothes, but a black apron would have been perfect. The menu consisted of a delicious lasagna and lemony scallops. No one really had dessert, just a delicious espresso. The total was 15 euros. The city theater is just around the corner, and the same building houses a hotel. The area seems like it hasn't changed a bit in years.