Long established, family owned restaurant serving traditional Tuscan food with flamboyant and warm hospitality
I was ushered here based on the T-bone Florentine steak alone and was very pleased to do so. This is a charming establishment which has been family owned for decades and it was very nice to experience.All in all this was a lovely and homely option to stumble on with classic, Italian hospitality and warmth. A definite charm was experienced here and was a very apt venue to enjoy on the last night of an extended weekend trip to Florence. Would definitely recommend, if anything, for the cultural angle.
The sausage and beans is a typical, family Tuscan favourite which was pleasant – think subtle and savoury beans with a smokey and rich sausage. Normally I would insist on a béarnaise sauce with the steak but this was so nicely seasoned with the crisp fat on the sides that it simply did not need any. The fat on the side that was crisp with a soft inner layer was the perfect ‘sauce’ to accompany the beef which was salted perfectly and I adored the spinach as well which simply did not need cream as this was seasoned beautifully.
The wine options were somewhat on the expensive side with only the house as the option for having by the glass (a bottle on each table is laid out in case) and no half bottle options to have, however a pleasant 2009 Chianti Reserve for €45 was enjoyed very much.
Food Grade: 79%
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