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Dining recommendations in & around florence

Old Jul 9, 19, 10:41 pm
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Dining recommendations in & around florence

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Old Jul 10, 19, 1:39 am
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May I repost my message from the previous (closed) topic? Would be grateful for any comments.

I've found an interesting recommendation in one of the old threads - restaurant in Passo dei Pecorai.
https://www.cdaomero.com/eng/restaurant.php

Can anyone confirm if it's worth it? We will only be able to be there for lunch. Or should we choose any other place near Grevi in Chianti?

And regarding Firenze - we're planning to have a dinner in the Mercato and another lunch at Sergio Gozzi. Unfortunately that's the only 2 days we'll be in Firenze this time, are we ok with the choices or should we change something?

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Old Jul 10, 19, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by antonen View Post
And regarding Firenze - we're planning to have a dinner in the Mercato and another lunch at Sergio Gozzi. Unfortunately that's the only 2 days we'll be in Firenze this time, are we ok with the choices or should we change something?

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These are great plans. Lunch at Sergio Gozzi is the meal I most look forward to when planning my trip. The place is absolutely on the tourist radar now, though, so you really should arrive when they open so that you don't have to wait too long. I used to also try 30 mins before posted closing (they seat up until close and the place empties out ~2 hrs later), but my more recent luck was that they weren't even taking any more names at that point.

Mercato Centrale's a great place to eat. The upstairs is a great concept and each stall is great. The only thing I'd throw out there is that if you're intent on lampredotto, the better option is on the ground floor at Da Nerbone.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 11:13 pm
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A few places that sprung to mind, just to seed the thread -

Osteria Cipolla Rossa
Sergio Gozzi (only open for lunch)
Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Baldovino (I think this place feels like it should be a tourist trap, and somehow isn't)
All'Antico Vinaio (line's gonna be long at regular meal times)
La Casalinga (stick to the daily menu - the items in CAPS)
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Carapina
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Old Jul 11, 19, 4:46 pm
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Thank you for your advices!
We're in Venice now and will move to Firenze tomorrow.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 10:04 am
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For a quick sandwich and drinks, I love I Fratellini. It's a little stall which has been in business since 1875.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 10:53 am
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For Pizza I like Il Pizzaiuolo



There is often a line but as far as I saw not of Americans Seems to be very popular by locals.

In 2014 (so not fresh) I enjoyed "Touch". Great food and very reasonable prices. Not sure how it is today.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingJoy View Post
For a quick sandwich and drinks, I love I Fratellini. It's a little stall which has been in business since 1875.
I like that place too. It's a solid alternative when you want a sandwich and the line at All'antico Vinaio is too long, or you want a sandwich on a roll vs schiacciata.

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For Pizza I like Il Pizzaiuolo
I definitely want to try this place after seeing the pic. We don't eat a lot of pizza in Florence, but every once in a while we'd stop off at Toto. This looks better!
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Old Jul 29, 19, 7:56 am
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Near Greve: La Castellana & di Lamoli.
Have eaten at both 4-5 times and plan to again in Sept.
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Gorgeous pizza in Florence: Fuoco Matto.

Also, a great restaurant (we went twice, it was *that* good) : Taverna del Bronzino
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and dinner turned out to be a highlight of our Firenze visit - Osteria di Pastella on via de la Scala not far from SMN train station. Excellent food and service, moderate prices
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Old Oct 11, 19, 5:21 pm
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All'Antico Vinaio coming to Los Angeles for a few days as a "pop-up"

Originally Posted by PWMTrav View Post
A few places that sprung to mind, just to seed the thread -

Osteria Cipolla Rossa
Sergio Gozzi (only open for lunch)
Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Baldovino (I think this place feels like it should be a tourist trap, and somehow isn't)
All'Antico Vinaio (line's gonna be long at regular meal times)
La Casalinga (stick to the daily menu - the items in CAPS)
Perche No
Carapina
To those in the Los Angeles area who love the sandwiches at this iconic restaurant, here is the information:
"All’Antico Vinaio, the Florence restaurant is popping up at Mozza2Go from October 21 through October 27, doing lunch hours only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sellout). The menu will include several prosciutto options, a porchetta and ‘nduja cream sandwich, and a classic caprese, among others, with bread baked on-site by the Mozza team."
I am going to try and go and will report back. The location is in Hollywood.
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