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Where to Eat
Optimum level restaurant with a well lit dining room with another small room off the kitchen with a crackling fireplace. In summer one can enjoy a meal outside in the fresh air on the large terrace. When you enter find a display of breads and delicatessen meats similar to an old time restaurant.
The menu offers a selection of dishes with of fresh water fish like rice with shrimp, river fish like marinated eel or meat dishes like the succulent Florentine beef stew made with red wine. Other enticing main dishes include sautéed pigeon, baked spinach flan with liver and Marsala wine, and sautéed rabbit with sun dried tomatoes.
Interesting hors d'oeuvre like beans with tripe or a pecorino cheese baked flan with wood scents are also on the menu. Numerous pasta dishes like "gnudi" or gnocchetti (little potato dumplings) prepared with ricotta and spinach and topped with butter and pecorino cheese or spaghetti with mullets are just two of the unique selections that the menu offers. Finish off your meal with one of the home made desserts like zuppa inglese or a chocolate delight.
A selection of vintage wines is also available to accompany any dish.
The cost of a complete meal is roughly € 40,00.

Address: Via di Rimaggio, 22 - Florence Italy
Tel. 055.630076 / Fax 055.633335
Closed for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays and for three weeks in August.
All major credit cards are accepted


ACQUERELLO RESTAURANT
Located on Via Ghibellina, main street where from the Bargello Museum is found, this restaurant offers a Sardinian cuisine.
The new manager, Luisella, has elaborated an alternative cuisine to that of the classic territorial dishes. Fish and meat specialties are prevalent in this restaurant. For starters try the marinated anchovies and continue with a plate of "malloreddus", typical pasta dish in the shape of tiny dumplings or "taglierini" (long thin noodles) with seafood and shellfish.
For those who prefer fish, try the "Villa di Quartu" shrimp dish while for meat or poultry lovers the pork prepared with Sardinian cream or chicken breast with Oristano white wine. For dessert, Sardinian torroncini (nougat) or seada (fried pastry) with honey might entice your taste buds. One can also order, with advance reservations only, a dish of exquisite fish soup or grilled lobster "Santa Tennera". To accompany your choice of dinners, island wines like Vermentino of Gallura or Cannonau are available. The cost of a three course meal is roughly € 30,00.

Address: Via Ghibellina, 156/r - Florence Italy
Tel: 055.2340554
Closed on Thursdays
All major credit cards are accepted

BUCA DI MARIO RESTAURANT
Buca di Mario Restaurant opened its doors in 1886. It was in that year that the owner, Mario Corsini, only served "pappa ribollita" (Tuscan bread soup ) with a glass of wine; today the restaurant is one of the most distinctive in Florence with an environment whose characteristics have remained unaltered through time and whose menu proposes flavors of an authentic Tuscan cuisine with dishes like the classic "Ribollita" (Tuscan bread and veggie soup ), "Pappa al Pomodoro (chunky tomato stew), Passato di Fagioli with faro (crushed bean and wheat soup) and Florentine "Ossobuco" (marrowbone steak) with beans.
To accompany your dinner choose a quality vintage wine like Brunello or Chianti classico.

Address: Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16r - Florence Italy
Tel: 055.214179 / Fax: 055.2647336
All major credit cards are accepted
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