Italians tend to eat at home and go out for meetings, special dinners with friends. So when someone asks us where to eat in Florence, we feel a bit embarrassed because we have not tried so many restaurants.Now with the niece who studies in town we have more occasion to go out and “live the city”. Lately we have found and tried some cute small places.
La Caffetteria Oblate , perhaps not so special for the furniture but in a magnificent location. When you arrive you find a library, well organized, and if you go to the second floor you can have a coffee or eat with the beautiful view of Brunelleschi’s Dome in front of you.On the first floor there is also a baby Pit Stop ,a place perfect when it’s babies feeding or changing time. Particular not to be underestimated when a mamma is walking in town. www.caffeteriadelleoblate.it
With a couple of vegetarian friends we found Simbiosi ,it offers a menu suitable for everyone, even something vegan.They have organic food . The environment is nice and you can choose the pizzeria in Via de’Ginori at no. 56R or the restaurant in Via de’Ginori at nr. 58/60R .The dishes are traditional ones revisited in a modern style
and with the the staff cooks/plates in front of you.www.simbiosi.bio
In Oltrarno a traditional restaurant that has been doing typical Tuscan cooking for 50 years Trattoria La Casalinga in Via dei Michelozzi 9R. Casalinga means home made,home style.
The tables are set very simply but the menu hanging outside gives the idea that you can try traditional dishes such as Minestrone di Riso e Cavolo ,Tagliatelle alla Nana (Duck) And you ‘ll hear it is frequented by Florentines, both for work and with the family. www.trattoriacasalinga.it
Buon appetito… for now!