Via de'Georgofili 3-7R, Florence, 50123
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Art, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of 'Ino
I love this place. Alessandro Frassica was in the rag trade before opening his bright, contemporary panINOteca (get it?) and deli which provides salvation in the gastronomic desert that makes up this tourist-worn area of central Florence. Passionate about food, he scours the country in his search for top-notch seasonal ingredients for his paninis which are made to order and can be eaten perched at the counter or taken away. Shelves are stocked with yummy foodie treats that make great gifts to take home.
Panini can either be made up with crusty , saltless Tuscan bread or oil-drizzled schiacciata (the local name for foccaccia) and are filled with such enticing combinations as prosciutto di San Daniele, creamy Robiola cheese and sweet cherry tomatoes or gorgonzola and salted anchovies. If you want something less bread-based, there’s also a small selection of salads and cold dishes. The price of your sandwich includes a glass of wine.
‘Ino’s front room is filled with a serving counter laden with the enticing ingredients of your sandwich (made up on the spot) and, with its shelves laden with bottles, jars, packets and cans of edible goodies, has the feel of a bright, contemporary grocer’s shop. There’s more room to perch and eat your sandwich ‘con calma’ in the back room.
If Alessandro is here, he’s a wealth of foodie knowledge and is happy to chat (he speaks good English).
It's tucked away on a quiet medieval backstreet between the river and the Galleria degli Uffizi.
Prices range from 5 euros for a simple sandwich to 9 euros for something a little more elaborate; a plate of cheese, salame and prosciutto costs 12 euros. Prices all include a glass of wine.
More information on 'Ino:
- Price guide:
- Deli, Takeaway, Wine bar
- Italian, Snacks, Vegetarian
- Via de'Georgofili 3-7R, Florence, 50123
- 055 219 208
- Brunch, Lunch
- Opening times:
- Daily 11am-5pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible