Food and drink
The menus vary with the seasons, favouring warming soups and meat dishes in winter and lighter, fish-based specialities in summer. A recent meal I had here started off with a delicate porcini mushroom sformato followed by pasta with courgette flowers and prawns, while my friend chose pasta with duck and guinea fowl ragù plus a hefty fillet of beef cooked in vin santo and topped with a slab of liver paté. The 500-lable strong wine list is more than reasonably priced and offers a choice of several wines by the glass.
The charateristics of a traditional trattoria are all there (beamed ceilings, bare wood tables, buzzy atmosphere), but it’s taken up a notch or two.
The staff are informal, friendly and well-informed.
It's in the north-western part of the Oltrarno, about 10 minutes walk from Piazza Santo Spirito.
The four-course set menu is particularly good value at 30 euros; if you choose à la carte, you’ll spend around 35 euros for a full meal plus wine. There is a good choice of wines for under 20 euros a bottle.
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- No fuss