Procacci

Address: Via de'Tornabuoni 64R, Florence, 50123, Italy
Telephone: 055 211 656

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4.3

A classic Florentine stop-off for prosecco and truffle sandwiches.

This is one of the few corners of Old Florence to survive the designer store takeover of Via Tornabuoni and is a favourite early evening stop-off of mine. The bar-come-deli still sports its original 19th-century wood-panelled décor (it was founded in 1885), marble-topped counter and a retro, rather genteel atmosphere that makes a perfect setting for a glass of prosecco and several of the minute truffle cream-filled sandwiches for which Procacci is so famous.

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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

The recipe for the truffle cream that goes into these miraculous little paninis is a heavily guarded secret but boy, are they good! Other equally diminutive sandwiches include butter, anchovy and smoked salmon and there is also a choice of quiche, cheeses and the odd pate. In truffle season (October-December), the earthy, extravagant tubers arrive fresh every morning at around 10am and are best grated over a pile of buttery tagliatelle. Heaven! Now owned by aristocratic local wine producers Antinori, drinks here are limited to prosecco, wines (mostly Antinori) and, strangely, tomato juice. I said it was an old-fashioned sort of place.

 

Ambience

It's retro and often full at lunchtime and in the early evening with a mix of smart shoppers, business people and tourists.

Service

The staff are gracious and respectful. 

 

Location

It's bang in the middle of Via Tornabuoni, near Palazzo Strozzi.

 

Price advice

A prosecco and a panino tartufato costs around 6 euros, but I can never stop at just one.

Tables to book

You can’t book them, but there are a few small tables if you want to linger with your prosecco and a newspaper (which come mounted on those old-fashioned wooden frames).

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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