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10

2009

Trattoria Sostanza

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Posted in % Daily Value *
Tags % Daily Value *
Bistecca alla fiorentina17%
Chianina17%
Florence17%
Italy17%
Truffles17%
Tuscan17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher on lower depanding on your calorie needs

Trattoria Sostanza

Trattoria Sostanza

Trattoria Sostanza is kind of a very old school place (since 1869), a place where you sit on a wooden bench in a communal table and eat traditional Tuscan food. They do 2 seating for dinner so you prob should make reservation in advance, the food is simple and very Tuscan. was recomanded to me as the place that serves the best bistecca alla fiorentina in Florence. I guess it is more of the peter luger approach rather than the craft steak way around food, but there is still some magic in it I guess, and a lot of strait forward bold flavor.

Pasta al burro

Pasta al burro

starting with some Pasta al burro which comes with real chunk of white truffle butter, needless to say – amazing.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

very recently butchered from a real Chianina beef, nothing but pure meat and flavor cooked in this kitchen (which you should walk through in your way to the restroom) over real burning woods.

Sostanza Kitchen

Sostanza Kitchen

I did had to add some freshness to this intense amount of beef in a form of fresh mixed salad.

Mixed Salad

Mixed Salad

and just to end it all another Tuscan dessert with fresh berries.

Sostanza Dolce

Sostanza Dolce

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10

2009

Trattoria Sabatino

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Tags % Daily Value *
Cremsnit14%
Fennel14%
Florence14%
Italy14%
Ravioli14%
Sausage14%
Tuscan14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher on lower depanding on your calorie needs

Trattoria Sabation, Just from the other side of the arno river, very authentic Tuscan spot, out side of the main tourists area, not that I had much idea of how to order or what, but everything that came after was quite superb.

Ravioli al Sugo

Ravioli al Sugo

Skipping the antipasti by ordering first the Ravioli al Sugo

Salsiccia toscana con fagioli all'uccelletto

Salsiccia toscana con fagioli all'uccelletto

followed by Salsiccia toscana con fagioli alluccelletto – a Tuscan sausage with beans.

Tuscan Salad

Tuscan Salad

and a green Tuscan salad, with slices of shaved fennel and carrot.

Cremsnit reteta

Cremsnit reteta

and a Tuscan version of Cremsnit cake for dessert.

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10

2009

il Pizzaiuolo

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Posted in % Daily Value *
Tags % Daily Value *
Anchovies17%
Baba Rum17%
Florence17%
Italy17%
Oregano17%
Pizza17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher on lower depanding on your calorie needs

Pizza Napoli

Pizza Napoli

Though Florence isnt known for its pizza, this Neapolitan joint – il Pizzaiuolo might be a proof that after all amazing pizza can be made anywhere, or at least anywhere in Italy. and since I never been to Naples yet, it is by far the best pizza I ever had. I went with the Pizza Napoli – combination of anchovies and fresh oregano (which included 2 full fresh leafs) on a thin and edge crusty dough.

Baba Rum

Baba Rum

for dessert I could not skip the baba au rhum which completed another amazing meal.

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10

2009

Grom

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Posted in % Daily Value *
Tags % Daily Value *
Florence33%
Gelato33%
Italy33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher on lower depanding on your calorie needs

The Dome

The Dome

Getting down from a tour at the top of the Florence Dome, something which I strongly recommended you not to do if you have any height fear, loosing your house keys fear, or any fear at all, this place is very very high. you might feel that you need some extra sugar boost, the good thing is that you are just at the right spot, a few steps away from the Dome you would find one of the best gelato in Florence – Grom, and though it is becoming some kind of a global chain their gelato is at a world standard. since I was quite panicked from the trip I had to try 2 different combination.

Cioccolato & Cassata Siciliana

Cioccolato & Cassata Siciliana

The Cioccolato fondente & Cassata Siciliana. the Cassata Siciliana is a flavor that I would say should go on anyone must try list along with the Crema di GROM both feature such an amazing combination of texture, goes really great also with the Stracciatella

Crema di Grome & Stracciatella

Crema di Grome & Stracciatella

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10

2009

Giolitti

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Posted in % Daily Value *
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Fior Di Pnna20%
Gelato20%
Italy20%
Mora20%
Rome20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher on lower depanding on your calorie needs

Giolitti

Giolitti

While roaming the streets if Rome had a chance to come across one of the best gelato in Rome, a very old school place – Giolitti

Giolitti gelato selection

Giolitti gelato selection

where you can find a regular outstanding selection of flavors.

Mora & Fior Di Pnna Giolitti

Mora & Fior Di Pnna Giolitti

I choose to go with the Mora & Fior Di Pnna Giolitti, since I never tried them before I have no ref to compere but I can say that, the place and flavor were an experience as themselves.