We're in Florence for a whole week and eating out most dinners and some lunches. We 're still looking for some restaurant ideas , here is what we have done so far:
Il Cibreo Trattoria- Wow. Outstanding flavors, composition, innovative food - best meal we have had so far. Vitello Tonnato, which I have had so many times before, tasted like something entirely new.
Osteria Santo Spirito -great gnocchi, fettucine with porcini good. OK salads.
Acqua al 2 - another revelation. The assagio pasta tasting was exceptional, and the chicken con Funghi, swimming in porcini, was otherworldly. Great dinner, will return.
Mario's - everything you have heard is true. How can a bisteccha taste so much better in a small storefront in Florence? Is it the crowds, the noise, or (most likely) the generous puddle Tuscan olive oil they pour on it? Have to go back at lunch, they had run out of several other dishes we wanted to try.
Osteria Benchi - solid pastas, good salads.
Coco Lezzone - just tired.
Looking for more ideas - any ideas?