Just to get a discussion going:
I have never eaten as well in Tuscany or Umbria as I have eaten in Venice, Milan, Emilia-Romagna, Rome, Campania, and Apulia. (Yet, to be fair, rarely have I had better wine than in Tuscany and Umbria). When I have had a good meal in these two regions, it has been in small trattorias rather than fine dining establishments. I make one exception: Il Cibreo, Via A. del Verrocchino 8r, Florence, where I had an outstanding meal, and paid a pretty penny for it. I ate reasonably well at Le Logge in Siena, and not just because the outstanding wine, which the owner chose for me, made the meal.
Is this also y'all's experience? Or is it just me?