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Some questions for a quick trip to Florence


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Some questions for a quick trip to Florence

debkurt | Mar 3, 2014 10:29 AM

We haven't been to Florence for a few years, but used to visit every year. We had some favorites, but aren't sure they've held up. We will only be in town for two dinners, and one or two lunches.

I am very hungry for Bistecca all Fiorentina, but probably won't want to eat it for lunch.

We are staying behind the Duomo, and on such a short visit, probably want to eat more, rather than less central.

I have a very long list of where we have eaten in the past, but I'm thinking we want to try new places.

After reading everything here and the blogs, I'm narrowing our two dinners down to Sostanza and Cipolla Rossa. I'll probably have more questions but these are things I'm wondering about.

At Sostanza, I don't think I'm entranced by their other offerings. I don't like eggs at all, so the artichoke omelet/souffle dish is out for me. I also don't like meat filled pastas. Can anyone recommend another appetizer or first course there?

Also, do you think 50 euro per kg for bistecca is average, or expensive?

Last Sostanza question: since I don't like eggs, their meringue based dessert doesn't appeal. Are there other dessert offerings?

We will consider any other suggestions for our bistecca dinner.

And on to Cipolla Rossa: is the spaghetti with red wine always on the menu, or must one ask? How is their bistecca?

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