Italian cuisine is world-renowned. There are Italian restaurants in every corner of the planet. Its cuisine is famous, especially for its pasta and its pizzas, but it is also famous for its extraordinary wines, its olive oil, its ice cream, its Parmesan cheese, its buffalo mozzarella, its balsamic vinegar of Modena and its Parma ham. Check-out the below list to find out what else can you eat in Florence!
Each region offers different dishes, very varied. Here are the most typical of Florence:
- Bistecca alla fiorentina: undercooked grilled meat.
- Bruschetta al pomodoro: toasted bread covered with tomato, basil and olive oil.
- Cantuccini: dried almond biscuit. This sweet is taken dipping in holy wine or with a coffee.
- Crostini: bread toast covered with chicken liver pate.
- Lampredotto: corns served on a plate or in a sandwich.
- Panzanella: tomato salad, hard bread, onion, basil and olive oil.
- Pappa al pomodoro: hard bread and tomato soup.
- Pappardelle al sugo di lepre: long and broad pasta with hare or rabbit meat.
- Ribollita: vegetable soup, with hard bread and beans.
- Schiacciata alla fiorentina: lemon-flavored sponge cake typical of Carnival.
- Stracotto: beef stew with vegetables, usually celery, tomato and carrot.
- Tagliata con rucola: roasted beef and cut into strips, with arugula, Parmesan cheese flakes and olive oil.
We must not forget a good Florentine meal always goes with its unbeatable wines from the Chianti area, in the heart of Tuscany.
Although what to eat in Florence can be similiar to dishes from other Italian cities, there is a restaurant here which I have a special affection for, Fuori Porta, located in Via del Monte alle Croci, 10R, where you eat especially good. I love going when I return from visiting San Miniato al Monte or Piazzale Michelangelo. I recommend you book a table in advance if you want to secure a table and take a look at the wine bar it has and the wonderful colored glass glasses it sells.
“Buon Appetito” – Enjoy your meal!