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Zibibbo and BZF - Florence

picklebird Feb 20, 2006 07:08 AM

Has anyone been to the new(ish) space that the owner of Zibibbo opened, apparently called Zibibbo a BZF or just BZF? Any reports? Is it worth a bus ride up to Zibibbo?


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    James G RE: picklebird Feb 20, 2006 08:47 AM

    I have been to Zibibbo (though it was two years ago) and thought it was superb. It's out in the middle of nowhere, so you'll either need to take a cab or drive yourself, but it's well worth it. The owner (the ex-wife of the owner/chef of Cibreo, I believe) was extraordinarily friendly and helpful, and the meal was excellent (so excellent I still remember it vividly). Among the standouts were a "sformata of ricotta with herbs" and a skewer of scamorza cheese with pears (both as starters), outstanding squid ink pasta with tomato sauce, and for main course swordfish in a sweet/sour sauce, stuffed duck with orange sauce, and a squid dish with greens (inzimino di calamari). The wine list is also very good, and at the time our dinner for four people with several bottles only came to Euro 192. GO!

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      doc RE: James G Feb 20, 2006 09:54 AM

      have been to zibb prob 7-8 times..it is great...benedetta is a friend of mine..she and her staff are top notch..zibb is out by careggio hospital..prob 20-25 min ride from duomo..

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        Debbie RE: doc Feb 20, 2006 09:04 PM

        I thought I had read that one could bus out to Zibibbo. Is this not true? And if driving, is it hard to find?
        What might cab fare be from, say, SMN?

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          doc RE: Debbie Feb 21, 2006 11:52 AM

          i not sure about bus..yes its driveable by car..taxi is best bet--from florence duomo perhaps $20-??

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            picklebird RE: doc Feb 21, 2006 08:22 PM

            I was told that you can indeed bus to and from Zibibbo. I was told that perhaps best is to cab there and then the folks at Zibibbo will pay for your bus ride back! (Can't remember where I read this!)

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              Heather RE: picklebird May 4, 2006 03:15 PM

              That's true. They'll give you a voucher (which only costs one euro) to ride the bus back down the hill.

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                doc RE: Heather May 4, 2006 06:59 PM

                if u drive..just follow the signs to careggi hospital..its very close to zibibbo

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