What do you think of these picks in Florence?
I'll have 4 nights in Florence in December and have narrowed my restaurant choices down to these. My friend and I are looking for trattoria-type casual atmosphere and local foods. Are we on the right track with these, or would you substitute someplace else? Lastly, at which restaurant would you order the bistecca?
I Due Fratellini
Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco
Trattoria I due G
Thanks for your help.
We had bistecca at Cipolla Rosa earlier this month. I didn't think it was that good, but I also think great prime beef in the US is better than what I had anywhere in Italy. It might be better to get bistecca if you have an opportunity to be with a party of four or more, because they can cut the steak thicker. With two people the portion is smaller and it probably won't be as rare as you want inside.
They also had a pork chop which others have said was good, but I found it dry. I thought the pasta and appetizer dishes we had there were very good though. There was another person at another table who ordered a thinly-sliced veal dish in garlic that looked very good.
All good choices. But I would switch I Due Fratellini for Semel. Much more interesting and better sandwiches. It's near the San Ambrogio Market.
For dinner I'd skip Cinghiale Bianco. It used to be good, but I haven't heard much about it lately. I would suggest Tripperia il Magazzino, in Piazza della Passera instead.
And for your bistecca I would order it at Due G. In which case you might want to skip Sostanza?
Via della Porcellana, 25, 50123, Florence, Tuscany 50123, IT
Tripadvisor isnt the place for stuff like this - it has hardly hit the english language community. tip, google using the italian name of the town (if different from English) and you will pull up more results.
See link below for Semel info
Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence, Toscana 50122, IT