Pizza in Florence?
I'm going to be in Florence in a few weeks with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. I know Florence isn't really the city for pizza, but we want a light, quickish lunch that will appeal to everyone, so pizza seems like a good plan. Searches on this board have yielded Funiculi as a possibility, but does anyone have any other recommendations?
I like La Bussola. Have been there 2 years in a row and the pizza is great. Crust is just about perfect. The buffalo mozzarella is worth the extra euro! Strangely I first learned of La Bussola from Katie Parla's blog. Yes, the same katie who just posted above suggesting you skip the pizza in Florence for a sandwich shop? nice photo here on her blog: http://www.parlafood.com/la-bussola-f...
and their web site is found here: http://www.labussolafirenze.it/
They have a full menu but I have only had the pizza. Also, the interior is very pleasant. Nice for a celebration.
Baldovino, across from Santa Croce, is our favorite place for pizza and it has the Enoteca Baldovino across the street--both are good for lunch.
Via di San Giuseppe, 22, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT
I remain constantly underwhelmed by pizza in Florence. I'm here now, and have revisited a few, and can't really tell you to go to any.
'Ino is a good choice, but if you are a biggish group, it might not be great since the 'tables' are more like counters. It that doesn't bother you, then fine.
For a different version of 'street food' I'd say to to 5 Cinque. it's run by some very nice people from Liguria, and they make a wonderful chickpea torta, stuffed with various things. Also great salads and other vegetable leaning things for lunch.
Another idea for lunch is to go to a wine bar, and just have a glass of wine and order mixed cheeses and cured meats. Some choices for that are Coquinarius, Antica Mescita San Nicolo and Cantinetta di Verazzano.
Another option - my favorite - is to stop by one of the many tripe stands in the city. But that would definitely be a meaty adventure, and so maybe not for everyone.
Antica Mescita San Nicolo
Via San Niccolò 60/r,, Florence, Tuscany , IT
Via delle Oche, 15, Florence, Tuscany 50122, IT
I was at 'ino today and absolutely loved it. The bread is the best I've had maybe anywhere and there is a wide selection of panini toppings. Haven't had pizza in Florence so can't help on that front but highly recommend 'for ino for lunch.