Restaurant: Caffe Pitti
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: June 21, 2011
Rating: Touristy location, very good food
On our second day in Florence we came out of the Pitti Palace starved and thirsty.
One of our guide books directed us to a spot just across the street from this grand piazza, which is a location always fraught with peril for “over touristy” restaurants. This one surprised. Yeah they had an all English menu, but the food was very good. Plus there was a special truffle menu that had some delicious items (one of which, sadly, I forgot to photo /cry).
Special caprese, with burrata instead of regular mozzarella.
Panzanella, bread, tomatoes, olive oil.
There was also a bresola with parmesan and white fresh truffles that I forgot to photo — but it was incredible.
Simple risotto with fresh truffles. This was fabulous too.
French fries for the kids.
A very tasty little lunch, proving that random (or semi-random) picks can work fairly often in Italy.
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