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“This is how my ideal lunch place should be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piatti e Fagotti

Piatti e Fagotti
Via delle Fontanelle 3/9/11, 50133 Fiesole, Italy
0555276764
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Ranked #18 of 44 Restaurants in Fiesole
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sweden
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“This is how my ideal lunch place should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Piatti&Fagotti is an excellent lunch place. Maybe not for everyday lunch, because of the relatively high price (relatively for a lunch place) and due to the fact it is easy to indulge too much in sampling the menu! Now the actual review.
The place is very tight, the tables are crammed and the atmosphere is jovial, on the loud side. My opinion is that this is part of the style of this place and I did not get upset by eating so close to strangers. The bathroom was spotless and exquisitely furnished.
The personnel is absolutely fantastic, friendly and witty and, of course, knowledgeable about the food.
I am Italian but not from Tuscany (Lombardy) and the menu is an extremely interesting cultural experience. It is a concentrate of opportunities to taste traditional and tasty dishes I only had heard about before. I had "pappa al pomodoro", "tortelli di patate al ragu" and beef tartare. As far as I can say all well made. The impression is really that of homemade "mother" tasty food. The only (small) minus is perhaps an excess of orange zest and flavors in the tartare, which was an interesting interpretation anyways.
So: do not hesitate, just go there!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Died and gone to Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Beyond our wildest expectations! Brilliant on all fronts. Food, atmosphere, staff....... Lovely touches like cushions set out on the wall for you while you wait for your table, sip wine and nibble on the free freshly made apperitivi. Nibbles were - fried thin polenta topped with chicken livers, meat croquettini, crostini with tomato.
They also have a tiny deli of restaurant made food to take away.
My melanzane della parmigiana was brilliant!
A brilliant secret little restaurant which will be my first stop when I return to Tuscany.
NB its actually in San Domenico which is at the base of the hill Fiesole sits on.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Simple and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Nice little place with (daily or weekly?) changing menu, excellent food, great service. (I think it is only open for lunch, not sure whether it is open at the weekend).

Visited July 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, a restaurant you must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

The restaurant is small and looks like two sitting rooms of a house have been knocked together to create the restaurant. No more than half a dozen dining tables all told. However the food is fresh and very well prepared - nothing out of a can here.

Its easy to miss the restaurant as one drives along the main road from Firenze to Fiesole but I was glad I spotted it.

My wife enjoyed the vegetarian lasagne which was fresh and moist. I had the carbonara with lots of fresh bacon!

It was not too expensive - about 8 euros a dish which is the going rate in Florence.

What we liked was the freshness of the ingredients in the food which delighted our taste buds.

This is a great restaurant and one you should visit on your trip to Florence.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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