My husband and I had just arrived in Vienna for the first time tired and hungry, and after wandering around for a while decided on Firenze Enoteca - without especially high expectations.
Housed within the Hotel Firenze It is a typically old fashioned Italian restaurant with aspirations of grandeur - dated decor,(frescoes, statues and columns), black and white clad waiters, starched tablecloths and napkins folded in fans. There is a central table from which anti pasti are served, as well as a large haunch of prosciutto which is carved to order.
We were seated at quite a small table for two, but our waiter immediately brought over a smaller table which he inserted between our table and the next thus giving us much more space - which was a nice touch. The complimentary breads were varied and delicious.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of our meals. The portions are huge - we shared a prosciutto with melon which frankly could have fed two or three people easily as an appetiser. My husband had a meltingly tender, perfectly cooked medallion of pork with a delicious creamy mushroom sauce and house-made buttered tagliatelli (he is not normally a fan of pasta but ate every skerrick of his tagliatelli and declared it delicious), and I had veal saltimbocca with prosciutto and sage, accompanied by rosemary potatoes and spinach (which had been lightly wilted with garlic and pine nuts). My veal was a touch overcooked for my taste, but otherwise all the components of the meal were excellent.
The menu is extensive. I noticed that pastas and risottos were offered in small and large portions - my advice would be go for the small size, as I said all the servings were extremely generous. I saw a few heading for other tables and they looked great. Based on my husband's comments on his tagliatelli I would certainly return and have pasta another time.
I can't really comment on the wines as my husband drank only one glass of house white (bianco bianco) and I had a large bottle of mineral water. The winelist appeared extensive - and some of the offerings were very highly priced (euro three figures).
We were totally satisfied by the time we finished, and with a bill coming in at Euro 61 for bread, one shared appetiser and two main courses, one glass of wine and a large mineral water I would consider this restaurant to be very moderately priced for the quality and quantity of food.
The two waiters who served us were attentive without being obsequious, and spoke excellent English and Italian as well as German.
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