We were on our honeymoon in florence and my wife found this very special restaurant here on trip advisor. We booked through the online booking and good job we did as it was a monday night and still absolutely packed and its a big restaurant, which is always a good sign.
hen we walked in i saw the size of the bistecca alla florentina and WOW , i knew i was going to have a good night !
We had to wait a few minutes for our table but while we were waiting they gave us complimentary prosecco. and this was just the start of the number of complimentary items we were given.
Before our primi we were also given a huge plate of these savoury style doughnut/deep fried bread which were annoyingly delicious as we were filling up before we even began our meal haha. we then shared the sea bass/branzini carpaccio , and then mushroom and black truffle tortellini which were both amazing. Then my wife had a fillet steak which was HUGE (good news for me) and i had the roasted squab (baby pigeon) . both were delicious.
we were so full so couldnt manage dessert but we were then given complimentary italian biscuits and large glass of dessert wine and showed by our waiter (who was amazing throughout, great fun and tentative) how to properly dunk the biscuits into the dessert wine. He then also gave us a couple of large glasses of some homemade bay leaf cello digestive which was delicious (nicer than lemon cello) . We had already had an amazing evening and then giovanni the owner comes over and asks who has the squab and gives me a painted china plate as well ! and all of these freebies were before we had even told them it was our honeymoon !
I would go back to this restaurant in a heartbeat and cant wait to return. really was one of the best restaurant experiences weve ever had for food , atmosphere and amazing service, we even had our photos with our waiter and giovanni at the end haha. cant wait to go back to get the bistecca florentine and many other dishes. so many delieicious dishes to choose from. If you are in florence you have to eat here !
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