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“heavenly lunch break”

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
Ranked #127 of 2,823 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Duomo
Reviewed January 17, 2013

great tuscan cold cuts...wild boar ham and wild boar sausage or freshly baked pizza? Up to you but do not miss out your wine experience in this palce.
Treat yourself to a glass of some of the most impressive wines produced by the Verrazzano estate: Sassello.
More: the wone list holds spectacular wines from the Verrazzano winery in the Chianti region.
enjoy it

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this spot near the Duomo. It's a hybrid of an enoteca, bakery and deli with friendly service and a delicious lunch selection of focaccia and sandwiches. Jonathan, the multilingual server (and manager, I assume) who's mentioned in a number of reviews, gave a detailed description of the menu in his Boston English while mixing in praise for his Red Sox (and digs at the Yankees). This was certainly startling in the heart of Florence, but it made us tourists feel comfortable, especially given the fact that they seat other parties at your table in the small dining room.

We enjoyed the platter of assorted and simple sandwiches, paired with wines that Jonathan picked out himself according to our preferences. Along the way we also got detailed descriptions about the wines, the associated winery, how he prepares the perfect espresso, how others do not, and so on. His passion for and pride in the food and wine is hard to miss, and it creates a pleasing experience, even if it's just a quick lunch while sightseeing.

There are one or two tables outside but they probably require a lengthy wait. The dining room is cramped and, as noted above, keep in mind they put multiple parties at each table if necessary.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The nearby restaurant being closed we went into this nice cantinetta. The focacios (sort of filled breads) are really excellent, so we had a quick and very enjoyable meal with the nice red Verrazzano wine. Servants are welcoming you very warmly and are quick to serve you. An experience you should not miss !

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Wonderful spot in Florence. It's not touristy like many other places. They have a bunch of different focaccia prepared or stuffed with different fillings. My favorite had peas and a cream sauce. We lazed for a few hours with wine and food on a hot summer afternoon. It was open in August too, which was nice.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Is one of the most famous wineyards in Tuscany and here you get chance to taste best wines with adequate supplementary food in central location. Food is somehow overpriced and doesnt fully match the wines quality. We found the foccacio tasteless. The cafe served was outstanding too! In general they are much better with drinks...

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