Trattoria Za Za, located near Mercado was a serendipitous discovery. The space is cavernous - dining areas seem to endlessly connect from one to another from the moment you walk in the door. Each room or nook is cozy - the traditional terra cotta or blue colored walls with period paintings/pictures and sconces lend an old world feel.
The patient staff speak many languages and were even able to communicate with an Asian couple seated next to me who painfully did not speak anything but their native tongue.
Menu is extensive with many options. Meat is a popular item. My mixed cheese plate appetizer was the perfect selection of hard and soft cheeses. I suggest you ask for crackers or non-traditional Florentine bread, as the local stuff (at any restaurant) is made w/o salt and thus tastes like dust (I image - I've never eaten dust).
The main course was right amount of sea bass and grilled vegetables 'Za Za style.' Maybe it meant cold, because the vegetables were flavorful, but lukewarm.
Order the table wine, it's inexpensive and delicious! Dessert was an amazing custard w/light cherry sauce and espresso (naturally).
Overall ratings: food 4/5, service 5/5, experience is 5+5. I would return.
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