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“Troppo bello - don't miss it!”
Review of Trattoria La Biritullera - CLOSED

Trattoria La Biritullera
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Troppo bello - don't miss it!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Good food, good service, honest people, relaxed atmosphere. I loved every minute of my dinner. I had the onion soup and the Gamberone alle melanzane. The latter were arranged like wheel spokes, the tails peeled and carefully wrapped with thin aubergine slices. As if they had just come out of the shower. Adorable!

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nothing special.”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

First of all, I'm not acquainted with Sardinian cooking, but in this place the food was quite poor for Italian standards. The starters were poor, the "culurgiones" looked like an average dish of ravioli, and tasted like one. The "seadas" was very good indeed, but I must point out that a single course can barely change my opinion of the service. The owner is kind and friendly, but the place is really nothing special. Definetly too expensive, too.

  • Visited March 2012
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Florence, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit expensive”
Reviewed February 5, 2010

Good food, sardinian cuisine, ask for the "porceddu" when you call to book, it is fantastic.
The prize is not bad, but it could be cheaper.
The owners are nice but they try to push you on what to eat.

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New York City
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Sublime Sardinian (Italian) cuisine”
Reviewed December 3, 2009

This was the most amazing dining experience I have had in many years!
The small restaurant is run by two brothers - one cooks, while the other deals with the customers and their needs. The food is authentic Sardinian cuisine in its execution and presentation.

The ambiance is relaxed and homey, but professional in every aspect.
Although there are menus, the serving brother (I forget his name) sat down at the side of the table and explained what dishes were possible that evening, depending on seasonal availability. (It was November.)

Bread was brought to the table. It was the first time we had ever tasted the traditional Carta de musica - iterally, music paper. It's a thin, crisp, circular flatbread. (Also called pane carasau by inlanders and pane fresa by coastal inhabitants of Sardinia.)

There were six of us and we decided to start with the carpaccio of bacalao over sautéed vegetables. The tender white slices of fish were dressed with olive oil and a few capers, and arranged on top of thinly sliced and sauteed zucchini, artichokes, and leeks. The plates had been warmed to maintain a contrast between the warm vegetables and the cooler carpaccio.

Two of us ordered the gamberettos (large prawns) with eggplant, one ordered squid with vegetables served in a thick green vegetable broth with beans, and two ordered bottarga (silver mullet roe that has been dried and sliced paper thin) over artichokes. Each meal was delicately flavored and artistically presented. Another couple in the restaurant had called the day before to reserve the mussels.

Dessert was a sublime ricotta pie with a hazelnut crust, a chocolate cake, and some chewy almond cookies (slightly drier, but similar in texture to macaroons). Some of us had coffees to accompany the cakes.

We were offered Mirtu to end the meal. This is a potent after-dinner digestive made from myrtle berries. It has an herbal flavor and is delicious. The perfect end to a fabulous meal.

Location: north of Florence between the Fortress of San Giovanni Battista (Fortezza da Basso) and the Careggi Hospital.

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