We were staying at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo and we came across this hidden gem through our phone's GPS map and decided to give it a go on our first night in Florence. We had a very lovely short walk along the river Arno from the hotel, and as we went inside the restaurant, it just lighten up to us this is going to be a great night. The restaurant's decor is very characteristic, with lots of wood, plants, and a range of vintage radio collection. The place wasn't too busy (we got there for about 8pm on a friday), and we were given a great table next to the window overlooking the river with an English menu. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the chef came out to say hello during half time and talks to his customers which's said a lot about the restaurant!
Both me and my fiance loved all the dishes, including the infamous bean soup, braised octopus with potato mash, tempura cod with vegetables, Tortelloni with beef ragu, and a very lovely crepes with lemon custard to share. The highlight for us was definitely the starters and the dessert, main dishes are very nice but only hope we have been more adventurous, especially if I wasn't pregnant coz I was too wary of what not to eat just in case. On top of these great dishes, my fiance had a big bottle of local beer (he said it's very very nice) and I had the probably the best orange juice I've ever had in my life so far. All come to a bill of 100euro, maybe a bit expensive comparing to some other restaurants in town but it's worth every penny!!! If we were to visit Florence again, definitely will go back!
PS: It seems to us that Italian starts dinner quite late around 8-9pm in general. So if you want to have a quiet dinner, try to arrive for 7-8pm, which will ensure you a good seat and before all other customers rushing in.
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