We ate here based on a recommendation from a friend in the United States. We had our hotel make a reservation for us upon our arrival for our first night in Florence. Getting in was no problem.
The location is convenient, the decor is nice and the staff was very friendly on our arrival.
The wine list is great. It's not very big, but it has standout wines at great prices (by US standards). The waiter was very knowledgeable of wine and made a great recommendation for us. Almost every wine was available by the glass. I ended up finishing the night with one of their most expensive Supertuscans at 25EUR glass of wine. I believe the bottle price for that wine was 160EUR so the glass price was a great value! Don't worry though, there were many great bottles in the 25-50 EUR area which by US standards is a bargain for this quality.
Our food was incredible, every dish was of exceptional quality. We had a diverse meal which included fresh cheeses, artichokes, mushrooms, veal and dessert. All were remarkable. The cost of our meal for two was very affordable considering the quality. We spent the same amount at other restaurants in Florence and didn't enjoy them as much as this place.
The only thing I would caution is that a 10% gratutity was added automatically to our bill. Coming from the US, this isn't offensive to me, but perhaps some European visitors might be a bit disappointed by that. I will also say the pace of the meal was a bit quicker than typical European high end restaurant experiences. However, we slowed the pace down and the staff was fine with that.
Since this was our first meal in Florence, we spoke about the restaurant to various tour guides. The tours were wine and food based, so the guides are knowledgeable of wine. Both tour guides commented how this place is so expensive. They made other recommendations of "better" places, but both of the recommendations we took from them were no where near the quality of food/wine than this place. Furthermore, the price of eating at the other recommendations came out to be about the same as here for similar types/volume of food.
While it might not be a "locals" place, for international customers, it is first rate, and I highly recommend it. I'll definitely visit this place again upon returning to Florence; it'll be the only dinner restaurant I'll revisit given my other experiences.
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