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“Great place for a bite after touring the Duomo and area”
Review of Panini Toscani

Panini Toscani
Ranked #5 of 3,011 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
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Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: Panini Toscani is a paninoteca (sandwich shop) offering high quality traditional Tuscan products in the shade of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the "Duomo di Firenze". The venue, with fourteenth-century vaulted ceilings and columns, is located in an ancient horse stable: a genuine corner of medieval Florence. In our paninoteca you can assemble your panino (sandwich, or, literally translated: "little bread"), choosing among several varieties of bread (like, for example, Tuscan bread, Tuscan flatbread, with olives, with walnuts...) and a few typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses, not to mention a selection of vegetables, which you can also make your vegetarian sandwich from. We'll help you choose the ingredients for your best-of-class panino by making you taste our cured meats and cheeses and explaining quality and virtues of each and every product. You will be able to pair your panino with a good glass of Tuscan wine, while inside our shop or sitting at the tables outside, in the magnificent sight of the Duomo. It is of the utmost importance, for us, to offer high quality products and freshly baked bread. In very crowded days, like in the weekends, it may happen that we run out of bread before closing time: we apologize for the inconvenience in case of such unfortunate circumstance. You can eat your panino at your ease sitting at our tables. We just kindly ask you to leave your seat for other guests when you are finished. And, if you have tried our authentic Tuscan panini, and you have liked them... please, leave here your review! Dear customers, Panini Toscani is very keen to thank all of you for your daily wonderful comments and thanks to those, we are very proud to keep offering you the best of Tuscany food flavour. Our mainly aim is offering the quality of the street food and drinks, considering that is the best way to show how the food and drinks could be a pleasure for the human being. We are daily committed in keeping the range between quality and price of our products as high as possible, but unfortunately we are in front of a choice: lowering down the quality or raising a bit the price of it... so consequently our decision goes for the second choice because we believe in the quality of our food and drinks. We again thank you all for your understanding. Panini Toscani
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I read prior reviews and knew what to expect.
If this is your first visit, they will give you small samples of 3 different meats and 3 cheeses. You then choose a bread, meat and cheese for your panini. They have a lot of other items to add and it might take you a minute or two to decide which you want. They are included. I had some roasted peppers, greens, tomato and zucchini on mine. We sat outside on the curb. They have a few outdoor tables but they were full. That was ok as it added to the experience. Great place and food!

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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I had to try this place and I'm so glad I did!
Lunch time it can be quite busy, so I recommend going in the afternoon, when the line is non-existent and the tables are free. I had a great time being told about the history of the cheese and meat selection available and being able to try everything.
The people who work there are always so friend and really helpful when you're stuck in creating your panini (trust me - there might only be a few cheese and meat available but choosing which one is difficult because they're all so good!).

1  Thank Natalie C
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

I needed a friendly person due to some card/banking problems and the young woman behind the counter was warm and friendly and made me feel better without even knowing it. Yes the sandwiches were delicious, but my experience was the overall.
Right next door to the tourist crowded Duomo. They have toilets downstairs and free WiFi. Support this place - even if by the evidence of the reviews they don't need it.

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1  Thank Janette M
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our panini very much. They first let you sample 3 cheeses and 3 different types of meat and then they let you choose what you want on it. It's clever and efficient. It's great if you don't want to spend to much money on eating by the Duomo or if you simply don't have hours to waste away.
We had 2 glasses of wine and 2 panini for €18. Which is by no means cheap but after all your paying for location.

1  Thank livyells
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

A very little place with a great quality of typical food and local wine, for the right price.
You must enter in small group, because before your lunch the owner offers you a tasting of his products so you can choose which kind of ham or cheese only after have try it!
The "Finocchiona" is very good and also the fresh pecorino is the top.

Thank Valerio D
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