Best food I've eaten in Italy!
Posted on 05 / 06 / 2015
Since arriving in Italy I feel like I look like a loaf of bread! I have been filling up on mostly bread due to eating fairly bland tasting food at most of the places we have eaten. To be fair we have only travelled through Rome and Sicily so far, but I am a total foodie and really missing some delicious, as well as nourishing food since arriving in Italy!
We checked into our hostel today and looked up veggie restaurants in Florence.. while I was a little disappointed by Rome, I thought Florence might raise the bar.. We found this place was less than 5 minute walk from our hostel so decided to head there for a late lunch.
We arrived at 2.30 - half hour before the kitchen closed - and the place was still relatively busy from the lunch crowd. The waiter asked if we had a reservation - I replied that we didn't and he said no worries he would just need to clean off a table. We waited a couple of minutes then were taken to our table. The restaurant has bookshelves filled all the way around and has a lovely ambience with artwork all around too - I really love it!
Looking through the menu, there didn't seem a huge amount of vegan options, but I wasn't too worried as all the meals I saw coming out looked amazing. I decided to try the asparagus & green bean flatbread as the chickpea, fennel, celery & dill salad. Both wonderful choices! They were super delicious and also nourishing - you could taste the good quality of the ingredients - and this is what I love a bout good veggie food! My boyfriend ordered a tomato pasta dish and really enjoyed his too and he really loved the chickpea fennel salad too!
Prices are pretty cheap - well we thought so after being in Rome.. 6 Euro for a big salad and 7 Euro for each of our meals.
We heard the place gets booked out so booked a table for the following night. As we are from Australia we eat dinner a lot earlier than most Italians so we booked for 7pm - which turned out to be a great idea as when we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant and there were candles and beautiful laid tables it felt so private and lovely. The staff were wonderful and the food was wonderful again. The only dish I was a little disappointed with was the fettucini with spring greens & lemon - I found it a little bland. Everything else - flatbreads, salads, wine - delicious!
Highly recommend for a delicious and nourishing veggie meal in Florence! Just make sure you book if you go at regular meal times as I think they get very busy! :)
Food! :), Decor & Ambience, Location
Vegan items not labelled, Fettucini w lemon and greens