If Florence had diners (it doesn't), this would be the best diner in town. The short menu at the one-room eatery relies heavily on seasonal ingredients picked up daily at the market. Though the secondi are good, it's the antipasti and primi that really shine. The menu comes alive particularly during truffle and artichoke season (don't miss the grilled artichokes if they're on the menu). Locals rave about the tagliatelle ai porcini (with mushrooms); the fried eggs liberally laced with truffle might be the greatest truffle bargain in town. Ask for the menu in Italian, as the English version is much more limited. The short wine list has some great bargains, and note that if you opt to order bistecca, you'll jump to a higher price category.
Volta di San Piero 6/r, Florence, 50121, Italy
Jun 10, 2008
My husband and I ate here on a recent trip to Florence. The service was friendly and helpful. They helped us select an excellent local wine and made a special appetizer for us that wasn't on the menu. From what I could tell we were the only tourists in the place, which is always a good sign!