Bright flowers provide a dash of color at this classic Tuscan dining room, and stenciled designs on the ceilings add some whimsy. The wooden cupboards (now filled with wine bottles) lining the walls recall its past as a turn-of-the-19th-century grocery store. The menu, with four or five primi (first courses) and secondi (second courses), changes regularly, but almost always includes their classic malfatti all'osteria (ricotta and spinach dumplings
in a cream sauce). Desserts such as coni con mousse al cioccolato e gelato allo zafferano (two diminutive ice-cream cones with chocolate mousse and saffron ice cream) provide an inventive ending to the meal. When not vying for one of the outdoor tables, make sure to ask for one in the main downstairs room.