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La Bottega del Buon Caffè

  • Cellini Map It
  • Oltrarno
  • Italian

Known for

  • Farm to table
  • Cutting-edge fare
  • Stupendous wine list

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

It translates to "The Shop of Good Coffee," which may be the biggest understatement in the Florentine dining scene. This recently relocated restaurant (it used to be outside the centro storico) is a symphony in gustatory pleasures in a room with exposed sandy brick walls and high, luminous windows. Executive chef Antonello Sardi is young and gifted, as is his ace brigade. The restaurant has an organic farm in the Tuscan countryside, and most of the fruit, vegetables, herbs, and honey on the menu is sourced from there. À la carte possibilities include code ai scampi scottate, crudo di gamberi rosso su crema di zucchine biologiche e salsa all'arancia (two different kinds of shrimp—one cooked, one raw—on a creamy organic zucchini and orange sauce) and terrific pastas. Two tasting menus, however, might be the way to go. Service is attentive and unobtrusive, making a meal here memorable.

Restaurant Information


Lungarno, Cellini, 69/r, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy

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Published 06/20/2007


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