Fodor's Expert Review Osteria delle Belle Donne

$ Santa Maria Novella Italian

Down the street from the church of Santa Maria Novella, this gaily decorated spot, festooned with ropes of garlic and other vegetables, has an ever-changing menu and stellar service led by the irrepressible Giacinto. The menu offers Tuscan standards, but shakes things up with alternatives such as sedani con bacon, verza, e uova (thick noodles sauced with bacon, cabbage, and egg); when avocados are ripe, they're on the menu, too (either with cold boiled shrimp or expertly grilled chicken breast). If you want to eat alfresco, request a table outside when booking—and remember to save room for dessert.

Italian Tuscan Casual Lunch Dinner Service $

Quick Facts

Via delle Belle Donne 16/r
Florence, Tuscany  50123, Italy

055-2382609

www.casatrattoria.com

Known For:
  • Seasonal ingredients
  • Many dishes not typical of Tuscany
  • Dessert

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