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A week in Florence and too many choices.

Last night two friends and I had a truly incredible meal - the best I've ever had in Florence, after several stints of living here - at La Bottega del Buon Caffe. Slightly more pricey than the average trattoria, but not too much, and so worth it. We especially recommend the tortino di pecorino and the cappelletti di burrata with sea urchin. Both incredible. The service is friendly and attentive, and the wine list has many reasonably priced options. Can't recommend it highly enough. http://www.labottegadelbuoncaffe.com/

Jul 19, 2013
Ingrid.g in Italy

Gelato in Rome, Florence & Venice?

Giolitti, agreed. Try the visciola (sour cherry) and riso (rice pudding) flavors. But choose your gusti wisely: on two separate occasions, I was told that my crazy combination was just not appropriate, that it would do horrible things to my stomach, and that I would have to choose a more reasonable grouping.

Jan 14, 2011
Ingrid.g in Italy

Good markets, street food, cheap eats in Venice?

My lunch standby is Bar ai Nomboli, in the sestiere of San Polo, near the San Toma vaporetto stop. The small sandwiches feature classically delicious combinations (warm gorgonzola and toasted walnuts, for example), and cost 3 euros. I usually order 2 or 3. They may be closed on Sundays, but it's worth checking out.

Jan 13, 2011
Ingrid.g in Italy