A quick lunch in Florence - Tried and tested for you!
We arrive in Florence with the tram in the morning and we have an appointment for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in the early afternoon.
We arrive in Florence with the tram in the morning and we have an appointment for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in the early afternoon. We (my friends and I) stroll around Florence, trying to avoid the very central streets. When luch time approaches, we look for a place for a quick
lunch. There are plenty of opportunities.
The menù at "Pane e Toscana", also in English, is clear and informative We try to avoid places with a guy at the front that enthusiastically pushes you in (just smile and go elsewhere), we're not tourists, we're locals! We are all foodies and we must find a solution that can be good for the girls, too. We are in Borgo Albizi and, at 31R "Pane e Toscana" inspires us. There's not a lot of people in line, we are here just at the right time!
My sandwich (I refuse to call it kebab!) is prepared right in front of my eyes Just in front of it there is the fryer "Frixium" that the girls seem to like. So each of us adults takes something from "Pane e Toscana" and we can keep an eye on them! The menu is enticing, the ingredients can be put into a sandwich (panino) or a focaccia. I choose a piadina, unusual for Tuscany as it origins from Romagna, with porchetta, sliced tomato, pecorino cheese and onion (no mayonnaise for me, thanks). On the menu it is called "Kebab* del Chianti".
My piadina, kebab del Chianti For 5 euros I get a generous-sized piadina that I eat with gusto. So much gusto that, while I sit on one of the benches outside the eatery, I find myself recommending the place to some German tourists! There is also a small group of runners from the Dee Jay Ten Florence race, but they do not need my encouragement! We have seen that, on our way back to Via del Proconsolo, there is a small Carrefour supermarket and we decide to buy there some bottles of water (50 cents for an half-liter bottle). * I used to eat kebab when I was a student in Dublin. I was 20 and I had to discover the world. Now I prefer to eat local!