The Buccioni family’s simple trattoria has been around since 1956 and has essentially changed very little since then. Located just outside Porta San Frediano, the old western gate into the city, it enjoys almost cult status these days with Florentines who revel in the sort of timeless atmosphere that is very hard to find in this tourist-riven city. Tables spread with plastic cloths are laid out around a large room with brick arches; you may be asked to share, but that makes it all the more convivial. The menu, typed daily on an old Olivetti, lists the ‘piatti del giorno’; homely, traditional dishes such as pasta e fagioli (thick bean and pasta soup), roast faraona (guinea fowl) and baccalà (salt cod) in tomato sauce. The house wine is as rustic as the place itself and the prices rock bottom. A delight.
Trattoria SabatinoA taste of Florence beyond the tourists
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