Dining in one of Florence’s finest squares is a one-of-a-kind experience! Piazza Santa Maria Novella is a magnificent setting. Our restaurant “Al Fresco” is perfect for romantic dinners or an evening with friends, or even more formal occasions and work meetings!
As I wasn’t sure what to choose from the menu, I took the advice of our maître Pietro, and chose the sampler menu with two appetizers, two first courses, two second courses, and two desserts for €59 per person, including wine.
The dishes’ presentation was extremely elegant. All of the ingredients were seasonal.
A glass of prosecco to start off and warm up our evening…double appetizer: beef carpaccio and salmon carpaccio, both marinated in house in salt, sugar, and spices.
A glass of white wine came with the first course, which was a perfect accompaniment for the ricotta and spinach ravioli with asparagus cream and seafood tagliolini pasta. All the pasta was exclusively fresh!
The second course was excellent. A glass of red wine came with the sliced beef with beans “al fiasco” (a typical Tuscan cooking style) and salmon steak with cherry tomatoes, olives, and capers.
To finish, there was a glass of moscato with the double dessert: gingermarinated strawberries with green apple sorbet (a fabulous sweet-tangy combo), and mascarpone cream with limoncello and red berry sauce.
This is the perfect choice to spend a delightful evening with great food, great wine, and excellent company in a fairy-tale setting.