bistecca fiorentina

Voyage through the flavours of Florence

Vetrina Toscana a Tavola suggests Florentine restaurants that offer traditional dishes made with local products

Tuscany has a rich agricultural tradition with a variety of produce which is native to the region. Alongside the regions best known products are a number of lesser known specialties which are worth discovering. It is with this aim in mind that the Vetrina Toscana a Tavola network was created to promote local dishes made with local products. The restaurants which have joined the network offer traditional menus which rely on Tuscan olive oils and wines, meats and vegetables.

Florence boasts 134 trattorie, osterie and taverne that are members of the Vetrina Toscana a Tavola. From Borgo San Lorenzo to Montespertoli, from Certaldo to Vinci, there are numerous spots where you can sample traditional Tuscan fare. Each restaurant offers a unique tasting menu, but they all focus on traditional recipes and local wines.
From classics like ribollita and pappa al pomodoro, Florentine steak and tripe, to more particular dishes like stewed duck or pork in a vegetable sauce. Pasta and rice dishes range from traditional Tuscan ravioli with ragù to strozzapreti (a type of short pasta) with pork ragout and risotto made with porcini mushrooms. Many dishes focus on local products, like the savoury potato and red onion pie of Certaldo, the sbriciolana, cave aged pecorino with fig marmellade and soup made with zolfini beans.



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