Tucked away in a tiny piazzetta just off the main Ponte Vecchio-Palazzo Pitti tourist drag, this bright, modern squeeze of a wine bar specialises in wines by small, lesser-known producers from all over Italy. Tempting snacks include fabulous cheeses and cold meats plus a choice of melting crostone, a kind of rustic open sandwich toasted under the grill. Try the one with salsiccie tartuffato, melted cheese tooped with truffle-infused sausage.
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Wine Tasting at Le Volpi e L'Uva
Photo taken from a guided wine tasting at quite possibly the best enoteca wine bar smack dab in the historical center. The owners despite having massive success have not swayed from providing quality service, purely authentic typical products bursting with flavor and a truly handpicked wine selection by on staff somms. Not to miss. Tip: Make a reservation in advance in order to ensure a table when you want it. They have a wine shop too should you want to take a bottle home with you.
Le Volpi e l'Uva may be well discovered by guidebooks, but being tucked away in a back piazza those that arrive are determined to find it. I have been there many times when there were many travelers and just as many times as filled with Italians.
My usual is either crostone with speck and honey or the 'ndjua spicy sausage. The entire crostone menu can be a light meal or apertivo.
If you're looking for a fast get away, I advise you sit inside at the bar. If you just want to sit and enjoy, call ahead and reserve a table.
Don't limit yourself to the wines in the printed menu. Many wines are on the shelf and can be purchased and served.
This intimate wine bar specializes in smaller, little-known producers from all over Italy, so it’s a good place to try something new. Sit on high stools at the bar—or on the terrace in warmer weather—and feast on the delicious snacks that include crostoni, toasted sandwiches with truffle sausage and cheeses.