Look for the Birdcage to Experience Culinary Excellence
If you weren't sure what you were looking for, you might miss Marco Stabile's restaurant Ora d'Aria on Via dei Georgofili.
The hint of a large birdcage peeking through a tall window in an expansive wall otherwise almost completely unadorned is all that alerts you to the presence of greatness.
White Saarinen tulip chairs are the next thing you see once you've decided to explore past the birdcage and while the dining room both upstairs and down is not elaborate, it is perfectly suited to allow Marco's food to be the true showpiece.
For that, it is.
Though his cuisine is not traditionally Tuscan, nor are all of his ingredients, what Chef Stabile creates in his kitchen is a delight that after years finally won over the hearts of wise Florence residents and every visitor who does enough research to find out that a meal at Ora d'Aria is a must when in the capital city of Tuscany.
Leave room for dessert and be sure to enjoy Acqua Panna or S.Pellegrino with your expertly chosen wine.
Looking to save a little while still experiencing culinary excellence? Ora d'Aria is also open for lunch.