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Buca dell'Orafo

28 Via dei Girolami
| +39 055 213619
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A Delicious Hole in the Wall Florence  Italy

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Mon - Sat 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Tue - Sat 12:30pm - 2:30pm

A Delicious Hole in the Wall

Located a few steps away from the Ponte Vecchio in what was at one time a medieval palace, this restaurant serves a traditional menu of dishes made with regional ingredients. Their beef is sourced from a farm in the Maremma countryside and the wine list highlights Tuscan producers. Even the restaurant’s name is a nod to the local culture—orafo means "goldsmith," and this neighborhood was where gold workshops were once located. Start with Tuscan white beans drizzled with olive oil, with a serving of fennel salami, then move on to the pasta course. (The taglierini ai piselli freschi, pasta with fresh peas, is particularly good in season.) For dessert, try the pear slow-cooked in wine or cantucci cookies dipped into vin santo, a strong sweet wine.