Il Chicco di Caffè
Via della Chiesa, 16/r, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Sun - Sat 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
Lunch at Lola'sThis authentic neighborhood bar, Il Chicco di Caffè (aka Lola’s), is run by Maurizio whose Mom, Lola, cooks for a truly egalitarian mix of local artisans, staff from the nearby Gucci headquarters, students and people like me (I live next door!) at lunchtimes. The place is always packed, so be prepared to wait for satisfying pasta dishes, succulent meat mains and great seasonal veg sides. No frills here, but prices are rock bottom and there’s a cool buzz about the place.