San Jose (California)
Any recommendations for a great local place to eat in Florence?
We loved this local place called Trattoria Sostanza in Santa Maria Novella. We came here on the recommendation of a local Florentine woman and we could have walked passed it as it just looks a bit like a hole in the wall. But as you walk in , the ambience is very friendly and local -- we have seen older gentlemen together, local families and dates and they all seem to know exactly what to order. Their butter chicken and specialty dessert torta cake with berries is light and fresh and so familiar that we had to order another one. The Florentine steak looked to be a favorite as well.
Mercato Centrale Market is a great indoor market with all sorts of food. Lots of local specialties.
I like Yellow Bar in the central area, fresh salads and good pizza and relatively reasonable prices.