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Duomo: Al Sasso di Dante

Piazza delle Pallottole, 6r , Phone: 055/282113

Reviewed by: Amarena from NY, review #1955

When: 2006

Charming restaurant where you can dine with a view of the Duomo while enjoying some fabulous pasta!

Directions: Next to the Duomo

Fantastic small ristorante (more like a trattoria, though) in the shadow of the Duomo. They also have a few tables outside, which would be very pleasant.

This was the first dinner in Italy (ever!) for my mother, sister and niece, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice. The food was wonderful, as was the service. Our waitress was so kind and funny. We tried going back a second night, but they were packed... be sure to make reservations.

Between 5 of us we shared a canape sampler, which included chicken pate (I think I was the only one who enjoyed this, but my family tends to be less-adventureous eaters), olive pate, and tomato bruschetta (yummy! even in early March!) I wisely took our waitresses advice and ordered the gnocchi with gorgonzola and pistachio... Oh... my... God!! Creamy, hot, & super rich... like heaven inside your mouth! One of my sisters got the crepes with ricotta and spinach. I tasted them... very good as well, but I still won. My other sister got the risotto with veal and saffron... yummy!! My niece and my mother ordered salads, and they were clearly the losers this night. Can you believe that... ordering salad for you first dinner in Italy?!?

Between the 5 of us, we shared a tiramisu and a torta di Nonna. The torta di nonna was the winner here, but the tiramisu was also good. We shared a liter of wine and a bottle of water. Total for the 5 of us with service and cover charge was 71 euros.

I would love to return to Il Sasso di Dante!

Reviewed by: colleenk from MA, review #1354

When: 2004

Reasonably priced, family run restaurant in the shadow of the Duomo.

I tried to have a Sunday lunch here but it was packed with local families - always a good sign! I went back with a friend for a weekday lunch and had a very nice pasta dish with a cream sauce. Inexpensive to moderate prices with a decent house vino rosso.

Friendly service and a good selection of traditional Tuscan food. On a nice day, sitting on the patio with the Duomo as a backdrop would be most pleasant.

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