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Uffizi: Da Ganino

Piazza dei Cimatori , Phone: 055.214.125

Reviewed by: David from NY (moderator), review #50

When: 2001

Decent restaurant, not brilliant, centrally located close to the Piazza della Signoria.

Directions: Off of Via Dante Alighieri.

Good maccheroni con melanzane. Gnocchi al pesto floating in a sea of oil was potentially stomach-turning, were the gnocchi not so good. We asked for a bistecca alla fiorentina (to split between 2 because sometimes they’re so huge) to be cooked medium. It arrived seared on the outside, blue in the center – yum – raw meat! I sent it back to cook it just a bit so it would be closer to medium – I would have accepted medium-rare. It came back almost well done. Is there nothing between raw and ben cotto? Nevertheless it was tasty. I believe the Tuscans do like their meat on the rare side, but that was a bit ridiculous.

Nice tiramisu for dessert. Good wine list. We had a fantastic ’97 Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva. Moderately priced.

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