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Oltrarno/Santo Spirito: Sant'Agostino 23

Via S. Agostino 23/R , Phone: 055 210208

Reviewed by: Pokey from MA, review #3223

When: 2009

Fun and friendly trattoria serving Tuscan food with a delightful twist!

Directions: across Ponte alla Carraia, Santo Spirito

SantAgostino23, photo by Mindy Smith

My friend Daniele, who grew up in the Oltrarno area of Florence, recommended this trattoria. Very good friends of his have owned it for about 3 or 4 years. Daniele had worked as a waiter for years in the same neighborhood so I value his opinion. He was spot on!

Having met Stefano and Gabriele earlier in the day, I made reservations for myself for later that evening. I arrived at 7:30PM and was quickly seated. this was on a Wednesday.

I began the evening with a delightful glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano (which they kindly did not charge me for). I also had a bottle of Panna S. Pellegrino (€2,50).

To start I had the special, fagottino di pasta fresca con ricotta e carciofi (€14,00). This was delicious and beautifully presented. It was in a thin pasta shell with the ricotta/artichoke filling. The pasta shell was delicately wrapped over the filling.

For my secondo I had a delicious and generous amount of grilled chicken breast, “tagliata pollo” (€14,00). The chicken was tender, moist and flavorful. I also had a side of homemade potato chips.

I did not have dessert.

Total, including coperto, was €33,00.

Colleen and I returned here (on my recommendation) on Friday evening.

We each got 1/4 liter vino della casa rosso e bianco. Colleen commented that the rosso was very smooth. Each 1/4 liter was only €3,00. The casa rosso was Colivicchi. Looking at my notes, evidently the 1/4 liter wasn’t enough as we each ordered another glass of wine!

Again, I had the Fagottino, just as delicious as the first time! Colleen enjoyed the spaghetti cacio burro e pepe (€9,00.)

We shared a flavorful and filling Ossobuho Reale con risotto allo zafferano e verdure del giorno! (€19,00.)

We did have a dessert, cheesecake that was melt in your mouth delicious!

Total for our meals, including coperto was €65,50.

I would recommend this friendly trattoria to anyone visiting (or living) in Florence!

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