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Santa Croce: Trattoria Baldovino

Via San Guiseppe 22/r , Phone: 055.241773
www.baldovino.com
Closing day: Monday

Reviewed by: Elizabethwix from USA, review #3613

When: 2010

Inventive Tuscan dining with a Modern Twist

Directions: Just near S.Croce

One of our favorite Florentine restaurants.

Super friendly attentive service.

All fresh very local produce with lots of veggies.I had homemade hummus and egg plant dips followed by wild boar sausage with creamy mashed potatoes. My husband had a delicious asparagas/chicken/bacon combo.

Great red house wine.

The staff really care that you enjoy your meal and want to return. We will!


Reviewed by: Pauline from NM (moderator), review #39

When: 2002

Nice restaurant in the Santa Croce area. Open for lunch and dinner. Recommended in the Faith Willinger book.

Directions: Santa Croce area.

We had a wonderful lunch here in September 2002.

We had dinner twice here in September 1999. Great pasta dishes, wonderful place, but pizza is too rich and cheesy. We ate there twice; first night pasta dishes, second night pizza. It gets very crowded.


Reviewed by: Julie from GA, review #40

When: 2001

"La Moderna Cucina Italiana". We enjoyed our meal.

"La Moderna Cucina Italiana". It had the very "designed" feeling of restaurants I enjoy here in Atlanta. I think the menu was in Italian, but our waiter was very nice and spoke English.

We enjoyed our meal. We started with a Tuscan antipasti of mixed salami, duck liver pate crostini, tomato/basil crostini, and a soft strong cheese I now forget the name of. We were quite tired so then only had a primi piatti. Bill had a pizza with olives, and prosciutto. I had a risotto with squash blossoms. Mine was a tad bland, but very creamy and smooth; I liked Bill's pizza. With a bottle of Tuscan wine (Le Volte Sauvagnon-Cabernet '99), and two coffees to end, our meal was 86,500L. The wine we got was very inexpensive, but the waiter was really cool about decanting it for us when I asked.

The owner also has two other places on Via San Giuseppe - Enoteca Baldovino Wine Shop & Bar, & Cantinetta Francescano for traditional Tuscan cuisine. Another location, Beccofino Ristorante Wine Bar is across the river near S Spirito.

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