We discovered Trattoria Borgo Antico in Florence 5 years ago after finishing a walking tour in Piazza di Santo Spirito, right in front of the Santo Spirito Basilica and were really looking forward to going back there.
We went back in fact for a dish that I love there and was kind of déjà vu: the linguine alle vongole or linguine with clams in a white sauce. There are few things I need for this dish to be successful: pasta well cooked, lots of well cleaned clams (who likes to chew on sand?) and the right amount of sauce (and of course a good sauce). Well I got all of that to the point that we went a second time to that place that is not just for tourists, our friend Allan who lived in Florence for the past three years mentioning it when we asked for good places to dine at.
Jodi, each time, got the margarita pizza: simple and good, I admit though that for me it was fine, nothing extraordinary compared to the other pizza I had in other places.
Not surprisingly, I had a Spritz with my meal, the popular Summer drink in Europe where it seems to be proposed everywhere. For sure, in Florence, you see signs for it, restaurants proposing cheap prices for a cocktail that sometimes seems cheap but is in fact too diluted. Not at Borgo Antico.
Lunch is quieter than dinner there and I enjoyed people watching with a nice espresso. Relaxing. So I guess Borgo Antico will be like a pilgrimage for us when we go to Florence. I love it and surely recommend it.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Borgo Antico - Piazza Santo Spirito, 6-red, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy