For our first dinner in Florence, we did not have any plan and decided to look for a restaurant near the Piazza Del Duomo, where the impressive cathedral, built in 1296 through 1436 was standing.
But I was already sure we would dine there because of few dishes I saw and the fact that they make their own pasta, not that it is uncommon in Florence.
It is not a big place and it filled up fairly quickly with tourists. I was hoping at that point that this was not one of those tourist traps...And it was not.
To start of, I ordered a Zuppeta cozze e Vongole, that is mussels and clams.
It was very good, the sauce being extremely tasty. In the bottom of the plate, submerged by the sauce was a piece of bread that I could not ignore. It started well!
For the main dish, Jodi ordered a seared tuna, a dish called Tonno agli aroma mediterranei.
Quite good, I was surprised to see that it did not come with any side.
On my side, I ordered the tagliatelle al ragù, the first of the series during my trip... This was delicious, the ragù being very flavorful and comforting. I definitely recommend it!
To go with my pasta, I ordered a glass of chianti "Poggio al ripe" Tenuta S. Martino 2008:
It was a good start for our vacation in Florence: the food was good as well as the service. Although mainly frequented by tourists, this is a nice and fairly priced place.
Il Caminetto Ristorante
via dello Studio 34r
50100 Florence, Italy
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