Osteria Antica Mescita
Trattorias | Italian | San Niccolò Area
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An ancient Inn in the quarter of San Niccolò where you can even order only a glass of wine, with a dish of sliced salami and cheeses, toasted bread seasoned with garlic, olive oil and salt, “carpacci”. You can enjoy dishes of the best Florentine tradition.
Overall the Osteria is one of the few surviving examples of a typical Florentine public house. Here you can breathe the air of Old time traditional Florence; different size wine flasks and bottles resting on shelves, while very beautiful vintage photographs hang from the walls in memory of a past time dating back to over one hundred years ago, leaving its mark on the premises. The Prosperis' have always been passionate about good Tuscan traditional cuisine combined with quality w ine. The kitchen prepares new dishes daily with the best seasonal produce available on the market, thereby using only super fresh ingredients and top quality meats. Frozen foods are prohibited. The flavors, aromas and smells of the truthful Tuscan tradition are enhanced in dishes such as Ribollita (Bread, beans and black cabbage soup), Pappa al pomodoro (Bread tomato soup), Chickpeas and Porcini mushroom creamy soup, Florentine style tripe, Boar stew with herbs, Rabbit with a Vernaccia white wine sauce along with side dishes as White navy beans with garlic, tomato and sage (Fagioli all'uccelletto) or Farmer style potatoes to mention only a few. Each meal can be completed with a wide selection of cheeses, accompanied by fruit chutney or honey, fruit salad cooked in cinnamon and wine, chocolate semolina pie and ice cream with hot chocolate. Outdoor dining from March through November is available by the tables pleasantly located along street leading to Forte Belvedere and Piazzale Michelangelo.