“The other side of the river” is a good place to look for a restaurant in Florence. Away from the worst tourist traps. This place is not only across the river but “outside the city gate” as the name indicates.
It is not far though, just a five minutes walk from the Ponte alle Grazie bridge close to Santa Croce. Just outside the city gate, on a small street going uphill you find this small restaurant-café-bar on the right hand side.
The style is very straight-forward, simple café, no frills. You can choose from small dishes, bruschettas etc, a pasta dishes, and a few other things to. Again, noting complicated or sophisticated, but very well prepared simple food. The wine list is quite extensive also including wines from other parts of Italy – not only Toscana!
If you are lucky, and it is warm outside, you will find a place on the outside on the terrasse. The perfect place to go for a glass of wine (or a few) and something to eat when you just want to relax and don’t want to go gastronomic.
Enoteca Fuori Porta, Via Monte alle Croci 10r, 50125 Florence, ph 055 23 42 483, www.fuoriporta.com
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