Best Bites of Florence #2: Trattoria San LorenzoMonday, August 11, 2014
This is the 9th post in my Best Bites of Italy series, a round-up of the best eats during my 2 week trip through Rome, Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre. Previous posts include... Rome: highlighting Renato e Luisa, La Gelateria del Teatro, Fried Artichokes at Giggetto, La Pizza del Teatro in Rome and Osteria Le Mani in Pasta (truffle heaven!); Venice: Osteria Alla Frasca and Cip Ciap Pizza; and Florence: Uscio e Bottega.
So the next few nights, I became paranoid when picking a place for dinner. To the point that I started annoying myself because I was getting hangry and couldn't just pick a place. Am I the only one who gets like this? I'm already terrible at making restaurant decisions (food FOMO I'm telling you), but this just really escalated my indecision. J's so sweet and usually lets me choose what I want. I suspect it's because he doesn't want to be responsible for the wrath of Shelly eating bad food.
Started with prosciutto and bufala mozzarella plate that made me believe that all tomatoes and olives in Italy are supposed to taste this fresh. None of that bland tomatoes you find sometimes in supermarkets here.
But the star of the night was thus Lasagna Bolognese. The lasagna was layered to perfection, with the noodles perfectly al dente. But what I really loved about this lasagna was the bolognese that had just the right amount of milk in it that helped balance with the tomato and meat ragu. It is just what I expected lasagna in Italy to be like. I can only dream of making something this good at home.
We finished the meal off with tiramisu, my fave. I'm starting to see a pattern here and might have to switch things up the next time I go to Italy. Have to expand my dessert horizons!
My final note, how unreal does this city look? Looks like we're walking on a movie set in LA, but I promise you that it's all real.
Trattoria San Lorenzo | Trip Advisor
Piazza San Lorenzo 33/r, 50123 Florence, Italy