Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Odeon Bistro – Firenze

Odeon Bistro is one of those places where you can feel the air of 40s and 50s. I like the interior and the food is so delicious! The price is 10 EUR for a drink and unlimited buffet and the last time I was there I ate my favorite gnocchi, different salads, rise with chicken sauce, ribollita (typical Tuscan soup made with vegetables and bread), coccoli (fried bread dumplings), small pizzas and sandwiches and the waitress was constantly bringing more and more food! Odeon Bistro is next to the famous old beautiful cinema Odeon, so after having aperitivo why not seeing a nice movie? Odeon cinema is maybe the only cinema in Florence where you can see original version with subtitles in Italian.

Odeon Bistro address: Piazza degli Strozzi 8r, 50123 Firenze
Aperitivo price: 10 EUR
Aperitivo time: 19.00-22 h

Interior of Odeon Bistro

Closed terrace at Odeon Bistro

Odeon bistro aperitivo

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

All’Antico Vinaio – Firenze

The best sandwiches ever! Really! All’Antico Vinaio isn’t a place to make an aperitivo, but their sandwiches for only 5 EUR are the most delicious I have ever tried! And they are giant! The bread (foccacia) is always fresh and warm supplied by the restaurant (trattoria) just in front of the vinaio. The guys working there are always smiling and advising what suits best the meat you choose. If you are a vegetarian – no problem at all. You can have a vegetarian sandwich with different salsa, dry tomatoes, spicy eggplants, ruccola and so on. A glass of wine costs 2 EUR. It’s completely normal to wait 30 people long queue or even longer at lunch time to grab your sandwich. It’s a little bit pity there are only few chairs so everybody are standing, eating, drinking and chatting or just sitting on the street. Don’t miss All’Antico Vinaio!

All’Antico Vinaio address: Via dei Neri 65/R, Firenze
Closed: Sunday

A loooong queue at All'Antico Vinaio
Hard working guys at All'Antico Vinaio

A sandwich and wine at All'Antico Vinaio

Monday, 22 December 2014

D.O.C Donnini – Firenze

D.O.C Donnini is a gourmet aperitivo. The portions of meal are small, but delicious and the ambience is elegant and relaxed. The bar is next to a restaurant and the aperitivo price is 10 EUR. But if you want to feel the aristocratic atmosphere of local Italians, D.O.C Donnini is a must! I tried different types of cheese with delicious jams, octopus with potatoes, eggplants, tuna sandwiches. I would love to go back there also because it’s not so crowded like the other aperitivo bars.

D.O.C Donnini address Via del Proconsolo, 3, 50122 Firenze
Aperitivo price: 10 EUR
Aperitivo time: 18.00-20 h

D.O.C Donnini aperitivo
Wine and aperitivo at D.O.C Donnini

D.O.C Donnini interior

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rifrullo – Firenze

Rifrullo is a great place to take aperitivo in the summer. There is a big garden, so it is really lovely to enjoy your evenings out in Florence. The aperitivo price is 10 EUR and the buffet is quite rich. I’ve been there in winter too for a great party of Couchsurfing for St. Valentine’s Day. Rifrullo is situated in a small piazza with many trattoria pizzeria and gelateria and near my favorite Giardino delle Rose, so it could be just a stop for a coffee during the day.

Rifrullo address: Via San Niccolò, 55r, Firenze
Aperitivo price: 10 EUR
Aperitivo time: 19.00-22 h

Rifrullo aperitivo
Rifrullo garden