I adore this lovely Italian Trattoria just south of the river. All the locals head here for one of their simple but delicious dishes. And no wonder it has such a great reputation – the Pear & Asparagus Pasta (on the menu: Fiocchetti di pera in salsa di taleggio e asparagi) might be one of the best pastas I have ever had. You can sit outside on their terrace, which overlooks a little square. From here it’s a short stroll to the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens and Sante Spirito square and church, which are all worth a visit.
Via de’ Vellutiini 1,
Located in Piazza della Passera (or ‘Prostitute Square’)