Io - Osteria Personale di Matteo Fantini
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- Io - Osteria Personale di Matteo FantiniMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewNov 05, 2013
You won't find a drop of red sauce at this charming modern Italian spot but what you will find is delicious inventions made with local ingredients and served with impeccable presentation.
The tempura zucchini flowers stuffed with mozarella and served with tomato sorbet were exceptional. I couldn't help but feel a little sad when I had my last bite of the chocolate crumble mousse served with strawberries and balsamic gelato.
The 4 course tasting menu is easy on the budget at 40 Euro. The owner, Matteo, is a charmer and I'd highly recommend having him choose your wine from the long list of niche local producers on the menu.
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, Osteria Personal is a pleasant 15-20 min walk from the historic center of Florence. Off the beaten path but popular with those in the know. I found this spot through an Italian friend who was emphatic that I go there.Recommended for: