Ristorante Osteria Pepò is one of the best kept secrets of the San Lorenzo district. Located on Via Rosina 4/6 in Florence, a few steps from Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Ristorante Osteria Pepò has carved out its own unique space, even though tourist restaurants and menus are a frequent view in the area.
What is its secret, then? An offer that goes against the grain, if compared to the trend of the neighborhood: “Ever since we opened, in 2003, I aimed at a gastronomic offer that could satisfy everyone, from citizens to tourists. I have always favoured quality, fresh products, freshly prepared meals, and of course the traditional Tuscan recipes like ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pappardelle with wild boar, steak and peposo “, the owner Anna Cenni reports. “We purchase food daily, and we only rely on local producers. We often buy raw materials right here, at the Florence Central Market “.
This strategy has proved very successful: not only Ristorante Osteria Pepò became a favorite destination for our customers, but over time the restaurant has earned the mention of famous international guides, such as the french Routard. The cozy atmosphere, the parquet wood, the pastel colors, the bottles of wine (genuine Tuscan!) displayed on the walls, help creating the ideal situation to best enjoy the traditional Tuscan delights. “In addition to the classics of our menu, that are always available, we offer daily two/three dishes of the day. These are always different, depending on our chef’s whim. We also chose to differentiate the lunch and dinner menus. During the day, those who wish to have a quick lunch, can enjoy a simple menu, with prices ranging from 6 to 8 euros. In the evening the choice is wider, and the prices go up slightly“.
Whether you come for lunch or for dinner, do not forget to taste the excellent, freshly prepared home made pastries: chocolate and apple cakes, crème caramel and panna cotta, or the classic cantuccini bisquits from Prato, to be tasted with vin santo. And, perhaps, you can end your meal with a very special liquor: “It is a typical product from Lucca, aniseed-based, – Anna Cenni tells us – with a name that says it all: Troncafemori! (italian for thigh-bone-breaker)”. What better way to close such a rich meal?
Ristorante Osteria Pepò is located in Via Rosina 4/6, in Florence, and is open daily from 12:00 am to 02:30 pm, and from 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
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