eating out in florence

October 26, 2011
Laura: "How do you feel being back?"
Me: "It's weird. It's so hot (I was here in the winter) but it's so nice. I love that I know the streets so well.
Laura: "Ohhh yes it gets reaaally hot!! I guess less clothes more gelato!"
un cappuccino
In Florence I drank the first cappuccino that I've ever enjoyed, ate my favorite fresh mozzarella, and averaged a gelato per day.
da vinatierri
I discovered my new favorite summertime drink: granita. It reminded me of 7-11 slurpees with better flavors and minus the blue food coloring. It was perfect in the Florence heat.
stracciatella + frutti di bosco gelato
stacciatella + cookies 'n cream gelato
dei neri
I could dedicate an entire week's worth of posts to gelato but I'll hold back. Stracciatella is a really simple flavor (basically vanilla with little chocolate bits) but I missed being able to have some whenever I wanted. I'm pretty positive that it's impossible to go wrong with gelato at all, but I hold a special place in my heart for stracciatella.

One might even call it a love affair (sorry, David).

It almost pains me to talk about food in Florence without mentioning all of the amazing home cooking I had with my host parents-- but that's for another post!


  1. Italian's food is amazing! You have a million of foods to taste! :D Have fun!

  2. oh my, this psot has too many amazing looking things in it - I love travelling just for the food and I want to try that mozerella you mentioned!

  3. oh goodness I'd love to eat gelato in Florence...someday, maybe!

  4. awww travel&food are my fav posts ever! this is a great one!

  5. oh yes my favorite thing about italy in general was the 1) the gelato 2) going to the deli getting meat, cheese and bread and eating it on the side of the street <3

    i am really obsessed with cappuccinos, have you tried blue bottle or ritual? theirs are really really good!

  6. Cristie!!! I tried Blue Bottle for the first time a few weeks ago at the Ferry Building and LOVED it! I'll have to keep my eye out for Ritual :)

  7. Your photos are amazing!!! <3

  8. all that food looks amazing!! nothing beat Italian ice cream!!


  9. oh my! I feel so honored to be in your blog!! and specially in the context of ITALIA and gelato! yay!!!! and omg guess what--my favorite flavor has always been STRACCIATELLA~!!! There was this gelateria place in Peru and I loooved their Stracciatella! xoxo <3

  10. this is a great and a yummy post! tnx for sharing! xxx

  11. Pretty sure my favorite food in Italy was in Florence. Yum yum yum.