Sure, they ham it up a little for the tourists, but every night feels like party night at one of central Florence’s rare genuine trattorias. (And for that reason, it’s usually packed—book ahead.) Both the welcome and the dishes are authentically Florentine, with a few modern Italian curveballs thrown in for variety: Start, perhaps, with the risotto con piselli e guanciale (rice with fresh peas and cured pork cheek) before going on to a traditional grill such as lombatina di vitella (veal chop steak). The neighborhood location, a 10-minute walk north of San Lorenzo, and mixed clientele keeps quality at Da Tito very consistent.
- Frommer's Staff