There is an air of sophistication about this place, set near Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Pasta is handmade in the window, and the offering includes ribbons in classic boar or seafood sauces, as well as sublime tortelloni filled with 3 types of ricotta and served with a light seasonal sauce, perhaps butter and sage or artichokes. The bistecca alla fiorentina (grilled T-bonelike steak) is up there with the best in the city. Grand, upcycled dining room furniture, a complimentary glass of prosecco while you browse the menu, and a chanteuse background soundtrack set just the right mood for the classic Tuscan food. Live music most Fridays—piano, sax, and the like—hits just the right, classy note.
Via della Scala 17R
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Santa Maria Novella Hours Daily 11:45am–3pm and 6:30–10:30pm Transportation Bus: C2 Phone 055-267-0240 Prices Main courses 15€–24€ Cuisine Type Tuscan Web site Osteria Pastella Other Closed 2 weeks in Nov
MapVia della Scala 17R Florence
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