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There is an air of sophistication about this place that opened near Piazza Santa Maria Novella in 2014. 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.