More innovative dishes at Osteria Il Buongustai include the crepes filled with Gorgonzola, honey and dried fruit or the crepes with nutella, that favorite chocolate hazlenut spread, as a light snack. The dinner menu features homemade gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and mozarella, taglierini in a truffle crème sauce, penne with tuna fish and tomatoes, the excellent zuppa al farro or second dishes like broiled meat and tripe.
Arrive early to grab one of the five wooden tables, a stool and the attention of the friendly cook/waitress who’ll try her best to understand your English. For ambiance, enjoy crème colored walls and vaulted ceilings, brick and stone arches, various bottles of Chianti lined along the walls, soft music and an open-air kitchen. Closed Sunday.
Brooklyn, New York
October 5, 2001
From journal Pasta and Pesce in Florence