We find this restaurant by accident. At first, on the advice of the desk clerk, we go to a nearby trattoria supposedly very popular with tourists. After entering the place, we decide to try to find another restaurant. The place is overcrowded, under-serviced, and overpriced.
Instead, we wander down Via Faenza and eventually into Trattoria Alliense. It's owned by an Italian Canadian who moved to Florence about 10 years ago and founded this restaurant. The menu isn’t that imaginative, but the food is superb. The house wine, a Tuscan red, is served in ceramic pitchers and, while not great, goes down easily and is a good bargain. The service from everyone is personal and efficient. The ambie...Read More