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L'Architettura del Cibo

9.7/10
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Via Frà Bartolommeo, 58, 50132 FlorenceSee map

Average price €40

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Attraversando il ristorante vi sembrerà di essere prima in una libreria, poi in una enoteca, infine in un'intima sala da pranzo. Questo gioco di ambienti (e di ambientazioni) è il frutto di una scelta precisa che rispecchia e incarna la filosofia de L'Architettura del Cibo. Il ristorante, ospitato all'interno dell'Hotel Astro Mediceo, offre una cucina semplice, che va al cuore degli ingredienti. E li presenta nella loro essenza, nei loro elementi costitutivi: nella propria, appunto, architettura. Mantenendo il più possibile inalterati i gusti e intatte le consistenze. Giocando su colori vivaci e impiattamenti ragionati. Tutti i piatti, sia quelli in carta che dei due menu degustazione dedicati al territorio e alla ricchezza dei fondali marini, sono eseguiti con l'impiego di materie prime di eccellenza.

Tra le proposte della carta dedicata alla “natura, architettura terrestre”, spiccano la lingua di manzo con gelatina di ristretto, salsa verde, guancia di maiale grigio e pomodoro e il crudo di bosco con fungo porcino, bergamotto, sedano rapa e erbe spontanee. Interessante anche l'uovo del contadino cotto a 64 gradi con fonduta di formaggio vaccino, tartufo nero, cavolo cinese e sfoglia di ceci rosa. Tra i primi si fa notare il risotto Acquerello con uva nera, fegati di pollo, polvere di salvia e burro salato alle spezie. E, oltre alle paste fresche, merita un assaggio anche la minestra delle virtù Verrigni con crema di fagiolo rosso di Lucca , verdure dell'orto biologico e olio Evo. Tra i secondi, poi, un posto d'onore spetta alle carni come il cosciotto d'agnello, il controfiletto di manzo speziato al pepe verde e servito con catalogna e zucca Butternut del Casentino o il petto d'anatra con barbabietole e patate novelle. Interessante la carta dei dolci, piccola ma con proposte golose. Altrettanto quella dei vini con etichette toscane, italiane ma anche internazionali e una cantina che affianca a produzioni storiche bottiglie di piccole aziende enologiche.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi

Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Il ristorante, ospitato all'interno dell'Hotel Astro Mediceo, offre una cucina semplice, che va al cuore degli ingredienti. E li presenta nella loro essenza, nei loro elementi costitutivi: nella propria, appunto, architettura. Mantenendo il più possibile inalterati i gusti e intatte le consistenze. Giocando su colori vivaci e impiattamenti ragionati.

Restaurant menu

Chef Giuseppe Papallo
  • Average price €40
Menù in desgustazione
€45
Abbinamenti vini a tre calici
€65
Uovo in camicia sous vide 63°C Parmigiano di montagna “Fattoria di Zocca” / Funghi porcini / Corallo alle erbe
€14

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La pasta
Scampi fritti e tartare gambero viola
Pasta trottola con salmone
Baccalà
Tarte au citrôn Paul Bocuse
Saint Honoré

+14

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 1227 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.8/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Alessandro S.
    Alessandro S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Ottimo

  2. Giovanni S.
    Giovanni S.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Sa

  3. Fatima J.
    Fatima J.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The dishes were quite scrumptous! I could really feel the meaning of "Architettura del Cibo"! The staff is very friendly and considerate. Explanation of every dish is very helpful to elevate the level of satisfaction from eating. I especially enjoyed lemon sorbet among the deserts!

  4. Patrick R.
    Patrick R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    lovely meal, service top notch. great setting

  5. Federica A.
    Federica A.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Assolutamente da provare

  6. Daniele S.
    Daniele S.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    da provare assolutamente.

  7. Mihaned K.
    Mihaned K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Esperienza da ripetere

  8. Carly T.
    Carly T.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful service and great atmosphere. Ordered two tasting menus and both were interesting and well put together. Server and decor were the most memorable points. Worth the trip and the price.

  9. Brid H.
    Brid H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing. Real attention to detail. Really nice staff. So attentive. Really cool place, loved th3 decor. It's definitely worth the extra walk out from the city centre. Would definitely recommend this place.

  10. Mira J.
    Mira J.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    While this is probably not on our shortest list of best tasting menus we have had, it was very, very good, and considering it is much less expensive than most US tasting menus, all the more so (tasting with wine and dessert for two was about $120-130 USD). The decor is lovely and unlike anything in the tourist district. The service is excellent. I had the seaside tasting menu and my fiancé had the countryside one so that we could taste everything. The tastings are the same as the three a la carte dishes below them with an amuse bouche. We had the wine pairings, which were excellent. Several of the dishes were stunning - the octopus, the scallops, and others were very good. We had a very chocolatey dessert that was excellent. Easy recommendation.

  11. Domiziana C.
    Domiziana C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Più volte ci torno e più mi convinco che continuerò a tornarci, rimango sempre stupita!

  12. Nadia K.
    Nadia K.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner - the fire panels, low lighting but we could still see our food. Our server was incredibly informed and suggested a bottle of wine (not yet on the wine list) that complimented our meal. The plates came out fast and with superb presentation. Every dish was delicious. The chef even came out to greet the guests. A 5-star experience. I will definitely be coming back!

  13. Alexandre H.
    Alexandre H.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Great place and service. Nice finding in Florence

  14. Laura S.
    Laura S.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Top????

  15. Ibai J.
    Ibai J.
    • 6 reviews
    3.5/10

    Wines: There are bottles and glasses they offer. The waiter did not know the wines they could offer in glasses. Did not know the list and expected me to check the price list and find the cheapest one as that was the one they could offer you in a glass. Food: The appetite opener was yummy. Nevertheless, the upcoming starters and main dishes were not worth it the price they give. Cold dishes, excess salt... Nothing impressive for the price we paid.

  16. Margot C.
    Margot C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent diner, je recommande chaudement !

  17. Constantin A.
    Constantin A.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    We can highly recommend this restaurant. We like the philosophy of the kitchen with carefully selected regional products combined to creative tasty food. Modern industrial atmosphere with open kitchen. Kind and fast service.

  18. Carla S.
    Carla S.
    • 18 reviews
    10/10

    Eccellente!

  19. Francesco M.
    Francesco M.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Well, what a place !!!! I found it very special, location is wonderful and highly accurate with soft lights that make a great atmosphere. The menù is concise but very delicious, there is a great chef behind those dishes, probably. I would like recommend this place as one of the best I’ve been in Florence..

  20. Cinzia C.
    Cinzia C.
    • 31 reviews
    10/10

    La perfezione!!

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Opening time

Cena: da lunedì a domenica dalle 20:00 alle 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Via Frà Bartolommeo, 58, 50132, Florence, Italy

About the restaurant

RAFFINATO - L'arredo è molto curato in ogni dettaglio e altrettanto lo è la mise en place dei piatti. Insomma è il luogo ideale per un incontro business o per un tete-à-tete romantico.

CUCINA TOSCANA - Il menù prevede molti piatti della tradizione toscana con l'uso di ingredienti semplici e genuini. Tra le specialità il carpaccio di avocado prosciutto e ricotta e il tortino di pere con crema inglese. Ricca la carta dei vini.

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