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Trattoria Sostanza And The Ignorance of Tourists

In Italy, Opinion, Restaurants and Bars by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

Florence isn’t short on busy little Trattorias that come with love letters posted on blogs, in magazines and review sites from all around the world claiming to have found the best cuisine in the city. Most of these claims are ridiculous. Lazy reviewers who couldn’t help but fall in love with everything that they encountered on their visit to Italy. …

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Il Santo Bevitore Restaurant Review Good Food But Very Little Romance In One Of Oltrarno's Busiest Restaurants

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Il Santo Bevitore is typical of the nuovo of Florentine restaurants. A large, dimly lit open space with a few nooks and a couple of long tables to satiate the Italian love for eating together in large – often gigantic – groups. This, by the way, is why one should always take Tripadvisor reviews with a teaspoon of salt. Especially …