Golden View Open Bar
Golden View Open Bar is not that far from the Uffizi Gallery and has one of the best views in Florence. We were given a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival and a table next to a huge picture window to enjoy the beautiful view. The view was spectacular. The window overlooked the Uffizi Gallery, Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio.
The appetizers were great. We started with the Golden View salad and a platter. The salad had fresh mixed greens topped with pear with honey, cheese and chopped nuts. The platter consisted of prosciutto, meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, olives, crostino with an array of cheeses and more.
We ordered a couple of their homemade pastas. The first one was the gnocchi with four-cheese sauce. The gorgonzola cheese offered a perfect tangy touch to the cheese sauce. The other was the tagliolini pasta with zucchini, fresh tomatoes and toasted chopped pine nuts. Both pasta dishes were fresh and delicious. Their seafood is incredible, in fact you cannot go wrong here. We ordered the swordfish and the seabass. They were both cooked to perfection and they were still very moist.
After dinner we had nice strong espresso with our desserts. We had some hazelnut gelato and cannolis. The gelato was so smooth and flavorful. The cannolis were covered in powdered sugar. The ricotta cheese was sweet nice and creamy. The desserts were delicious as well.
Golden View Open Bar interior is nice. It has a very modern European look with some amazing artwork. I thought the staff was friendly and attentive not intrusive. Which is a plus and made my family feel very welcome. And they can actually speak good English. They play live jazz in the evenings that added a special touch to the evening. The place is a bit pricey but the quality of the food, service and location makes every Euro you pay worth it.