Vini e Vecchi Sapori Restaurant Florence
Vini e Vecchi Sapori is located is conveniently located next to the Uffizi Gallery.
It is a family-owned (husband, wife and two sons) charming restaurant. It is authentic and the food is fabulous. We were greeted with a handwritten menu because their menu changes daily based on availability of fresh produce. The staff were friendly and wonderful, even the chef came by to say hello. The menu is limited but all dishes were high quality. We were able to translate some of the menu. However our waiter who spoke some English was more than willing to help us.
We dined at Vini e Vecchi Sapori on my daughter’s birthday and had a delightful time. We had an appetizer, first courses and dessert. Everything was excellent.
We had a prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella and caprese salad to start with. Both were incredible.
The pasta with zucchini flower and cream sauce was both so fresh and flavorful. The pappardelle with duck ragu was by far one of the tastiest pasta dishes we had in Florence. The veal with polenta was tasty enough and seasoned just right. I had the osso bucco (braised oxtail). If you never had it, I suggest ordering it from here. It was so tender and the red wine gives this dish a wonderful flavor. It was one of the best-braised dishes I ever had.
Our cappuccino was rich and frothy. The raspberry tiramisu they make was the perfect end to the perfect meal. It was an absolutely delicious spin on a classic is a very delicate dessert.
After desert they gave us a complimentary after dinner drink called Grappa. It was very good and strong.
The family really cares about their customers and they serve fresh and tasty food. If you want a good meal, at a reasonable price then you should visit Vini e Vecchi Sapori.
Reservations in advance are a must. If we ever get the chance to go to Florence again, we would definitely eat here again. Our expectations were exceeded and then some.