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Parione or la giostra?

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Parione or la giostra?

Trying to decide between the two restaurants for our "nice" dinner in Florence. One was recomended by a friend..the other reviews on TA. Any comments? Thanks!

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1. Re: Parione or la giostra?

Though they are both grand, we say LA GIOSTRA! We have been eating there for many, many years ... when Principe(the chef/proprietor/bon vivant) was still quite alive, before they had their cantina (the ex-Caffeteria Piansa), before Dimitri (one of Principe's beautiful twin sons) wed and left town ... the food has never failed us. It's a party, a celebration there. Their page-long list of pastas makes us swoon.

Oh, and did we mention that the food is fine, too? The wine list, culled by Soldano (Dimitri's other half) is absolutely brilliant.

Do remember to book; the later you go, the fewer visitors you'll find. Florentines tend to come in well after 9 pm.

Edited: 19 February 2013, 20:24
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2. Re: Parione or la giostra?

Thank you! I think we'll do both!

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3. Re: Parione or la giostra?

You are more than welcome.

Have fun!

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