Where do you start when writing a food guide to the third largest city in Italy?
Italian food conjures up romantic notions of spaghetti fairytales, pizzas by a piazza and stuffing your lover with cream filled cannoli.
Limited time in this underrated city left me with a desire to return, and if I do, then expect additions to this mini-guide.
Checking into my Airbnb in Rione Sanita, I was genuinely shocked to see a Sri Lankan restaurant on the corner near Piazza Cavour. Having not done any research about the area, I passed it off as an oddity and continued walking. Another one. Strange.... A Sri Lankan grocery store, two, three. Patterns were forming. Curiosity got the better of me and I ended up grabbing a take-away box from Grand Ceylon since it was late and I had already eaten a years worth of pasta in the space of a month.
New Haven may be the pizza capital of the United States, but Napoli is the pizza capital of the world. Nowhere else are there so many pizzeria's run by such passionate people as in this Southern Italian city. Though Napoli has been famous for all the wrong reasons in the past, the Neapolitan Pizza was invented here and went on to conquer the world.
I am by no means professing I am an expert on Florence, far from it. I only spent 18 days in the city but during that time I had some obscenely good meals which I feel are worth sharing on the off-chance you too wish to dine well.
"Sadness is tempered by umami, grief by the motion of slurping, hope restored in the ladling of glistening, fatty broth"
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