Antico Ristoro di Cambi – Home cooking in Florence
True Florentine home cooking can be found at the family owned and operated Antico Ristoro di Cambi. This is not a fancy place, no tablecloths or fancy glasses, just good regional cuisine and genuine Tuscan wines. The dark heavy wood tables and benches set the atmosphere. This is a place for the locals, very few tourists ever find their way to this hidden treasure-cove of local delights. Food quality is the name of the game here, you can choose your cut of meat directly from the front counter.
Antico Ristoro di Cambi was born in 1950 as a wine bar with some appetizers. Over the years they have added a few dishes however the menu’ remains very limited to about 10 local recipes. Not every dish is available every night. During the week the family will prepare two or three specialties each night. The lack of a traditional menu’ should not be a reason to not visit this restaurant. This is an invitation into a local family’s home where the table is shared with other guests and the portions are abundant. It is an experience in Tuscan life.
The main dishes are hearty, Ribollita, La Fiorentina, Grilled Sausage, Baccala’ in umido, Pappa al Pomodoro, dried meats, and desserts made in house. The kitchen is run by the women of the family and is spectacular. Some good local table wines and a few Super Tuscans round out the experience. If you want local life in Florence with real people and truly traditional food then this is the place for you.
Antico Ristoro di Cambi
Via S. Onofrio 1R
Zona Porta San Frediano
Tel: 055 217134
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