The historical Trattoria Gargani is located right in the centre of the old town of Florence a few steps away from Santa Maria Novella square. The place is well-known for its artistic essence but also for its cooking proposing Tuscan dishes (cooked upon request) along with more unusual dishes marked by a personal touch, which can amaze the customers. All courses are prepared using seasonal and Km 0 ingredients.
The restaurant was founded by Giuliano Gargani, known as 'Il Garga', who was a notable figure of the city and together with his wife created a reference point for food lovers and artists in the quarter of Santa Maria Novella. The trattoria bears the imprint of his personality as the frescos, the pictures and the sculptures of the Florentine artist Alfio Rapisardi abounding throughout the place.
A young staff will welcome you and provide an attentive and polite service.
The menu varies from classic dishes as Pici sul cacio (typical long pasta with cheese) and the Bistecca alla Fiorentina (the Florentine T-bone steak), to seasonal dishes as Spaghetti with artichokes and Veal Tenderloin with artichokes, to more unusual dishes as Spaghetti with mullet roe, Tagliolini al Magnifico with milk cream, orange and lemon peel, mint, Cognac, Parmesan or the Escalopes with avocado, the Gargani signature Veal Escalopes with cognac, avocado, milk cream and truffle oil. Finally La Cannibala, raw fillet meat and bottarga (mullet roe).
The Trattoria Gargani is the ideal place to spend a romantic evening or a special event, but is also suitable for a dinner with friends to enjoy good food and wine while being surrounded by art and a weird setting that is pretty consistent with its original menu.
The restaurant features three singular dining rooms. Every room differs from the others also because of the frescos and the art works that are exhibited, resulting in a unique location. The ambience is whimsical and comfortable at the same time.
The restaurant is animated by the frescos of the master Alfio Rapisardi.