Firenze Ristorante, a Tuscan influenced Northern Italian, is a welcomed find in an area overstuffed with Americanized "pasta places." The romantic tone of this 19-year-old restaurant pays tribute to its namesake locale. Exposed brick walls, flowered table cloths, and a tall candle on each table gives diners the classic rustic feel of eating in Italy.
Decorative china imported directly from the city of Firenze, and the paintings of Ponte Vecchio, lend a sense of realism to the dining experience. Every dish at Firenze is homemade with the freshest ingredients available. Ravioli Bella Firenze with spinach, ricotta filled ravioli is sauteed in butter and sage and has become a "must try" for anyone looking for a taste of something new. Pappardelle Boscaiola - homemeade pappardelle in a beef ragout with porcini mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, and a touch of cream - has won raves from many of the regulars. An extensive wine list composed of over 120 bottles will surely satisfy. A list of 30 different selections of grappas, all of which are imported directly from Tuscany, is among some of the best you will find in New York City.
Hands on owner Manuele Caisaguamo greets each customer personally, which immediately makes guests feel right at home. The always attentive staff follows his lead, as they attend to each diner's personal needs. Firenze is also one the few places on the Upper East Side that can make outdoor dining on 2nd Avenue a fanciful adventure. Please come yourself to experience this true taste of Italy!
Firenze was just awarded the prestigious 2004 Five Star Diamond Award for excellence in restaurant hospitality.
COOKING CLASSES; TAKE OUT; ON AND OFF PREMISE CATERING; OUTDOOR DINING; HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
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7 Days 11:30 - 4
7 Days 4:15 - 11:30
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