After having heard so much about, the Captain decided to try Il Gourmettino for you, one of the many new restaurants open in the Center of Florence in the last months.
The restaurant created by the famous chef Domenico Cilenti, offers traditional cuisine of southern Italy (especially of Puglia and Molise) with a modern twist, a sort of classic lunch of a southern Grandma…2.0!
Let’s see how it is was.
Il Gourmettino is located in Via Palmieri 31, very close to Piazza San Pier Maggiore (near the Arco di San Pierino). The restaurant os very nice. Very simple and minimal, but at the same time warm and welcoming with careful references to Puglia.Brilliant the idea of leaving in sight the kitchen so that merging this and the hall in one soul thanks to the liking of the young xhef Antonello.
The Menu proposes and renovate dishes of earth and sea linked to southern cuisine.
Ready to go and on the table comes a basket of bread, pizza and hot grissini straight from the oven. It starts well.
Having regard to the type of cuisine was not possible not to taste some of great classics from Puglia: Orecchiette cime di rapa (good, maybe just too spicy) and Parmigiana di Melanzane (moving in their homemade taste).
Then we tried a notsouthern but splendid battuta di Chianina (beef).
And a Pancettone di maiale affumicato: a very special (pork) dish that one side displaces positively with sour note of fermented apple cream, the other side appears quite disconnected from the rest of the dishes.
In conclusion we have tried two cannoli(good but not excellent).
Kudos to the manager and to the waitress who, despite her origins of Treviso, carries within her the warmth of the South.
At Gourmettino the food is very good but not cheap (two people 75 euros). If the price of some courses appears in line with the quality, others seem frankly excessive (for example 7 euros for a glass of house wine).
A very nice and warm restaurant, with a friendly service, that offers a menu which, although not always coherently and not exactly cheap, revises bravely some classics from the cuisine of southern Italy.
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