Florence- Buca dell' Orafo is a tiny basement wine cellar turned intro a restaurant near medieval Ponte Vecchio. I have to confess I just wandered in because it's so picture perfect it resembles a still life painting. I knew nothing about the menu or had any recommendations. It was much later that I discovered that I wandered into one of the most beloved and genuine restaurants in the city. Its location is ideal as well, right between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizzi. Dive into true local cuisine with the maltagliati pasta, the ribollita soup, gnudi, or panzanella. So lovely!
Happy Small Detours!