Dinner at Florence's Il Latini is a marathon feast of typical Florentine and Tuscan dishes that'll leave you wonderfully stuffed for days
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People line up for dinner at Il Latini.Although a bit touristy, this down-home trattoria has stayed genuine in the most important aspect: the food.
If you are looking for that archetypal Tuscan feast, the one that lasts for hours and has more courses than you can count, this is place the to make a reservation.
That said, even if you book ahead (and you should to ensure you get a table) you'll have to join the scrum around the front door at 7:30pm and wait until Narciso finds an empty space to squeeze you in at a sturdy communal table under the ceiling's wood beams from which hang ranks of prosciuttos.
There is a menu—somewhere—but most everybody opts for the unofficial set meal: €40 buys you a primo (soup or pasta), a helping from a heaping platter of roasted meats for your main course, dessert, biscotti with vin santo, and all the house wine you can drink.
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This material was last updated January 2011. All information was accurate at the time.
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