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Bistecca Alla Fiorentina is an amazingly mouthwateringly good steak, perhaps, as inferred from its name, found only in Florence. When we were in Florence, we followed our guide book’s recommendations and headed to Trattoria Anita for lunch. For just 10euros (it might be more expensive now) we had a choice of lunch sets. A had one set which came with a plate of pasta and salad, which was just alright, and I had the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, which was so amazing that we went back the next day for dinner to have it again.
Dinner was much better than lunch. We had a parma ham and mozzarella starter which we don’t remember much of now (it was 2 years ago when we were there) and a bacon and tomato pasta for A and a carbonara for me which were far better than what we had for lunch. In fact, A loved her pasta very much and could remember it till date.
Once again, the Bistecca stole the show. It was equally good, if not better, than what we had for lunch. There’s something primal about attacking a huge beautiful piece of beef, and this was indeed a beautiful steak. It was very nicely grilled on the outside, and tender and full of flavor inside. For the beef itself we would have given Trattoria Anita an 8 for food, but it was let down but the other dishes we had during lunch, which were just average. In fact we love Bistecca Alla Fiorentina so much we’re going to make a trip back to Florence in summer this year in search for the perfect one! Watch this space!