We are often surprised by the people that return from an Italian holiday, only to complain about the lack of great Italian cuisine on their trip. Cammillo is where we recommend a true pasta indulgence whilst in Florence. A three-generation restaurant ideally located near the main historic sites; many people complain about the mostly tourist clientele that occupies the family-style dining room from April through August. With its white stucco walls covered in portraits and oil paintings, antique furnishings lend an old world charm to one of the town's great kitchens - if not the most sophisticated of summer dining crowds.
One of the city’s great traditional dining experiences, ditch the diet for incredible presentations of burrata on diced tomatoes or hand-cut prosciutto with ham and a great fritto misto. Pasta dishes like pappadelle with lamb ragu, classic Bolognese and variations of stuffed pasta lead into heartier osso buco, crispy roast chicken and grilled rabbit that’s one of the best in town.
If looking to avoid the tourists, try late nights for a more local feel.