Summer Menu

Typical
Tuscan
Cuisine

Menu

From The Land

Bruschetta and Crostini Plate

€6

Charcuterie or Cheese Board

€10/€12

Charcuterie, Cheese & Bruschetta Board

Cold cuts, cheese and crostini. (For two people)

€20

Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

€8

Prosciutto and Melon

€9

From The Sea

Anchovies Marinated in Truffle Oil

On toasted Tuscan bread seasoned with Lardo di Colonnata

€9

Crostone with Codfish

On a chickpea puree

€9

Mussels alla Toscana

Cooked in chianti wine and served with toasted bread

€9

Seafood Carpaccio

Changes daily

€12

Tartare

Tartare From The Land

Beef Tartare (appetizer/main)

€10/€16

Tartare From The Sea

Seafood Tartare (appetizer/main)

€10/€16

From The Land

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

With a sauce made from fresh seasonal tomatoes

€9

Organic Penne Pasta with Boscaiola Sauce

Spighe Toscane organic pasta made with ancient grains, served with a mushroom sauce

€10

Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta with Ragu

Made in house, our tagliatelle ribbons of pasta are served with homemade meat sauce

€11

Handmade Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

With butter and sage

€11

Handmade Tortelli Pasta with Duck Sauce

Potato filled tortelli served with homemade duck ragu infused with orange 

€13

Risotto of the Day

Based on seasonal availability of produce

€13

All the types of pasta can also be served with Castel Ruggero Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Tuscan pecorino cheese.

From The Sea

Handmade Potato Gnocchi  

With red mullet sauce

€12

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

With shrimp, mussels, and clams cooked in white wine with garlic and parsley

€13

Linguine with Clams

Infused with citrus

€14

From The Land

Florentine Eggs

Served on a bed of spinach

€8

Crispy Lemon Roast Chicken  

Galletto (small male rooster or cockerel) marinated in lemon

€12

Roast Pork Loin

Cooked with sweet onions and mushrooms

€13

Peposo Imprunetino

Peppery, red wine beef stew

€13

Cacciucco dell’Aia

Typical Tuscan country stew of chicken, duck and rabbit

€14

From The Sea

Catalana of King Prawns

Served with vegetable sticks and selection of fresh fruit (e.g. strawberries, kiwi, pineapple). For two people. 

€40

Codfish with Chickpea Puree

Cod cooked at low temperature

€16

Sea Bass in Cartoccio

Oven-baked with tomatoes and parsley

€15

Trout alla Paesana

Oven-baked trout served with sauteed leeks

€12

Side Dishes

€5

Tiramisu

€5

Fresh Strawberries

€5

Desserts are subject to change based on availability and seasonality. Ask for our daily dessert list.

Lemon Sorbet

€5

Almond Biscotti and Vin Santo

€5

Specialities

Demetra Hostaria Soups

Pappa al Pomodoro

From a recipe passed down through generations of the Cecconi Family.

Demetra Hostaria Pasta Courses

Handmade Pasta

Fresh pasta, made in house daily.

Demetra Hostaria Meat Courses

Roasted & Grilled Meat

Crispy, tender and delicious spit roasted meats.

Demetra Hostaria Desserts

Desserts & Biscotti

To finish your meal with something sweet and special.

“Fantastic truly local restaurant in heart of Florence.  Monica who is also the chef served us and it felt like we were eating food straight from her home.”

~ TripAdvisor, December 2019

“A local fiorentino friend brought us to this lovely restaurant for lunch. The food was all homemade and delicious. But best of all was the friendliness.”

~ TripAdvisor, October 2019

Authentic Florentine Cuisine

Florentine cuisine is one of the oldest and most accomplished in the world. It has always been and remains both sustainable and ethical, showing respect and gratitude to the land and for what it provides us.

Florentine cuisine was loved by all, from the famous artists and architects of the Renaissance, to noblemen and common folk alike. Its influence is as far reaching. A notable mention must go to Caterina de’ Medici, who together with her Florentine chefs and confectioners moved to France in 1533, significantly impacting the French culinary landscape.

Florentine cuisine is much more than one famous dish, like the Bistecca Fiorentina. It is something inherent, ingrained in who we are, it is a vital part of our culture. It starts with the most basic ingredients like Tuscan bread and fragrant Chianti olive oil and finishes with the most elaborate dishes that are garnished with a pinch of Florentine wit!