Summer Menu

Typical
Tuscan
Cuisine

Menu

From The Land

Mixed Bruschetta Board

Tuscan pâté, tomato, white Tuscan cannellini beans with Castel Ruggero Extra Virgin Olive Oil, codfish cooked at low temperature on toast flavored with Lardo from the Tuscan village of Colonnata

€7

Charcuterie Board

Prosciutto Toscano, Salame Toscano Mugello, Finocchiona IGT, Soprassata Toscana, e Sott’Oli

€10

Cheese Board

A selection of Ricotta and Percorini cheese with chestnut honey and fruit jam

€12

Charcuterie, Cheese & Bruschetta Board

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

€20

Zucchine Carpaccio

On a bed of arugula and grana cheese

€7

From The Sea

Octopus and Potato Salad

With black olives

€10

Warm Seafood Salad

Shellfish, crustaceans, shrimps

€10

Mussels with Black Pepper

Served with toasted bread

€9

Seafood Appetizer Platter

Octopus salad, warm seafood salad, mussels, and codfish bruschetta

€15

From The Land

Pappa al Pomodoro

Traditional Tuscan tomato and bread soup

€6

Panzanella

Typical Tuscan summer salad with bread, tomatoes, and onions

€6

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Spighe Toscane organic pasta made with ancient grains, served 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

€9

Handmade Tortelli Pasta with Ragu

Made in house, tortelli are similar to ravioli filled with potato, served with homemade ragu

€11

Handmade Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

With butter and sage

€11

Handmade Tagliatelle with Boscaiola Sauce

Ribbons of pasta made in house with mushroom sauce

€11

Handmade Tortelli Pasta with Wild Boar Sauce *

Potato filled tortelli served with homemade wild boar ragu 

€13

Handmade Tortelli Pasta with Duck Sauce *

Potato filled tortelli served with homemade duck ragu infused with orange 

€13

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

From The Sea

Seafood Pappa al Pomodoro

Tuscan tomato and bread soup with codfish, mussels, and calamari

€9

Seafood Panzanella Seasoned with Citrus Fruits 

Summer bread salad with trout, perfumed with orange, lemon, and grapefuit

€10

Asparagus, Leek, and Shrimp Risotto

€14

Spaghetti with Clams

Infused with citrus

€14

Handmade Potato Gnocchi  

With red mullet sauce

€12

* subject to availability

From The Land

Wild Boar Stew *

With Tuscan cannellini beans

€16

Mixed Spit Roast

Chicken, sausage, and pork served with salad

€12

Roast Pork Loin

Served with roast potatoes

€12

Roast Beef

Served with mashed potatoes

€15

Trippa alla Fiorentina (only on Thursday)

Florentine Tripe

€7

Lampredotto (only on Thursday)

Served with Demetra’s homemade green salsa

€7

Florentine Eggs

Served on a bed of spinach

€8

Crispy Lemon Roast Chicken  

1/4 of a chicken rubbed with lemon and grilled served with green beans

€10

Pork Tenderloin 

Wrapped in a bread crust and cooked on the spit, served with mixed salad greens

€15

* subject to availability

Tuscan Pork Ribs

Served with roast potatoes

€14

Peposo Imprunetino

Peppery, red wine beef stew served with Tuscan cannellini beans

€13

Tagliata Grilled Steak

Sliced beef steak, served with arugula and Grana cheese

€18

From The Sea

Catalana of King Prawns and Scampi 

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

Tuscan Style Grilled Sea Bream

On a bed of herbs and salt. Served flambé. 

€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!