Winter Menu



From The Land

Bruschetta and Crostini Plate


Charcuterie or Cheese Board


Charcuterie, Cheese & Bruschetta Board

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


Soup of the day


From The Sea

Anchovies Marinated in Truffle Oil

served on toasted Tuscan bread seasoned with Lardo di Colonnata


Herring fillets

pan-fried in olive oil butter served with mountain potatoes


From The Land

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

With a sauce made from fresh seasonal tomatoes


Organic Penne Pasta with Boscaiola Sauce

Organic pasta made with ancient grains, served with a mushroom sauce


Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta with Ragu

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


Handmade Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

With butter and sage


Handmade Tortelli Pasta with Duck Sauce

Potato filled tortelli served with homemade duck ragu infused with a hint of orange


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


Spaghetti alla Bottarga e Alici

Spaghetti with bottarga (cured fish roe) and anchovies


Spaghetti with Tuna


From The Land

Crispy Lemon Roast Chicken  

Galletto (small male rooster or cockerel) marinated in lemon


Roast Pork Loin (of the day)

Sauces and seasoning change daily


Peposo Imprunetino

Peppery, red wine beef stew


Cacciucco dell’Aia

Typical Tuscan country stew of chicken, duck and rabbit


Filetto di Maiale Lardellato

Pork fillet wrapped in pancetta and pan fried


Roast Beef


From The Sea

Catalana of King Prawns

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


Codfish with Chickpea Puree

Cod cooked at low temperature


Trout alla Paesana

Oven-baked trout served with sauteed leeks


Side Dishes




Fresh Strawberries


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

Lemon Sorbet


Almond Biscotti and Vin Santo



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!