Winter Menu

Typical
Tuscan
Cuisine

Reserve A Table

Menu

From The Land

Bruschetta and Crostini Plate

€6

Charcuterie Board

€10

Cheese Board

€12

Charcuterie, Cheese & Bruschetta Board

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

€20

Soup of the day

€7

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Taste of Cinta Senese Prosciutto

€8

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Taste of Cinta Senese Tuscan salami seasoned with fennel

€5

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Taste of Cinta Senese classic Tuscan salami

€5

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Small plate of three pecorino cheeses from Pianporcino farm in Pienza

€10

From The Sea

Anchovies Marinated in Truffle Oil

served on toasted Tuscan bread seasoned with Lardo di Colonnata

€9

Herring fillets

pan-fried in olive oil butter served with mountain potatoes

€9

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Tuscan-style stuffed mussels

€10

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Viareggio-style seafood stew with toasted bread

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Clam soup

€15

From The Land

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

With a sauce made from fresh seasonal tomatoes

€9

Organic Penne Pasta with Boscaiola Sauce

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 a hint of orange

€13

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Pigeon and porcini mushroom risotto

€18

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Handmade green lasagne, recipe from the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine mountains

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Traditional handmade tortellini pasta in broth

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Macaroni with duck or goose sauce

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Handmade pappardelle ribbons of pasta or tortelli ravioli with wild boar ragu sauce

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Handmade tortelli pasta with venison (roe deer) ragu

€15

From The Sea

Handmade Potato Gnocchi  

With red mullet sauce

€12

Spaghetti alla Bottarga e Alici

Spaghetti with bottarga (cured fish roe) and anchovies

€14

Spaghetti with Tuna

€14

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Ravioli filled with grouper fish served with porcini mushrooms

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Linguine with clams and bottarga (cured fish roe), seasoned with fresh truffles

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Seafood risotto seasoned with fresh truffles

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Cacciucco traditional fish stew from Livorno

€18

From The Land

Crispy Lemon Roast Chicken  

Galletto (small male rooster or cockerel) marinated in lemon

€12

Roast Pork Loin (of the day)

Sauces and seasoning change daily

€13

Peposo Imprunetino

Peppery, red wine beef stew

€13

Cacciucco dell’Aia

Typical Tuscan country stew of chicken, duck and rabbit

€14

Filetto di Maiale Lardellato

Pork fillet wrapped in pancetta and pan fried

€15

Roast Beef

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Spit roast pigeon laced with Colonnata Lard

€25

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Traditional Tuscan stew of boil beef cuts served with a selection of salsa

€22

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Quail wrapped in pancetta roasted on the spit

€18

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Florentine style ossobuco

€22

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Spit roasted skewers of pork liver, bacon, and bread

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Florentine Steak from Cooperativa Agricola Firenzuola (~1kg-1.2kg)

€45

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Wild boar stew (dolce-forte = sweet and strong similar to sweet and sour except the sweet comes from the addition of dark chocolate)

€18

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Venison (roe deer) stew

€18

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Florentine style tripe

€9

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Traditional tripe dish, typical to Florence, cooked in zimino (with spinach or chard)

€11

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Mixed spit roast (chicken, rabbit, and pork)

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Cinta Senese sausages cooked with zolfini white beans in tomato and rosemary sauce

€16

From The Sea

Codfish with Chickpea Puree

Cod cooked at low temperature

€16

Trout alla Paesana

Oven-baked trout served with sauteed leeks

€12

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Catalana of King Prawns

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

€40

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Cuttlefish cooked with spinach, chard (silverbeet), parsley, and garlic

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Oven baked sea bass served with potatoes and cherry tomatoes

€22

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Cod fish alla Fiorentina served in tomato salsa

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Livorno style drunken tuna (cooked in a red wine sauce)

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: John Dory (St Peter’s) oven baked in a salt crust

€25

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Fried cod fish

€16

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Tuscan Old Farm Fry (chicken and rabbit)

€15

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Fried small paranza fish

€20

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Fried porcini mushrooms

€10

PRE-ORDER ONLY: Fried artichokes

€8

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

Demetra Hostaria Pre-Order Menu

Now you can order some of Florence’s most typical and traditional dishes that have long since disappeared from restaurants. Choose what and when you would like to eat, and we will source, from local farmers and producers, the ingredients required to make your special dish.

Please note that pre-order dishes need to be booked 3 days in advance.

See MENU & Pre-Order

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!