November 11, 2015 12:26 pm Firenze Ristorante Italiano
If you haven’t tried Firenze yet, you should. The service is efficient and friendly, the atmosphere is both warm and sophisticated, and the food is delicious.
For starters, it is hard to resist the Cheese and Meat Board, which can be for two people or more. It contains parmigiano, pecorino, gorgonzola and asiago cheeses, with generous portions of Prosciutto de Parma, salami, both spicy and dolce, bruschetta, walnuts, grapes, olives and honey. A feast in itself, the only drawback is that this appetizer makes it hard to want anything more than a half order of pasta afterwards.
Our favorite pasta dishes are the Spaghetti Carbonara (with pancetta, pecorino and caramelized onions) and the Penne alla Calabrese, served with spicy sausage and tomato ragu. But to tell the truth, these are the only two we’ve tried. On our next visit, we will try the Tagliatelle all’ Amiata, which also sounds mouth-watering: a white wine veal ragu made with peas and mushrooms.
In addition to the daily specials, the main courses include Branzino alla Siciliana, pan seared and served with celery, cherry tomatoes, black olives, capers, peas and red onions, as well as Pollo e Salsiccia, a perfect blend of chichen thighs, and sausage, served in a white wine sauce with red peppers, artichokes and braised onions. Spezzatino di Manzo, a braised beef and broccoli rabe stew, is topped with a pizza crust and baked in the oven.
There are so many wonderful choices at Firenze. Too full for dessert? Order the coffee or espresso which is excellent. Chef Francesco Casu and the staff aim to please, and they do, every time.
An extensive list of excellent Italian and International wines offer you a great sipping experience at a wide range of prices. Be sure to visit Firenze to celebrate Greenwich Restaurant Week! Tomorrow, Thursday November 12th, receive 15 % percent off your bill and Friday & Saturday all bottles of wine are 25 % off!
203 – 817 – 0919
249 Railroad Ave, Greenwich, CT