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Cantinetta Antinori, Florence

3 Piazza degli Antinori
Italy 50123
Tel: 39 055 235 9827's insider take:

One of the best of Florence's "branded" wine bars, this outlet for the Antinori wine estate, in the family's palazzo on the fashion street of Via Tornabuoni, is a good place for a glass of Chianti and a quick gourmet lunch (we find it a little too crowded and businesslike for relaxed evening dining). With its elegantly timeworn decor and old-fashioned waiters, the place has something of Venice's Harry's Bar about it, though the tables are crammed in even more tightly. The menu is creative Tuscan, so an excellent soup of chestnuts and porcini mushrooms might be followed by salt cod with leeks, tomatoes, and chickpeas, or an old standard like bistecca fiorentina, done by the book. The wine list stretches to the furthest corners of the Antinori empire, from Puglia to Umbria.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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