Tel: 39 055 200 1699
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you're a certified foodie, Marco Stabile's creative Italian restaurant is a must-visit. A move in 2010 to intimate new quarters just around the corner from the Uffizi brought kudos—not to mention the international clientele that the chef had struggled to attract in his previous suburban location. The open kitchen is the wow factor of Ora d'Aria's new home, which otherwise has a domestic intimacy to it, as if they've moved some retro designer chairs into a Florentine apartment and replaced the books on the shelves with wine. Stabile is not afraid of strong flavor combos, such as his trademark antipastos, egg yolk with foie gras and pear cooked in balsamic vinegar. Everything is good here, from pastas and risottos through to desserts, and the 600-bottle wine list makes for absorbing reading and drinking. Reservations recommended.—Lee Marshall
Open Monday evenings through Saturdays.