Tel: 39 055 2342 864
Concierge.com's insider take:
This tiny deli-restaurant in the increasingly buzzy San Niccolò district, below Piazzale Michelangelo, has stools around a central island and an affable host, Alberto, working his culinary choreography in the middle. Once a humble family deli, Zeb updates the Italian rosticceria formula to offer a series of hot and cold Tuscan dishes with a cordon bleu twist, among them lentil, chestnut, and ginger soup; ricotta-filled cappellacci (like ravioli) with butter and sage; and a series of delicious seasonal flans and pies made by mamma Giuseppina. There are some Florentine classics too, from pappa al pomodoro to bollito (tender beef simmered in onion, celery, and carrot). There's an excellent selection of wines from Tuscany and farther afield, some of which are available by the glass. Best of all, though, Zeb is great value for money.—Lee Marshall
Open Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30 am to 8 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 9:30 am to 10:30 pm, Sundays 9:30 am to 5 pm.