Slightly outside the historical center, Le Cure is an authentic local daily market, and this popular tripperia (tripe stand) serves the vendors and locals alike. The owners are friendly, ready to partake in banter with their guests, though they don’t speak English. Don’t be surprised by boisterous good natured teasing batting back and forth.
You can opt for the classic Panino con Lampredetto (sandwich) or buy a plated portion of one of the various tripe or lampredotto stews on daily rotation. Lampredotto con Porcini (with porcini mushrooms) offers an interesting study in texture, the meaty mushrooms mimic the slightly resilient lampredotto that melts in the mouth. Othe daily offerings may include Lampredotto con Fagioli (beans and tomato), Carciofi (aritchokes) or Inzimino (with tomato and spinach). Specials vary daily.
Signature Dish: Lampredotto in multiple different sauces
Get It!: Lampredotto con Porcini (available Tuesday or Saturday)
Mercato delle Cure, Florence. tel: 339 202 6496