Family run and locally loved, this busy unpretentious place is one of Florence's cheapest trattorias. Don't be surprised if Paolo, the patriarch figure who conducts the mad-busy show from behind the bar, relegates you behind locals in the queue: it's a fact of life, and eventually you'll be rewarded with hearty Tuscan dishes, cooked to exacting perfection.

Think bollito misto con salsa verde (mixed boiled meats with green sauce), spaghetti al pomodoro and ribollita just like nonna (grandma) and her nonna and her nonna made.