For those that love truffles, consider this place heaven! I have NEVER seen more truffles in my life! First off, this teeny little locals spot is about a 5-10 minute taxi ride from the center of Florence. Some have said they’ve walked but at night I would recommend the ride. Reservations are a must and don’t expect to see any tourists here. “Tre Panche” translates to three benches which is exactly how much space there is in this restaurant – it’s small! It’s truly a hidden gem.
Because we were only in Florence for a few nights, we indulged in every meal. We ordered way too much but I have no regrets. There are definitely dishes I would recommend, and others that I would say you can skip. For water, 2 bottles of wine (yes…we had 2 bottles of wine:)) and 7 dishes, our meal ended up being €148 which is about $192. The truffle beef tartare was exactly what you would expect – a delicious starter to the meal. The artichoke pie with truffles was very good! Large enough for a group to share and smothered with truffles. The cheese ravioli with fresh truffle was rich and creamy as it should be. Not something I could eat an entire plate of but perfect to share with someone. The cheesecake for dessert is a MUST!!! It’s unbelievable! I’m not even sure how to give it justice so just know that you need to save room for it:) Truly the best I’ve ever had!!!
Dishes to skip are any without truffles…well, maybe that’s just me:) As much as I love ragu, this one was over salted which was a shame because we probably would have eaten the entire plate no problem. I would probably give it a second chance though. The fried veal milanese was a disappointment. It was pounded so thin that after being breaded and deep fried – you couldn’t even taste the veal. I wanted it to be great but it was a definite miss.
Next time you’re in Florence, make this a must but shhh…don’t tell too many people about it!