A friend and I decided to eat at Lo Scudo the other day for lunch, and I realized it had been ages since I ate there and years since I wrote about it! Shame on me! I told my friend, I have to return here more often. It is a great find with reliable, delicious food. They have a varied menu, and the best pizza if you like thin crispy crust, which I do!They are conveniently located near the Duomo and you don’t find restaurants of this caliber at these prices in that area, believe me! The address is Via dell’Oriuolo,53/R, Firenze – 50122. If you are facing the Duomo, walk down the right side, all the way past the cupola. The street that continues on is via dell’Oriuolo, and the restaurant is only two doors down on the right.The house wine is fabulous, and you can buy it in increments of ¼, ½, or a full liter. Try it! You’ll love it!
Recently while visiting Cortona to attend a party at a friend’s house, we stopped into Molesini. It is an enoteca, wineshop and market that has wine tastings! What better way to get started for the party! Today, there were 4 wine tastings for 5 euro. We tasted a Chianti, a Rosso di Montapulciano, Cortona Syrah, and a Brunello di Montalcino, all excellent of course.
Molesini is located in Piazza Repubblica, 12/15, in the center of Cortona. Every Thursday they have a wine tasting, followed by a dinner at a local restaurant including wine for around 45 euro. The dinners are 5 courses and the tastings highlight a specific vineyard or area of Italy. Reservations are necessary +39 0575 62544. firstname.lastname@example.org