5 Budget Restaurants in Oltrarno Florence
The “Oltrarno” in Florence is generally considered the entire area across the river Arno and also known by the people of Florence as Diladdarno. It includes the area of Santo Spirito, San Frediano, Palazzo Pitti, Porta Romana, Boboli Garden, Via Maggio as well as a number of churches, museums and palaces that are truly unique. The area is also home of many traditional artisan shops called “Botteghe” from mosaic-makers, wood carvers, antiques, gilders, goldsmiths, shoemakers and more.
The Oltrarno is also known for its lower budget restaurants usually family owned with a few tables but with delicious and inexpensive food. Most of these places are well frequented by tourists and Florentines alike. If you need some hint on how to choose the right restaurants in Florence follow our article here. Here the 5 budget restaurants
1) Antica Trattoria Sabatino
The “Antica Trattoria Sabatino“ is a family owned restaurant and a true traditional business with affordable prices and quality. This is the restaurant for the everyday occasion, many residents dine there on a daily basis so the feeling is “eating at home“. Product are fresh products and combined with the healthy cooking make this restaurant a must try while touring the Oltrarno. The menu is still written with classic typewriter giving, the name of the tables is also unique not number but location: alla Radio, Alla Porta, Alla Corte, well done Lucia, Massimo and Stefania.
Address: VIA PISANA,2/r. – (Porta S.Frediano) 50143 FIRENZE – TEL. 055 22 59 55
2) Trattoria La Casalinga
La “Trattoria la Casalinga” is another very typical restaurant in the Oltrarno area right at the corner of Piazza Santo Spirito and Via Maggio so a great location for your tour stop in the Diladdarno. Fixed menu, fresh product, healthy cooking the Trattoria is always busy with tourists and locals alike. Antipasti, primi piatti, contorni and secondi piatti are available on a daily basis plus a special of the day. View the menu here
3) Trattoria da Sergio
The “Trattoria da Sergio” is yet another tiny small restaurant owned by a friendly host that is always ready to suggest you great dishes in combination with wine. There aren’t many tables so in the evenings make sure to make a stop by reservation to find place. Great starters, main courses and second dishes with various meets. There are also theme dinners so be sure to check the trattoria da sergio facebook page for updates.
4) Trattoria diladdarno
Address: Via dei Serragli, 108r 50125 Firenze, Italia
5) Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino
Trippa (guts) is a very typical dish in Florence, along with lampredotto (intestine interiors) are not meant for everyone. For Asians is a peace of cake eating such delicious parts of the animal but other westerner countries are less prone into trying it. Nevertheless it’s worth to mention that a very inexpensive way to consume a meal is by eating Panino with Lampredotto or Trippa salad. The Osteria Tripperia il Magazzino offers also primi piatti and secondi piatti, with or without trippa. You can visit the official Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino facebook page here.