April 16, 2007

Let the party begin!

spring is in the air!

Sunday at the Macelleria Cecchini

black olives in orange

herb filled roast pork

our table at Dario's

This week both my friend Beatrice and I celebrate out birthdays... so we went to Dario Cecchini's SoloCiccia Sunday for lunch to start celebrating!

We went early to catch some of the Sunday Market action, see the vintage car rally drive by and just relax!

Our table was not in the new restaurant space but in the lower part of the butcher shop.

Solociccia sits you with other people and service is family style.

We were lucky to have a group of young sicilian's that live and work in Florence

and a group from bologna that is opening a new restaurant....right near the Arena del Sole the theater.

the chef, ( from guatemala but in Bologna since he was three!!!)
can't get more Bolognese than that!

Da Pietro.. dinner only!
via Falegnami, 18
telefono 051.230644

They open today!!!
I will be going up soon to try it.
I adore Bologna!

I always make new friends at Dario's which is why I go anytime I can.
I actaully ended up going from client to staff at a certain point.
From shopping .. to girl Friday, cashier, cook, catering.
My husband and I worked with Dario for 2 years.

If you know Dario, that is like 5 years for anyone normal!

our menu at Solociccia

Pinzimonio ( raw veggies with EVO and Profumo del Chianti)

Fritto do Macellaio
fried breaded pork, friend meatballs, fried sage, fried red onions

Crostini di Sugo all'uso di Natale
Small toasts , dipped in Broth ( xmas style) with ragu

Schiacciata con Burro di Chianti
flatbread made with Dario's herbed lard

Arrosto Fiorentino
Marinated Roast Beef

Tenerumi in Insalata
Cold salad of boiled Tendons ( yummy!)

Brasata al midollo
Braised meat with shallots and Vin Santo

Fagioli all'olio
Tuscan white beans with oil

Torta all'olio
House cake made with oil ( LIGHT!!!!)

After dinner digestives.. from the Army distillery!

30 euro

Reservations a must... no corkage on bringing your own bottles!


  1. Happy birthday Judy!

  2. great pictures! you must be loving the new camera. That herb stuffed pork is making my stomach growl.