December 10, 2008
Edible Florence- Trattoria Sergio Gozzi
Often hard to find, both because of location and name, half of us say we are going to Sergio's the other half say Gozzi's! Finding Sergio's is not easy as it is located behind the stands in the market in front of the San Lorenzo church, people often walk right by, but those in the know.... stop! There is a single glass door, with a step up, and a framed hand-written menu placed outside the door daily. Both Gozzi's and Trattoria Mario's are the two oldest trattoria's and the regulars in the area enjoy both! Alternating between these classics.
Since I began going there years ago, Sergio has passed away and his son's Alessandro and Andrea have taken over, respecting the family traditions. The trattoria has been open since 1915, they must be doing something right!
The huge double dining room with the art covered walls and brightly lighted room welcome a vast assortment of people.
My lunch yesterday was great as usual, I had a pureed bean soup with kale and croutons, my husband enjoyed their famous ragu on potato gnocchi.
I skipped the main course opting for their incredible hand-cut fried potatoes.
Andrea had moist roast rabbit with roasted potatoes. House wine is good as is the coffee.
Usually when I am hungry I will have the roast pork filled with Tuscan herbs or the grilled veal chop. This is also the place to have a Florentine steak.
Trattoria Gozzi Sergio
Piazza San Lorenzo, 8/r
open for lunch only