I have been wanting to try BarbaGarga since it opened and finally got a chance to go to lunch with my ladies the other day for lunch.
I had been a speaker at the Girl Geek Dinner there the other night and had a chance to see the lovely transformation of my old neighbor Ruggiero's trattoria.
Two friends, Alessandro and Francesco- a Tuscan and a Pugliese, have teamed up to create Barbagarga. Alessandro comes from a restaurant family, GARGA restaurant in Florence. He then spent some time in New York cooking and now has returned to Florence.
|alessandro ( garga) and Francesco ( Barba)|
We went for lunch after our market tour and were the only clients and took the table in front of the kitchen which was fun.
The restaurant offers a light lunch menu for 10 or 15 euro or you can order from the full dinner menu, which is what we did.
Everyone loved everything we tried- and especially the desserts. It is such a dissappointment to end the meal with bad desserts. Alessandro makes his mom, Sharon's, famous cheesecake, which is one of the best I have ever had!
We had several dishes and shared them all. My favorite way to eat!
Stop by and try it! Tell them Divina Cucina sent you!
Via San Zanobi, 33/r