This week's special dish at Giannino in San Lorenzo is, of course, our Pappardelle Alla Chiantigiana!
Pappardelle is a special type of pasta: very broad and flat noodles, similar to fettuccine if you want. It can be made fresh, with eggs or dried up. It originates from Tuscany and it’s usually served with a nice high-quality rustic ragout, hence our recipe “alla Chiantigiana” which means made the Chianti way. Chianti is a region in Tuscany famous for the wines mainly, but also for many other delicacies such as our fantastic ragù (sauce).
We explained the process of making our Pappardelle Alla Chiantigiana but what is the best wine to go with it? Here at our restaurant in Florence, we have chosen the Chianti Classico Santedame from the Santedame Ruffino estate. This vineyard is located in the Chianti's Golden Basin, Conca d’Oro. The region is known for having low yields of grapes, this makes the wine very concentrated and with a very interesting minerals content.
Giannino is a restaurant in the center of Florence, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo, specialized in traditional Florentine and Tuscan dishes. Born in the 16th century and still very much appreciated by Florentines and tourists, Giannino serves one of the best steaks in Florence and many other typical dishes of our beautiful region.
Are you a large group? Giannino offers its halls restored from an old gallery, for large groups who want to dine in an authentic Florentine restaurant!
Giannino has represented the Florentine and Tuscan cuisine even abroad, where it received important awards! Read about us and our culinary achievements over the years!
Book a table at our restaurant in the center of Florence and enjoy a traditional Tuscan dinner with a fantastic local wine to with it! We’re just next to the Church of San Lorenzo, near the very old San Lorenzo Market and just two minutes away from Duomo square.
Book now and Giannino will welcome you with a glass of fine wine and a fantastic starter!