EATS REVIEW: ITIT II SANDWICH CAFE, FLORENCE
Posted on September 21, 2016 in Places to Eat
Wow I'm sitting in this cafe with my back turned to the door (so I can't see the street outside) and I feel like I'm being transported back to NYC or London. For a New Yorker who's been living in Italy for a way long time this place is a refreshing blast of the contemporary anglosaxon coffee-lounging-Starbucks culture that I often miss... only that the coffee here is actually good! The espresso is a certified Italian espresso (as regulated by the national institute of Italian espresso...yes that actually exists). The rest is very un-Italian -- from the muffins and donuts, to the sandwiches and seitan snacks, to the spacious interior complete with couches and armchairs and free WIFI. The food is prepackaged (except for the sweets) and the variety is limited but the choices are great, different from the usual ho-hum you find in Florentine bars. I got a multi-grain baguette stuffed full with grilled chicken breast, artichoke hearts, whole almonds and mayo. It was heated up for me and absolutely delicious! For ¤3.95 it was also one of the cheapest and filling sandwiches I've found in Florence. Great atmosphere, thumbs up for ITIT!
Via Cavour 45/R, Florence (100 meters from the Duomo)
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