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“most memorious dinner for live”

Ristorante Lo Stravagante
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Ranked #1,261 of 2,786 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 60
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: “Stravagante” is a word from Latin origins, composed of extra (outside) and vagantem (wandering). In the figurative sense it takes on the significance of fantastic, unusual, and also whimsical. It is precisely with this spirit that we would like to present you our menu, using the best ingredients in a manner outside of the ordinary.Ristorante Lo Stravagante brings the creative cuisine of Carmine Mastroianni to Florence. We are pleased to invite you to try this great destination for lovers of creative cuisine. Lo Stravagante combines the best culinary tradition with fresh ingredients chosen to enhance the flavor and prepare your palate to experience the extraordinary. Our creations combine the raw materials typical of the area (trying to respect the principle of locally sourced products) for fish and for meant with sophisticated and high quality ingredients. We pay particular attention to those who prefer a vegetarian menu, with imaginative dishes of high nutritional value.
Reviewed 3 December 2011

We got introduced from our friends how excellence of this place. So exciting to come to Florence and find out, it turned out to be much more what we heard and expected. First of all, this place is far from normal tourist could reach, so we couldn't ask for more where local eats. (you took a bus from center and taxi back) We had like testing menu which I didn't even dare to count how many dishes we had. We even learned that Carmine (owner) just picked his olive making his own olive just 3 days old. (one of many reasons how great of his food) He walked us through each course with simply joy and pleasure of all senses. The next couple days later, we bought fresh white truffle and we asked our friend to ask him if he could be available to cook for us with truffle. Therefore, we came back and Carmine extend a little mushroom to 4 courses (plush 2 more) with pairing 2 kinds of wine. It was the most memorious dinner for live.

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Reviewed 27 June 2011

I went there for dinner.
The place was empty but for another couple, but this did not clearly say anything about the dinner I was about to enjoy: definitely one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in the last few years!
The restaurant is not in the center of Florence, but it is well worth the short trip to get there: an unpretentious, yet charming little place with an excellent chef (also the owner, as I learned).
The service was unobtrusive in a very positive way, the food was delicious and the dishes very inventive both for the presentation and the choice of the ingredients.
Definitely recommended for those who want to stay away from tourist places and savor a really unforgettable Italian meal.
Portions are not huge but satisfying and prices are very good for the quality.
I paid 35 euros for a pasta, a second course, a dessert, a glass of white wine and water (and also received a complimentary appetizer)...
I will be back there on my next visit to Florence.

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4  Thank humpablo
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

What a wonderful spot. If you are in the mood to get away from touristy restaurants where every menu is the same, stop by here...we were asked what we liked as we sat down. "Fish" replied my dining partner -- she doesn't eat other meat -- and boom, the chef decided to play with what was available that day, and out came course after course of creativity. Wild chick pea puree with a seared Mediterranean white fish, a drizzle of olive oil from the chef's family's hometown, and some tiny basil flowers. Simple, elegant, delicious.

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3  Thank eatanything
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

Dining at Lo Stravagante was one of the greatest pleasures of a deeply pleasurable trip to Italy. Searching for one great Italian meal, we could not have asked for anything more perfect than the inspired and uniquely-crafted tasting menu put forth by owner, Carmine. From the squid ink pasta with tomatoes and cucumbers to the pumpkin ravioli to the sublime chocolate dessert, each flavor was carefully selected to build upon the previous course and take us through the Tuscan palate. Every meal at Lo Stravagante begins with a taste of Carmine's homemade Calabrian foccacia and it is rare to eat a meal this exquisite in which every bite tastes like home. Indeed, even the restaurant itself feels like a cozy house nestled into the streets of Florence, its ambiance enhanced by the warm color palate and lovely featured artwork. For anyone hoping to enjoy a delicious and delightful meal in a relaxed and casual setting, I strongly recommend a trip to Ristorante Lo Stravagante. Buon appetito!

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4  Thank kyrissima
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

We went to Lo Stravagante few nights ago, on sunday night, just because most restaurant were closed and we had a very nice meal!
Little away from city center, about 10-15 minutes walk.
Samll menu and really good quality food.
Wine suggested from the waiter was good and average price.
We definitely recomend it to everyone.
Cheers

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2  Thank SydneyAussie1980
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