This post is for all of my carnivore friends out there!
Full disclosure, to find an amazing steak in Tuscany, you have to travel to the border with Liguria.
Don’t worry, it is worth the detour. The Fiorentina is that good!
I’m gonna tell you where to go for an AMAZING STEAK (Bistecca Fiorentina) in Tuscany, Liguria, or where ever!
Tuscany is the land of meat! You will find many small open flame steak houses that are all really good. They are very rustic and simple and you will not find compound butter anywhere. Don’t worry! you won’t need it!
So, that being said, I want to share with you my favorite place to find an amazing steak. Not only is the steak insanely good but the experience is wonderful.
La Bisteccheria (near La Spezia on the border with Tuscany)
As you walk into the restaurant, you will find a wood-fired oven and a huge pile of 4-inch high porterhouse cut steaks known as Bistecca Fiorentina on a window ledge leading to the kitchen and the colorful owner sharpening knives. There are 3 things on the menu. Fiorentina, contorni of roasted veggies and potatoes, and Dolci. Also, don’t worry about the budget. This meal won’t break the bank. Good luck getting a steak like that for 30 euros a kilo in Vegas!
When the waiter arrives they don’t take an order and everything is served family-style. They just count the number of people eating, bring this huge brontosaurus steak with beautiful roasted veggies, potatoes, and traditional cannellini beans.
As far as wine goes, also no menu. I will never forget my husband asking for a bottle of wine and the waiter waving his arm around at the walls full of bottles and saying pick one.
You will have such an amazing meal. This is one of those places you will be talking about for years!
General info and map link
Via Serravalle, 53, 19034 Casano SP, Italy
Hours open from 7:45 pm to 12:00 am
Closed on Tuesday
They accept reservations give them a call.
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