The temple of Bacchus in Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, with a view of the Duomo from the panoramic glass-covered veranda. The Vineria del Re underwent Florentine curiosity and not thanks to the originality of the offer and the refinement of the furnishings.
Davide Risoluti, the owner, has been able to interpret the desire for tradition, proposing a new format for Florence. Here, it is possible to taste many labels from all over Italy, both by the glass and by the bottle. It is not necessary to sit at the restaurant to do so, you can also sip leaning on some nice bicycles positioned around the room, or as an aperitif in the inner room.
The restaurant's wine cellar is well stocked and every day offers a selection of the best Italian wineries, with a special focus on Tuscany.
A shrewdness that appeals is the presence of blackboards in the room that looks at the historic carousel of Piazza delle Repubblica, where every day wines are marked and available only for that day. A different way to taste fine wines in one of the symbolic places of Florence, perhaps accompanied by rich cold cuts and cheeses.
Open early in the morning, it offers the possibility of enjoying an Italian or continental breakfast with artisan pastry products and certified Italian coffee blends.
But besides wine there is more. The open kitchen all day favors local local ingredients with 0 km supply chains and first choice products. In addition to Tuscan specialties such as the typical Crostini, the selection of salami and cheeses at km0, Pici Senesi with truffle from San Miniato, Peposo all'Impruneta and the unfailing Fiorentina Steak, the queen of Florence, also it is possible to taste the Arborio Risotto with Porcini mushrooms and nipitella, Fillet with truffles, Fritto di Paranza with squid and prawns and many other specialties both of land and sea.
A special mention also to the wide selection of renowned champagne.