The area of Borgo Albizi, in Florence, isn’t only one of the richest in history, but also one of the most lively, in terms of culinary discoveries in which to stumble upon. One of these is definitely the Corte dei Pazzi, a typical trattoria that doesn’t resemble a typical trattoria at all; while referring to tradition, it welcomes customers in a modern space, refined in its own way with interesting touches of industrial-chic.
Despite the beating heart of the restaurant and its most innovative element is the hall, the area of the Corte dei Pazzi also extends into a small alley decorated in Tuscan style and an internal courtyard, obtained from a former street now closed, both places are perfect to sit and eat in, during the summer, romantic and isolated from the usual traffic of the city.
Although the dishes fully reflect the vocation of a typical trattoria (with crostini, ribollita, Florentine steak, tagliatelle with wild boar ragout) the appearance of the restaurant does not resemble at all the hundreds trattorias that crowd the streets of Florence. The interior is essential and spartan, with bare walls, wooden chairs and tables and, to give a touch of modernity, the chandeliers made from wrought iron rods, suspended like cages from the ceiling beams.
After the entrance door, with its display of meat cuts, you go inside. The atmosphere is cordial and cheerful thanks to the owners, the staff and their sparkling spirits. The modern look, and above all, the versatility of the spaces contribute to transform this restaurant into something more, giving it a youthful and contemporary touch that distances it from the rest of the typical Florentine restaurants.
Between its strategic position and its modern furnishings, the Corte dei Pazzi is a pleasantly contemporary restaurant that can also become romantic if necessary, while still preserving the dynamic and jovial atmosphere, that will transform your evenings into moments full of charm and a timeless intimacy.