venerdì 18 novembre 2011

A Taste of Home at Lungarno 23

By Paige Gherardi

Missing home? Check out Lungarno 23 for some authentic American burgers with an Italian twist. After living in Italy for a while it’s normal that you will have days when you miss things from home. I am American and while there are several restaurants and small fast food places in Florence that have American food, it always seems to fall just short of what I was expecting. Lungarno 23 has a burger and fries combo that will make you feel right at home. It’s the first place I’ve been to in the area that does a burger right, and it’s always full of Italians. With a long menu of extra fixings you can add to your burger, this restaurant has everything from the classic burger to gourmet burgers with Italian flair. You can expect to pay from about €14-€23 for burgers: the classics are less and burgers with delicacies like truffles will cost more. The meat used for the burgers is from Chianina cattle - known to be one of the highest qualities of beef in the Tuscany region. The restaurant also has soups, pastas, salads, and other main courses featuring Chianina beef.

I went to Lungarno 23 with one of my American friends who has been living in Florence for the past two years. We were both yearning for a taste of home. I ordered a cheeseburger and she ordered a regular burger that came with lettuce, tomato, and onion, hand-cut French fries, and condiments. The food was excellent. We went for lunch and had no problem getting a table, but the restaurant is very popular for dinner and reservations are required.

Location: Lungarno Torrigani, 23 Firenze
Phone: 055 2345957

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