A few weeks ago, Rob and I were wandering around the city center when we saw that a new paninoteca had opened on Via del Corso. It looked super nice, but since we weren't hungry at the time, we decided to try it next time we were in the area.
Last week, hungry and just a few blocks away we decided that it was time to give La Cantinetta di Dante e Beatrice a try! We were not disappointed. We split bruschetta and each ordered a delicious panino. In a city where days-old paninos are put in display windows, it's refreshing to find another great spot in the center (just a block from the Duomo!) where they make the panino fresh and with fresh ingredients. I had turkey on mine and it was the most flavorful roasted turkey I've had here. So good. Rob also treated himself to a yummy torta della nonna. If his smile was any indication, it was quite good.
The atmosphere of the place is really nice, too. Unlike a lot of similar eateries in the area, it's actually quite spacious with comfortable seating. It was fun to eat a panino in a restaurant setting. So, if you are visiting Florence and find yourself hungry and in the city center (what tourist doesn't?) and interested in a fresh, light lunch we highly recommend La Cantinetta di Dante e Beatrice, via del Corso 27/r.