Casalinga means housewife in Italian, a much nicer word I think. My husband often comments that I don’t linger around the house much.
This restaurant was suggested to me by fellow blogger, Janine from Destination Umbria who loves to eat here.
At lunchtime I had to queue to get a table and then had to share with a couple of gentlemen and another couple. No problem, I could see that the food coming from the kitchen looked excellent.
The restaurant is tiny, although I think there may be another room at the back.
One of the bonuses of sitting at a share table was that I could photograph what the others were eating. The 2 Florentine gentlemen were happy to hold up their food for me.
That one is a bit blurry, but you get the idea.
I ordered scallopina del limone with a side order of peas. I love the way peas are cooked here.
I resisted the urge to order dolce, although I saw some delicious things being delivered.
The restaurant is a hole in the wall in Via dei Michelozzi, near the Piazza Spirito Santo on the Palazzo Pitti side of the Arno.
Trattoria Casalinga was to close for a month after my visit for renovations. It will reopen at the end of March 2012.
Thank you Janine for the recommendation.