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Today Florentine gourmets have found a new home.
In actual fact it is really an “old” home that has been carefully “improved” and renovated, because it would be ridiculous say it is new...

It would in fact be ridiculous to talk about Sabatini as being new, because its name alone represents life in Florence. Sabatini has always stood benignly right in the ancient heart of the city in Via Panzani, halfway between the Cathedral and the Station for over eighty years of its history, though, in recent years, its close ties with the city seemed to have weakened to a certain extent thanks to its income policies and excessive sympathy for foreign markets. Everything has changed under the new owners whose strategic alterations have once more restored Sabatini to being a small, but wonderful treasure trove of history, beauty and flavours, where culture is blended with the pappardelle and the steaks. Carlo Lazzerini and Claudio Schiavi have managed to boost the appeal of the restaurant, especially within the city: “After staking everything on an international clientele by opening three annex restaurants in Japan (the first, in less difficult times, in 1980), - says Lazzerini - we would like Sabatini to make a return and once more encourage the Florentines to dine here. After all, this venue was one of the first “luxury” restaurants, long before other well-known names appeared on the scene. Sabatini has been mentioned in books written by the statesman Spadolini and in the traditional Florentine ditty songs, while “bets were paid” by offering a dinner here. Here a gamble has been won by creating a perfect balance between a necessary internationalism and respect for the “neighbours” (the Florentines) and simply by ensuring that tradition and quality reign side by side in the kitchen. Therefore if you decide to walk inside the restaurant in Via Panzani, you will be amazed by the added value of the typical “Sabatini” savoir-faire. Sit down in the midst of all this warmly welcoming woodwork and take a look at the spectacular winter garden or the walls, where you can admire the happy faces of many important personalities, like Primo Carnera, for example, who have dined at Sabatini’s, yellowing in their frames...


Ristorante Sabatini SRL | Via Panzani 9A | 50123 | P.I. 01476270481
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