Piazza S.Spirito by night is one of the most crowded squares in Florence with many restaurants, bars and sandwich shops, all well known among young Florentines. The neighborhood itself is quirky and innovative, ancient outside and young on the inside, preserving traditions while at the same time it’s the inspirational-workshop of the city. The strangest ideas come to life here; this is one of the last places in the center that still belongs to the citizens, and not to tourism.
The Tamerò has been one of the latest to join the Oltrarno life and, from the food to the furniture, is in perfect harmony with the surroundings. The walls have been left bare, almost untouched since the days it was a garage. You can see the bricks and graffiti; taking the paintings on the walls and the simple furniture into account, the place comes to mind as Spanish/cubism/Van Gogh-ish inspired…which I love.
Even the food is both conservative and new at the same time, you can find pappardelle al ragù, pici cacio e pepe, classic cheeses and cold cuts, but also many innovative ingredients and revisited-recipes all to be discovered.
The thing I like the most about Tamerò is the live music Fridays, be it a jazz, folk or rock session, there’s something for everyone!