Two Sandwich Spots in Florence

Great for Lunch

Author: The Traveling Professor/Thursday, October 25, 2018/Categories: Italy

Rate this article:


Here are The Professor's picks for 2 sandwich spots in Florence, Italy.

Pane e Toscana
Just a few years ago, there were only a couple of sandwich shops in the heart of Florence.  Now there are a handful in each neighborhood it seems.  Panne e Toscana is a fast and cheap shop with many choices.  Cash and coins (only up to about 5 euros for a panini) are a must in this fast paced environment, along with fast and efficient ordering - they do not tolerate long musings over the menu.  I’d suggest a warm sandwich with chestnuts and mushrooms - Garfagnino schiacciata to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians as it is a blend of flavors unfamiliar in the US.  Do not expect to sit at one of their two tables, however they usually have two benches out front in nice weather.

Address: Borgo degli Albizi, 31, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy,11.2608003,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xaf317ed1475a94eb?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLtcSE6ZPWAhXp5oMKHVITCRsQ_BIIkAEwEA 

Meet Marco at his sandwich shop, Semel, a tiny space that I would have not noticed off of the Sant'Ambrogio market if I had not been suggested to go there by the wine connoisseur of Touch.  Marco, with his broken english, is very friendly to each person who walks into his shop.  A list of sandwich fillings in both Italian and English lines many small blackboards, which makes it very easy to order a cheap lunch.  At off-peak times, Marco insists that his customers sit and relax as he prepares their meals.  Try a glass of wine, ask him for a suggestion, with your pear, truffle, and gorgonzola sandwich.

Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 44, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy,11.2670055,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x610e1c8b72c1b9e9!8m2!3d43.7709293!4d11.2670055  


Number of views (232)/Comments ()

«August 2019»

Paris Left Bank Restaurant List

Paris Left Bank Restaurant ListLots of people go to Paris just to eat. Travelers have no problem in finding restaurants. The Traveling Professor has compiled a list of his favorite restaurants, many of them used on his small group tours to Paris. There are a wide variety of restaurants, some specializing in fish, some in traditional French food, and some in more modern French food.  For those looking for a break, we've also including a favorite Italian restaurant with comfortable seating an view of Luxembourg Gardens.

Read more