📍 Via dei Servi 16r, Florence
🇮🇹 Around the corner from the Duomo
🍴 Easy-to-order panini with fresh ingredients and a magnificent view
A few days later, we found ourselves in Florence. With about 45 minutes before our guided walking tour of the city, a few of us wandered with Simona down a side street and were hooked by the impressive list of sandwiches, translated into English, outside Amorini.
A bit of advice for lunch in Italy: Always get the focaccia. Every sandwich at Amorini has the option to choose between “panino,” a simple roll, or “focaccia,” a flatter, chewier bread brushed with olive oil. The focaccia is worth the couple of extra Euro—it’s both a little larger and the superior bread.
As for which sandwich to choose, well, no one in our group left disappointed. We sampled the “Masaccio,” stuffed with salami and artichokes, the “Machiavelli” with ham and mozzarella (we added pesto), and the “Medici,” a simply dressed roast pork. And we couldn’t resist the “Rucellai,” made with roast pork and truffle cream, which an Amorini server told us was his favorite sandwich on the menu. Simona, who recommended the lardo or soppresata as typical Florentine sandwich fixings, summed the meal up nicely: “It’s quick and easy, but healthy and very good.”