Antico Noe has two restaurants side-by-side and both under the same ownership - one is a sandwich shop famous for overflowing tuscan panini and the other a sit-down osteria offering seasonal specialties.
The sandwich shop is popular with the student community and local shopkeepers because it's a great place for a quick, cheap and delicious lunch. Order a sandwich from their menu, or create your own combination, and follow it with a glass of house wine.
The osteria offers Tuscan dishes with a strong emphasis on local seasonal ingredients - truffles, porcini and artichokes to name a few. The tagliatelle ai porcini is a local favorite, and the truffled eggs are a tasty bargain.
Both locations are found in an arcaded alley off the Piazza San Pier Maggiore (sometimes frequented by a local community of friendly vagrants). You'll know you've found the place when you see the line of lunch customers forming at the door.
LOCATION: Volta di San Piero 6/8r, Firenze
TELEPHONE: (39) 055 234 0838
INFO: Closed Sun (and for several weeks in August), Credit Cards accepted