We had lunch at Rosso Pomodoro on our last day in Florence. Rosso Pomodoro is a chain of restaurant with over 80 outlets worldwide, but because of the negative connotation often associated with “restaurant chains”, we were a little bit apprehensive for a moment until we were re-assured by a real Italian homemaker.
“Let me put it this way, in our family, it is either I make the pizza or we visit Rosso Pomodoro” – Mamma Italiano; hotel owner.
Inside the restaurant, both the ambiance and the interior decor screams “modern day pizzeria” while the menu items, clearly traditional Neapolitan.
We finally decided on a pizza and a pasta after flipping through all the pages of their (extensive) menu – from appetisers, salads, pastas, pizzas to desserts.
Porticese (€8.80) - Mozzarella, salsiccia napoletana, funghi champignon, pomodorini e basilico
A’ Carcioffola (€10.00) – Candele di pasta fresca con tapenade di carciofi, salsiccia napoletana
We were glad that we did not order more than what we did, the food came out and the portions were huge but it was good & authentic though.
Our experience only proves that not all restaurant chains are boring especially after a very satisfying meal at the Rosso Pomodoro.
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