Best Inexpensive Italian Restaurant 2011
Caprese salad, fritto misto, linguine with clam sauce, veal Milanese… they’re as ubiquitous to South Florida as hurricane scams and dirty politicians taking sacks of money from shady developers. So what can one more restaurant dishing up these all-American Italian favorites bring to the table? Well, in the case of Fiorentina, it can do them better and charge you less. We’re not talking fast food or fast casual or any other euphemism for wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am dining but a real sit-down, white-tablecloth restaurant with friendly and efficient service and an energetic, locals’-hangout kind of atmosphere. We’re also talking a restaurant where at dinner, most pastas come in at under $15, a whole poussin cooked al mattone and served with panzanella at under $20, and the only entrée that breaks the $30 barrier is a porterhouse big enough to have its own area code. Which, for the right price, one of our politicians would be happy to sell you.