A focaccina is essentially a sandwich. But calling Carlo Bondi's focaccine sandwiches is like calling our Duomo a church. It does not do justice to how awesome this particular thing is.
This little shop located right behind the stalls of the San Lorenzo street market is about as authentic Italian as one can hope for in our touristy center. Unlike Zaza around the corner, this place is actually frequented mostly by locals.
While you can opt for a slice of pizza (delicious looking and tasting), you really ought to try the focaccine. The spread behind the counter looks like an Italian take on Subway. There are a variety of ingredients to choose from to have in your focaccia. Ingredients such as salsiccia di chinghiale, spicy eggplants, sweet onions, and porcini mushrooms will have you wanting to try more than one.
My advice is as follows:
-Pick an ingredient that you like and pair it either with mozarella or something else that goes with it.
-Stick to 1 or 2 ingredients as this place can be cheap or not depending on the ingredients you choose.
-Focaccine are not Subway subs so if you try to get 5 ingredients you will get funny looks and a big bill.
PS. It is closed on Monday.
On Thu Mar 25, 2010 | Permalink