Via dei Vellutini, 1-3, 50125 Firenze, Italy

(39) 055-274-1583

This tiny, mostly vegetarian café in Piazza della Passera, one of the Oltrarno neighborhood’s loveliest and liveliest, has an eclectic menu with an international twist, with dishes like chickpea croquettes served with a light, delicious yogurt sauce and seasonal vegetables dressed with sesame oil. Another very Italian chickpea declination is the dish after which the restaurant is named: in the port town of Livorno in the 1930s, when the cost of both bread and a traditional chickpea flour fritter was 5 cents, a customer who wanted both would ask for “5 of fritter and 5 of bread.” Be sure to order the cecina, this delicious chickpea incarnation.

Written by Claire Hennessy

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