Pescheria San Pietro
A large, bustling fish restaurant with a retro vibe, the San Pietro is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station. But don't let that put you off: the fish and seafood is hopping fresh, the service is cheery, and the prices reasonable. You can choose a table for two on street level, or descend to the warmly lit basement space where an open kitchen turns out sea bass and tuna tartare, gnocchi with clams, seafood risotto, and tagliolini pasta with juicy scampi. Mains include fish and chips, seared tuna steak, and scallop gratin. Leave room for dessert—the vanilla ice cream 'drowned' in a hot espresso is delicious. The San Pietro is open for breakfast, 'working lunch,' cocktails, and dinner.