La Bottega a Rosano: food, wine and passion

Grocery store at the gateway to Florence

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May 5, 2016 - 9:30

Rosano is a country village 25 minutes to the east of Florence, home to the tenth-century Santa Maria abbey frequented by Pope Francis who sought peace and quietude here. It’s also home to a popular coffee shop/grocery store, La Bottega a Rosano.

 

La Bottega a Rosano: where life is good La Bottega a Rosano: where life is good

 

Opened in 1989, over the years the Lazzeri family have established a thriving business selling local produce ranging from in-season vegetables to prosciutti and cheeses. During the week locals pop by the Bottega for a primo at lunchtime and coffee at all times of the day, while Florentines and tourists flock at weekends for lunch, a panino on their travels, or even a slice of the homemade cakes. (Our editor-in-chief is unable to resist the chocolate and ricotta cake!) In the summer months, there’s a cosy trattoria with an outside terrace, open for lunch every day and on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

 

The well-stocked Chianti Rufina wine corner at La Bottega a Rosano The well-stocked Chianti Rufina wine corner at La Bottega a Rosano

 

Co-owners Damiano Lazzeri and Matteo Trapassi are members of the Chianti Rufina winemaking association. Every week they organize wine tasting sessions with explanations of local labels, expertly and lovingly served with an abundance of delicious specialities, such as hams, salami, cheeses, olives and various types of bread and schiacciata. The wine corner at the Bottega is a permanent fixture, beckoning with its Bacchus gems.

 

Schiacciata and other delicious breads Schiacciata and other delicious breads

 

La Bottega a Rosano is like stepping back in time to eat and drink the very best that the surrounding land has to offer. Plus, it’s the perfect spot to people watch as locals go about their daily life.

 

La Bottega a Rosano

via Primo Maggio 10, Rosano (Rignano sull’Arno)

055 8303013

www.bottegaarosano.it

Closed on Mondays

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