If you want a great lunch at a very reasonable price in a beautiful Italian restaurant in one of the nicest areas of Florence, I cannot think of a better place than Il Santo Bevitore. The restaurant is typical Italian with lots of dark wood and endless shelves filled with wine. However the decor is also somehow modern and very stylish and so are the dishes.
For lunch there is a daily menu (plus some all timers like plates with different cheeses and salads) which contains around 3 or 4 different things for starters and the same for the maincourse. Last time I went I had a salad with fresh spinach, pears, pecorino cheese, pine nuts and croutons accompanied by an amazing organic olive oil. For starter/main course I had a risotto with yellow pepperfruits which was so tasteful. A real culinary pleasure.
The place is of course also open for dinner. I haven't been here in the evening, but the many candles around the restaurant somehow tells me that this is an incredibly romantic and cosy place for a wonderful Tuscan dinner....
Via Santo Spirito 66r. T. +39 055 211264 www.ilsantobevitore.com