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Each season the menu changes, try the specialty of the day it will not disappoint.
Via dè Vellutini, 1r, Florence, Italy
Trattoria dei Quattro Leoni was founded in 1550 in a tiny piazza called Piazza della Passera. Only Fiorentini know this tiny relam between Via dello Sprone, Piazza Frescobaldi and Borgo San Jacopo. A triangle piazza that once stood a brothel which the piazza was named after. The story of the Quattro Leoni (Four Lions) is the ancient name given to the crossroads of Via Toscanella e Via dei Velluti where a stone base depicting a lion rampant sits. The "Marzocco" is a symbol of the Florentine Republic and a warrior that takes its name from the God of Mars, the protector of the Roman Florentia. The Marzocco created by Donatello carved in marble is now viewed at the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio. This ancient trattoria originated after World War II when the Florentine delicacies were thriving. A traditional Florentine tavern, wine shop, deli and cheese shop as well. A very popular place to eat among the locals as well as tourists and the elite of Hollywood. A staff that is friendly, kind and a restaurant that welcomes a tone of genuine Florentine made dishes, hospitality and an atmosphere that you can only experience at Trattoria dei Quattro Leoni.