La Schiacciata con l'Uva
Mangiando Il dolce più buono di Firenze durante la vendemmia
It's not autumn in Florence if you don't have a snack with the schiacciata with grapes. It's a very special dessert prepared by the bakeries and also by some Florentine pastry shops between September and October during the grape harvest. The taste, however, is surprising. Just think of the ingredients: bread dough, olive oil, sugar and black wine grapes.
Tradition has it that the so-called schiacciata grape is used, the one suitable for winemaking, with small and firm berries. In Florence it is almost obligatory to use Sangiovese (the grape of Chianti, Chianti Classico to be precise) given its diffusion, but also Canaiolo is fine when found. To be discarded only the black grapes with large berries. And a few years ago, the fashion arrived for the "schiacciata" with seedless grapes, which has slightly more pinkish grains and without viaccioli, and is more appealing to younger palates.
Here are the top 10 addresses, at a stroke:
Antico Forno Giglio
Via Lorenzo Ghiberti 151r
This small bakery has been baking bread, pizzas and focaccia for almost eighty years. A local institution.
Antico Forno Guasti
Via del Ponte alle Riffe, 15/r
Historic bakery outside the historic center, owned by the same family for over thirty years churns out one of the best schiacciate in Florence. The one with grapes is special.
Via della Mattonaia, 3a.
We are in the gastronomic realm of the Florentine chef Fabio Picchi, the address and name guarantee the quality and fragrance of his schiacciata with grapes.
Forno Luigi Palatresi
Borgo Ognissanti 102r
Since 1957 a reference of the neighborhood. Stop for the crushed grapes without hesitation.
Viale Edmondo de Amicis, 49 / Piazza San Marco 9b / via Anton Francesco Doni 10
By now an institution in Florence, difficult not to know and appreciate its products.
Borgo La Croce 109r
A must to not miss the famous schiacciata with grapes of Paola Mariabelli (here exceptionally from May to October) sweet, soft and dripping with red and sweet juice.
Borgo Ognisssanti 92r
A small oven of 12 square meters since 1909 where today 11 people work and bake without interruption 30 types of bread and super baked goods.
Panificio Chicco di Grano
Inside Sant'Ambrogio Market, Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Historical Florentine bakery located inside the also famous and ancient market of Sant'Ambrogio, perhaps one of the most famous originally for the preparation of schiacciata with grapes.
Via Gabriele D'Annunzio, 106 Coverciano Area
Very well known throughout South Florence, offers high pastry and traditional Florentine desserts.
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 36.
Known in the Florentine area for its famous schiacciata alla fiorentina, it also deserves a taste of its delicious schiacciata with grapes.