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Pescheria Tirrena

A historical fish shop of only 25 square meters at the bottom of the Torre dei Cerchi (13th Century). Every day, it offers fresh fish, chosen at the Mercafir (big market of grocery products) in the Novoli quarter of Florence by Sauro Bartoli, who inherited the passion for this job by his father and owns this shop since 1994, always granting for the best quality/price ratio (every morning he wakes up at 4.45am!). Inside, you can find fish from foreign and Italian coasts, but above fish from the Tyrrhenian sea: hakes, caramote prawns, mullets and blue-fish. He will also suggest you try the paranza fish (smelts, to be pan-fried), the moscardini for a special risotto and even –when he can find it, fish like John Dory, rock and tub gurnard fish, which are perfect to be cooked in a soup, or white fishes (sea and stripe bass and oratas.)

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