Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 28, 2016

Pizza with a slice of history

While walking down Via dei Fossi in Florence yesterday I came upon this pizza restaurant in a gorgeous old building.

Pizza in Florence

I have no idea how old it is, but I wonder what the people who built would think now. The beautiful carvings would have taken months to produce and now you can eat a pizza below them…and get free Wifi.

Pizza in Florence

Pizza in Florence

Pizza in Florence

It was too early for lunch, but I will return another day to see if the pizza is as good as the setting.


  1. Was just cruising through the links and read the one agout Obika…so glad to finally know what that means. Always sounded Japanese to me! AND I always thought it was confined to airports…you know, that last minute mozzarella before departure. The restaurant in Florence looks amazing.

    • I had lunch at Obika just the other day. I love the smoked mozzarella pizza with grilled vegetables.

      • It looks great, if that’s the one in the pic. Love smoked mozzarella.

  2. What a gorgeous place to eat.

    • I will have to go back to try it.

  3. My goodness those facial expressions! How intriguing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Some of them are a bit gruesome.

  4. It must have been some type of religious building back in the Middle Ages, a church, a chapel, a convent??? Most of the images are of religious inspiration, Epyphany, a Madonna with Child (that can be barely seen). To end up as a pizza restaurant is not very dignified… but then, these are modern times. I look forward to see more photos when you manage to go back. Perhaps they have a “Holly Pizza”? Just kidding ๐Ÿ˜œ

    • I suppose it is better that the space is used. So many places are left to fall apart.

  5. Apparently, it is inspired in Sant Andrea’s Church in Pistoia

    • How amazing that you found that information!

      • Thank you both for finding more information about this intriguing facade.

  6. The old and the new colliding, I will put it on my ‘places to go’ list!

    • I hope the pizza is good.

  7. What a marvellous old building!

    • I was impressed.

      • ๐Ÿ˜€

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