Buon Appetito!

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

La Fiorentina Ristorante Italiano has been gaining a sterling reputation for years. Its prime location, in front of Hotel Crowne Plaza Estepona, must be a factor as is the genius of the Pigani family, who own it and the personal touch provided by manager, Brigitte Pigani. The addition of live music every day means that it is quite an experience to dine at this friendly yet gracious restaurant.

We started with the famous Caesar salad (l’insalata storica alla Giulio Cesare), the classic combination of lettuce, croutons, sliced chicken breast imbued with a gorgeous dressing. We also enjoyed a plate of King Prawns with Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus, which were fresh and tasty. The third member of the party ordered a classic Carpaccio with Rocula and Grana Padano shavings and pronounced it delicious.

Brigitte’s Pasta was a memorable main course, consisting of homemade Spaghetti served with Rocula, Cherry Tomatoes and King Prawns. The Fettuccini with Fresh Salmon, Asparagus and Vodka Sauce was perfection on a plate, due to the fact that the sauce acted as a counterbalance to the richness of the salmon. Moreover, the presentation was magnificently executed, with the bright, fresh colours of the ingredients adding an artistic touch to the dish.

The third main meal that we ordered was a new creation, which celebrated classic Mediterranean flavours; fresh Swordfish served with an Olive, Olive Oil and Fresh Tomato Sauce. The dessert menu was offered, but we deferred to the chef’s expertise; our faith in his considerable skill was rewarded by a heavenly Homemade  Crepe with Gran Marnier and a Vanilla and Nut Ice Cream, along with a Banana and Chocolate Crepe, which was even more filling. We also enjoyed a gorgeously creamy Pannacotta served with Strawberries. Our only regret was that we lacked the capacity to try the rest of the menu, which included imaginative meat dishes and pizzas cooked in the Fiorentina’s authentic pizza oven.

Still, there is always the next time because we will return very soon….

La Fiorentina

Centro Comercial El Pilar, Local 11 (opposite Crowne Plaza hotel)
ES-29688 Estepona, Malagá

0034 +34 952 885 765 | http://www.lafiorentina.com.es/

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