Get cozy in Borgo
Why locals love it
It's good all day long. You can kick your day off with a cappuccino, then have one of their American-style salads or wraps at lunchtime. (Salad side note: don't expect sad lettuce and spinach drizzled halfheartedly with olive oil. Think tasty toppings with a variety of flavors and textures). Return at happy hour for a hodgepodge of finger foods.
Why you should visit it
Their Friday night special "fritto misto" aperitivo is to die for. "Fritto misto" translates to "fried mix" and can refer to any combination of fried veggies, meats and more. Who wouldn't love a bunch of crispy golden deliciousness paired with a good cocktail?
It's on a cute little side street near Santa Croce—perfect for breakfast before you visit the basilica.