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The best Dim Sum in Florence

09.10.2012 No Comments

Last week I was in search of a cool dinner place to go with a few girlfriends of mine somewhere we had never been. This of course can be a challenge since all three of us have lived in the city for a number of years. Not one to turn down a challenge – my friend Gina told me about a recently opened Dim Sum restaurant on via dei neri, one of my favorite streets in Florence. I made reservations and off we were – after a cheeky prosecco at Lochness Lounge. Small interior and contemporary design, it’s not always easy to find a great Asian restaurant in Florence that also has decent food. Often I see a fancy-looking place and wonder if the food is as good as the effort made for the design.

We went for a white wine that they originally didn’t have – I did notice that the cheapest option on the menu for wine wasn’t available. Probably this should be remedied since at 18 euros a bottle – it isn’t a drop in a pond and we were kind of forced to get a more expensive option. However, they did offer up hot tea gratis for all restaurant guests which I thought was a nice touch. We decided to get a variety of dim sum dumplings as an appetizer and noodles/meat dishes for our main. I was really impressed with the fillings for the dim sum – lobster, truffle, bacon, octopus, there were so many delicious-sounding choices! Each portion came with three delectable dumplings “ravioli al vapore” and they were quite simply divine. I wish I could have ordered 40 of them – I have no doubt I would have finished every last bite.

For some reason after eating these drops of heaven, I was even more hungry than before if that makes any sense. After staring at the menu for an embarrassing amount of time – I settled on handmade noodles with vegetables while my friends got Thai beef & noodles in broth. The noodles themselves were out-of-the-ballpark delicious and must be ordered when eating at this restaurant. No seriously I will be angry if you eat here and don’t order the noodles. They are that good. Portions are a bit smaller than I would have liked, I was not totally full after I ate, but I liked it so much I didn’t care.

The blurry picture on the above-right is of one of the chefs making the noodles from scratch which is fun to watch. We ended up skipping dessert and getting gelato at nearby Vivoli. A ‘sweet’ ending to a great night with my wonderful friends, now planning my next visit to Dim Sum.. nam nam!

  • Dim Sum ,Via dei Neri, 37 50124 Firenze, Italy. Tel: 055 284331

Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as editor at ITALY Magazine, she's creating social strategies for international clients and providing travel, foodie & life tips via her blog 'Girl in Florence'. Hobbies include plenty of reading, hiking, beagle cuddles, the hunt for the 'perfect' flat white and laughs with the girls.

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    Carmen Caserta 09.10.2012 at 16:51

    Awesome! My husband and I are moving to Florence in July 2013 and love to know the dining hot spots! Thanks for sharing your reviews!

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      ggnitaly84 09.10.2012 at 16:54

      No problem, I get really excited when I find a place like this as it’s not really that common so feel free to visit me here anytime :). good luck with your move!

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    Jennifer Avventura 09.10.2012 at 18:11

    Looks awesome! I wish! Nothing like this around where I live. Maybe Ill try to make it one day.

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      ggnitaly84 09.10.2012 at 18:16

      I would like to learn how to make it myself! Now I know where to take you if you come visit firenze 🙂

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    Clanmother 09.10.2012 at 20:33

    You can find the world in Florence! Delicious photos…

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      ggnitaly84 09.10.2012 at 21:03


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    KLaVonneLuther 30.05.2013 at 0:50

    Just ate here tonight and it was glorious! Thanks for the tip!

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    Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who has called Florence, Italy home for the past 13 years and now you'll find me between Firenze and Zug, Switzerland. Besides the blog, I am the editor at Italy Magazine and I also work as an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years) as well as a freelance writer. You might have seen my articles in Lonely Planet and a feature on my blog in Forbes. This space is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling, eating and living in Europe with tips for weekend trips. I'm married to a wonderful Frenchman and we have a Florentine beagle who rules the household. Keep in touch with our adventures with your favorite glass of franciacorta or espresso!


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