The cuisine of Florentia is
Tuscan. The ingredients used at our restaurant are fine, fresh, Ontario
produce, including all local seasonal vegetables and cuts of meat and poultry.
Brought in from the Mediterranean, our selection of fish includes the
Eurobass-one of our patrons' favourite items-grilled with fresh herbs and
served whole with a side of fresh seasonal vegetables and wedges of lemon. At
Florentia you will find such classic Tuscan dishes as Ribollita, a hearty
Tuscan soup prepared with a variety of cabbages and cannellini beans; Penne
Strascicate, an authentic Florentine pasta dish prepared with lean ground veal
in a base of onion, celery and carrot; Fagioli All' Uccelletto, cannellini
beans with sage in a fresh tomato sauce with extra virgin olive oil; and of
course the renowned Florentine steak, a 2-3 inch-thick porterhouse grilled and
served with arugula and Parmigiano shavings.
Perhaps the most important feature
of Florentia is its lean cuisine: rather than other commonly used oils, or
creams and butters, we cook only with Italian extra virgin olive oil. We also
avoid amateur attempts at innovative creations in our kitchen. Instead, we
pride ourselves on serving "real food" based on classic Tuscan cuisine, the
healthiest cuisine in Italy for its simplicity of execution and its choice of
fresh ingredients. Many of our patrons return to Florentia precisely because
they value this type of cooking, known to be both an advantage in preventing
illness and conducive to healthy living.