If you type “pizzeria Firenze” you will find many local. Fratelli Cuore, however, is something more than just a pizzeria. It is first and foremost a meeting place between the City and the people, between the perspective of the journey and that of waiting, in the heart of the Santa Maria Novella Station. An important terminus, where for eighty years, history and personal experiences intertwine, including knowledge, greetings, goodbyes, kisses …
However, if you want to eat pizza in the Santa Maria Novella station area, you could not choose better. Fratelli Cuore has obtained two wedges in the prestigious guide of the Italian pizzerias Gambero Rosso 2017 and 2018 and has won the prize “Art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo world heritage of humanity, Unesco 2018”.
A redevelopment project
The police called Calcutta this corner of the city. A homeless shelter that slept in the trash, under the canopy of the old international ticket office. An inhumane place to live and a bleak welcome to Florence. Grandi Stazioni launch the project for the redevelopment of SMN and, in 2015, Fratelli Cuore was born, a recommended restaurant in Florence able to offer the pleasure of a careful and fast stop. The relationship with the past has not been lost, because it is always “from what something is born”.
Eat, drink, kiss
Eating, drinking, kissing are primary needs. Everyone feels the need to look for a home when they are away from home and want to fulfill the need to be loved and listened to. The style of reception is that of the restaurants recommended in Florence, signed by the Caprarella Brothers. The professionals who work there are oriented towards hospitality, kindness and amiability.
Who are the Fratelli Cuore?
The four Caprarella brothers, Giuseppe, Pasquale, Rocco and Roberto are in charge of catering since the nineties.
Europa Service, their company, manages La Loggia at Piazzale Michelangelo.
The Fratelli Cuore menu was designed by chef Daniele Pescatore. Neapolitan origins, for years one of the leading chefs of Florence restaurants, he is the protagonist of the creation of dishes dedicated to pasta and grilled but above all signs the tastes of the Neapolitan pizzeria made in the wood oven, exposed in the local.
Fratelli Cuore About Us
Fratelli Cuore is among the recommended restaurants in Florence because it focuses on multiple administration with Griglia, Pasta, Pizza, Caffè and is open 24H24. The night opening represented a real challenge. So here is the choice to focus on excellent raw materials, (pasta from Gragnano, Tuscan oil EVO, dop meat, tomato from Piennolo and San Marzano dop, buffalo ricotta from Campania) The pizza is made with a process that allows you to serve it fragrant every hour, even take-away and delivery services are active, and a free Wi-Fi service is available, to surf, stay connected and chat even if you are away from home or office. You can order with your mobile phone, through Messenger messaging.
Where’s Fratelli Cuore?
Fratelli Cuore is located inside the Santa Maria Novella station of Florence, next to the central ticket office and under the flag.
The station is considered one of the masterpieces of Italian rationalism. It is characterized by bare and bright surfaces, large windows, free plants for greater space availability. The building was designed in the early thirties by a team of architects led by Giovanni Michelucci.
The graphics of the brand recalls the rationalism of the SMN station with a look also at the futurist poetics of the artist and graphic artist Fortunato Depero, active in the years when the station was built.
What you can eat?
Fratelli Cuore you can eat pizza, the good Neapolitan pizza with a crunchy top, the soft interior and the succulent filling. Gragnano pasta with traditional sauces, with some care: the Amatriciana is made without onion and this gives this sauce a unique lightness. The round and tasty flavor is given by the real guanciale, cooked at low temperature and degreased, before meeting the tomato Agro nocerino-sarnese.
Even the pesto, made fresh every morning, is made with Ligurian basil, more delicate and suitable for raw preparation. The chicken, appreciated for its extreme softness, has a great success, but the recommended dish of the Fratelli Cuore grill is the Italian fresh meat burger, cooked on the spot, accompanied with homemade sauces, chips and aromatic salad. The desserts bear the signature of the award-winning Tuscan pastry chef Luca Mannori.