Essenziale Restaurant

Essenziale is a project started in September 2016 serving Italian cuisine that enjoys to be contained from the rest of the world. Service is taken care of by only one waiter, that takes orders and serve the wine, while all the rest is done by our cooks, that serve and explain the dishes they prepare. Open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday.

There’s no finer showcase for modern Tuscan cuisine than this loft-style restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse. Preparing dishes at the kitchen bar, in rolled-up shirt sleeves and navy butcher’s apron, is dazzling young chef Simone Cipriani. Order one of his tasting menus to sample the full range of his inventive, thoroughly modern cuisine inspired by classic Tuscan dishes.

If you’re lucky, it will be the chef himself who brings the dish to your table and treats you to a detailed explanation: don’t miss the tale behind his remarkable Fior d’Evo dessert, notably with kale (another of his desserts includes artichokes). Sunday ushers in brunch, a fabulously revolutionary affair with a choice of three courses, unlimited coffee and water, and most likely the most remarkable French toast, waffles and eggs (with purple cabbage) you’ve ever tasted. Reservations essential.