‘I tried the best Italian flatbreads from a tiny London shop and felt like I was back in Florence’

During my trip to Florence in 2021, I visited the city’s most renowned focaccia restaurant, and it was like heaven between two slices of bread. Yet, upon tasting Dal Fiorentino's Italian flatbreads, I was struck by their formidable competition.

Located in a tiny shop just off Brick Lane, Dal Fiorentino boasts an impressive array of fresh ingredients on display at their new branch. As soon as you step in, the traditional décor and aroma of freshly baked bread instantly transport you to the streets of Italy.

Dal Fiorentino, on Cheshire Street, has brought their authentic recipe of Schiacciate Fiorentine directly from Tuscany to London. It offers a wide selection of mouth-watering sandwiches, catering to both meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

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Ines holding up Dal Fiorentino's 'I Medici' as it overflows with fresh Italian ingredients
Dal Fiorentino's 'I Medici' overflowing with fresh Italian ingredients -Credit:MyLondon

I opted for one of their vegetarian options - the ‘I Medici’ - featuring creamy Stracciatella cheese, grilled aubergines, and sun-dried tomatoes. I added fresh rocket and topped it off with, for me, the best part, truffle honey.

Although the bread was not warm, it remained soft, and it was generously filled with fresh ingredients. Since it can be a bit messy to eat, I would suggest enjoying it on a sunny day while seated in Allen Gardens.

Despite the indulgent ingredients, Dal Fiorentino's Schiacciate strike the perfect balance of flavour without feeling heavy. They offer a guilt-free treat that satisfies both the palate and the conscience.

The pistachio flatbread having a generous portion of the delicious cream lathered on top in front of Ines
The pistachio flatbread has a generous portion of the delicious cream -Credit:MyLondon

Since the truffle honey was not enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, I ordered one of their dessert flatbreads. Even though Nutella was calling my name, I stuck with my all-time favourite, pistachio, and I could not have been happier with my choice - it felt like I was having a whole jar of pistachio cream.

With prices starting at £4.50, Dal Fiorentino offers affordable food without compromising on quality or portion size. Whether you're craving a savoury lunch or a sweet treat, their menu caters to all tastes and budgets, ensuring a meal that leaves you feeling satisfied all day.

I ordered the large ‘I Medici’, which was £7.50, and the regular Pistachio, which was £4.50, and I was full for the whole day.

The stracciatella cheese is added to both slices of bread
The stracciatella cheese is added to both slices of bread -Credit:MyLondon

The cosy and authentically decorated interior added to the overall charm of Dal Fiorentino's Brick Lane branch, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a taste of Italy in the heart of London. Don't pass by without stopping in to experience a slice of Florence.

Dal Fiorentino Cheshire Street opening times

Monday to Friday: 11am to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 6pm

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