If you’re hungry and on a budget, but fancy some fine Tuscan cuisine and a cheeky vino to wash it all down, then I Due Fratellini is for you! This hole-in-the-wall wine and sandwich bar is a travellers dream and is so good that it has featured in Lonely Planet, Travel and Food magazine, Bon Appetit magazine and now Exchange, so if you know what’s good for you, get yourself over there!
Nestled in Via dei Cimatori 38, I Due Fratellini is so small that if you blink you may miss it, but this sandwich bar can be recognised by its small white canvas awning, its wall of wine and sandwich cabinet, and the queue which is often formed out the front.
I Due Fratellini offers a great selection of sandwiches and panini’s that are made only using locally sourced ingredients and are complimented by its wide selection of local Tuscan wines. For lunch, choose from the delicious ‘ham roast pork and mushrooms’, ‘soft goats cheese, Tuscan salami and fennel’, ‘fresh sausage and eggplant’ or ‘bacon and peppers’, among a selection of other fillings (including vegetarian and fish options). All panini’s are priced at just € 2.50 (!!) so with such reasonable prices, its worth grabbing a couple of sandwiches while you’re there – one for lunch, and one for sightseeing!
I Due Fratellini is always busy but the service is quick and friendly so you won’t have to wait long before you’re enjoying your fresh panini in the busy street with other travellers and locals. Check out what people are saying about this sandwich & wine bar on Trip Advisor or jump on the website; www.iduefratellini.it/testimonial.asp for a menu and more personal recommendations (don’t worry, it’s in English).
I Due Fratellini is open every day, rain or shine, from 9.00am – 8.00pm. So, grab yourself a panini and wine, sit in the street with your guidebook, and plan where to next.