Strozzi Piazza is one of the heavily-populated tourist areas of Florence (Firenze). I first walked past Colle Bereto and decided to skip it. It was night time and there was some pretty loud techo music coming from the stage across the piazza.
My last night in Florence was a Sunday. Everything was closed and Colle Bereto was the only open restaurant serving non-Italian food options. This outdoor seating plus their wifi availability, were the deciding factors to dining at the restaurant. We got a nice table, ordered a bottle of wine (25 Euros), a club sandwich (13 Euros) and a chicken curry with basmati rice (13 Euros).
The food came out fairly quickly, but instead of a club sandwich, we were brought a club salad. The server tried to pawn off this imitation (completely different; no bread and had mustard – not originally offered in the sandwich). We nicely asked to get our correct dish. Our server politely agreed.
The chicken curry was not a good choice. The chicken was a bit dry and the curry sauce was rather bland and gloopy. Think someone sneezing on your plate.
When the club sandwich arrived, we were pleasantly pleased. Great bread, very little mustard and amazing bacon. Like club sandwiches in the Philippines (which I love) they incorporated eggs. This time, instead of a fried egg in between the layers, it was a hard boiled egg with a pickle, speared on a toothpick holding the sandwich together.
I have a feeling that their other sandwich options would have been delicious. They had both a burger and a fried chicken burger on the menu. I think I just ordered the wrong item. Why would I think that an American style restaurant in Italy would know how to make a proper curry.
Would I go back? Yes, I’d just skip the curry and probably grab the burger instead.
Colle Bereto is located at Piazza Strozzi in Florence Italy.