Antonella's family owned a deli shop in Tuscany for their whole life, and she learnt to recognise the best mortadella or prosciutto when she was barely able to speak. Great cheese lover, Antonella is a truly Mediterranean housewife, and her favourite food is certainly pasta! She's terrific at the coffee machine, where lattes or cappuccinos don't have any secrets for her, even if she still loves to drink a straight espresso.
Marco was raised cooking in the Tuscan hills sorrounding Florence. He spent his summers on his grandparents' farm and started baking and cooking with his grandmother as a child, helping pick vegetables off the garden and fresh eggs from the hen's coop. His love for baking continued even if his career went in another direction, working as a software engineer and a network specialist in the last 20 years. He likes to cook and entertain friends and family whenever possible.
Marco and Antonella believe food should be simple, flavorful and real. You won't find fancy presentations here at the Bottega Toscana, nor preservatives or industrially processed ingredients. Our menu follows the seasons and what's available at the market, uses as many local ingredients as possible, cherish forgotten cut of meats and humble traditional recipes.