On Friday 15th March 2019, we were craving seafood and had a delicious meal at Fishing Lab Alle Murate in Florence, Italy. The restaurant had a 4.4 star rating from 2000+ reviews on Google so we trusted the internet strangers and went to eat.
This was the risotto arancino balls for 4€. They had a beautiful crispy texture with a creamy, soft filling. The batter was not too oily nor dry. This was satisfying to eat with a dash of tomato sauce. The chips on the side were thick, starchy and soft. This was a great appetiser to the meal.
This was large shrimps for 2€ per serving. As you can see, they're not that large. Besides the size and value, we did enjoy the taste of the grilled shrimp. There was a nice, smokey profile mixed in with the creaminess of the crustacean. If these shrimps had been larger, it would have been a lot more satisfying to suck on.
We can't seem to find this dish on the menu but this was red prawns served with salad. Nothing to comment on for the vegetables, just a lot of freshness and water droplets. The prawns were delicious, creamy, compact with flavour. It was a bit saddening when we realised we could only have one each.
This was a grilled whole sea-bass, with roasted potatoes. This was a very simple and nice dish. We could taste the freshness of the fish. The charcoal flavouring on the skin was crispy, well salted. But not going to lie, Vietnamese sea-bass is done better because you can taste the thick, umami flesh of the fish 😉.
We enjoyed the casual and relaxed vibe of this restaurant. It was a great spot for us travellers looking for an extensive menu, with aperitif options, and drinks. Check them out if you're ever in Florence.
Thanks for reading! Happy eating. Ciao.