A friend was in Florence a few years ado and said she ate at a little place near the leather market? She can't remember the name of course but said it is in Rick's Italy 2007 book. Does anyone have an idea of what this place could possibly be?? I knwo there are vast possibilities, just taking a chance.
It might be Trattoria Za-Za which is very popular.
I found a posting on the "Best/Worse" section of this website:
Best Why: This popular restaurant has a covered outdoor patio in its piazza just off the Central Mercado. We came for lunch on a warm, but cloudy day in late May and were easily seated without reservations.
The menu is varied, imaginative and affordable (I actually bought their cookbook). We had antipasti, primi and wine for less than E45 and hung out to people watch in the piazza and enjoy a a group of musicians who played for tips.
The clouds then opened on Florence and the waiters closed the plastic walls on the patio tent and we found ourselves with a happy place to wait out the storm! More wine, please!
We ate at Il Latini on 2 trips to Italy and would again! You will be charged for the amount of wine which is consumed, don't worry if the bottle which is placed on the table looks large! Locals as well as tourists eat here. There will be a line, that tells you something about the food. In fact, my daughter returned by herself for lunch the next day, she needed more of their ravioli!