Gunè opens in San Frediano

Gunè opens in San Frediano

San Frediano was named one of the world’s hippest neighborhoods by Lonely Planet and it’s only getting better. This summer, a new bistro offering tastes of Southern Italy’s Lucano region with wine to match opened its doors, bringing an upscale dining experience to this hip Oltrarno corner. This is Gunè.

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The restaurant offers a full bar with specialty cocktails as well as fun decor and a delicious menu that brings a modern sensibility to southern Italian classics.

Beef carpaccio bites for aperitvo.

Beef carpaccio bites for aperitvo.

The signature cocktail, a blue Negroni. There is also a spectacular wine list.

The signature cocktail, a blue Negroni. There is also a spectacular wine list.

Grilled octopus atop a potato cream sauce.

Grilled octopus atop a potato cream sauce.

Chefs prepare the octopus course.

Chefs prepare the octopus course.

Frizzuli, a typical pasta of the Lucano region, is served with a spicy meat sauce and a dash of Moliterno pecorino.

Frizzuli, a typical pasta of the Lucano region, is served with a spicy meat sauce and a dash of Moliterno pecorino.

A delicate branzino is served with a vegetable medley and black squid ink sauce.

A delicate branzino is served with a vegetable medley and black squid ink sauce.

Roast Pork “Dressed for a Party” is served with a blueberry sauce and salad of puntarelle.

Roast Pork “Dressed for a Party” is served with a blueberry sauce and salad of puntarelle.

A deconstructed cheesecake spiced with Vin Santo. Served in a glass dome dish, the sweet wine perfume that comes from the dish when you lift the glass lid is its own treat.

A deconstructed cheesecake spiced with Vin Santo. Served in a glass dome dish, the sweet wine perfume that comes from the dish when you lift the glass lid is its own treat.

Gunè. is open daily, except Wednesdays, for dinner. Call 055.4939902 for reservations.