Bar San Francesco, Prato Re-do

This post follows my first visit to Bar San Francesco where I had the Tagliolini with Rosé sauce. Since that meal felt so basic, I had to give the restaurant another go. You can read about that experience here.


On this occasion, I tried the tagliolini pasta with smoked salmon. Yes, the same pasta type but it was my second choice and I wanted salmon. The sauce was going to be a creamy milk sauce.

While waiting for the dish to arrive, I was wondering how much salmon I would get for €6 and it turned out not to be a lot, as expected. Was I asking for too much? The dish itself was also a small portion, but I knew it would be filling; if there’s one thing I learned from dining in Italy, it’s that you will be full by the time you’re done eating.

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Alas, the pasta wasn’t very creamy but it was properly cooked. That al dente goodness. I want to be able to feel the slightly hard bite when I eat pasta. Don’t you?


Some more observations on this second visit led me to conclude that this restaurant is pretty popular with Uni students. It was also a bit more rowdy with some patrons standing and eating. Some people also brought their dogs into the restaurant which was a big no for me. And while I like the student deal in this restaurant, I think I prefer the vibe at Mokha.

For dessert, I opted for the 3 cookies option again. I found out that it also included the little pastries. Maybe I should have gotten the fruit chocolate tart… Anyway, I got two custard-filled puff pastries; one was dusted with sugar while the other had icing on top. The third ‘dessert’ was a foot-shaped, chocolate dipped cookie.

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Final thoughts? I feel like the restaurant can be so much more, like it’s not living up to its potential. Would I go back, most likely. Their pasta is well-cooked!

I hope you enjoyed the post! If you would like to prepare this meal, click here for a simple and straightforward recipe.

Bar San Francesco is located at Via Santa Trinita 32, 59100 Prato, Italy.


One thought on “Bar San Francesco, Prato Re-do

  1. I suspect that the next time you go there you will be one of the standing diners.
    Really interesting to learn that people can actually stand and eat in a restaurant. Waka enough, nothing wey you no go see.

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