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Firenze Ristorante unveils the virtues of a Tuscan village, from its vast selection of wines to the rustic, exposed-brick decor that accompanies each visit. Opened in 1981, Firenze beckons Upper East Side bellies through its doors daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner, capping off meals with complimentary limoncello or grappa that effectively trick tongues into thinking they’re in Italy. As waiters deliver still-steaming dishes of pasta and steak, diners chat at white-clothed tables flickering beneath a candle’s glow. Uniquely shaped mirrors adorn the walls and accent the restaurant’s dark wooden pillars, which brandish racks of wine and shriek a little bit every time they get a glimpse of their reflection.