If you are in Florence and love mozzarella, THIS is the place for you. It is a chain restaurant and they have opened in various other places now too, you can check their website for more information on locations.
As the name suggests, Obkià’s food is based around the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP along with other typical Italian food. When I was there we ordered the mozzarella taster menu which allowed us to try three different handmade mozzarellas ranging from a delicate taste to naturally smokey. And boy were they good! We accompanied ours with a cutting board of I Salumi, pestos and fresh foccaccia. I could probably quite happily live off that combination, it was that good. Then again Italian food always is!
This is an image of our lunch plus desserts. In the bottle left hand corner is our aperitivo. It was such a nice place that we decided to go back for a drink before hopping on the train to go home. And as is custom in Italy, we got some snacks (involving mozzarella) to go with our drinks.
This is an image from inside looking out into the courtyard. The location of the restaurant itself is worth the visit and judging by the number of tables there were inside it can get pretty full! It also seemed to be a popular spot not only with tourists but also with locals, which is obviously always a good sign.
I hope all of you get the chance to visit Florence at least once in your life- it is a breathtaking city and I’ve been lucky in the past year to have gone multiple times. If not, you can always see if there’s an Obikà somewhere near you (there are restaurants outside of Italy) to at least get that Italian feeling for a few hours. Buon appetito!