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Few tourists bother hunting down this locals' favorite fiaschetteria, whose very name means "Wine Bar outside the City Gate."

This is a shame, because they're missing one of Florence's best by-the-glass wine selections and the broadest menu of any fiaschetteria, in a delightful country-style nook hidden along the last remnants of the city's medieval brick walls, halfway up the hill rising to panoramic viewpoint Piazzale Michelangiolo.

It's also open daily and open late (until 12:20am)—and from late March through October, is open continuously from 12:20pm to 12:30am (in winter, it closes between 3:30and 7pm).

You can dine out on the sidewalk in nice weather, or sit on the benches at tiny wooden tables inside to taste the excellent pizzalike crostini here. Start with the pappa al pomodoro or gnocchi with broccoli rabe and sausage. The crostoni are divided by cheese -- mozzarella, sharp pecorino, creamy goat-cheese caprino -- along with a list of the toppings to accompany them. My favorite is caprino con prosciutto arrosto e pomodori secchi (with goat cheese, roasted prosciutto, and sun-dried tomatoes). The wine is a key part of the meal; the list draws from the more interesting vineyards in Tuscany and beyond. This place is a bit out-of-the-way but worth the trip.