Florentine in Saligao is all about classic Goan flavours paired with cold beers & delectable desserts

Florentine has been winning hearts with classic Goan flavours, cold beers and a sinful caramel custard

People often mistake Goan food to be nothing more than fish, deep fried or grilled, much like they mistake the natural splendour here to only be restricted to beaches. However, Goa has so much more to offer than beach shacks when it comes to food and the best of Goan delicacies can be found at simple local restaurants that have mastered the flavours and the art of making local food.

For a foodie, going to Goa and not exploring the local cuisine here would be nothing less than a sin and when in the state we would suggest you not commit it.


Located in the Museum of Goa, Saligao, Florentine serves some of the most delicious chicken cafreal, chicken vindaloo and prawn rava fry and caramel custard, so when in Goa, that is exactly where one eats.

All about the chicken cafreal

When we hear about a place with a signature dish, we often urge our readers to try other things on the menu and explore a bit, however when it comes to Florentine, what is advertised is the reality. Florentine is famed for its spicy, nummy sauce that makes the cafreal what it is- a dish to die for. In the state that is known for its fresh seafood, the poultry is still the best thing you'll put in your mouth.

The juicy chicken comes alive when paired with the thick, spicy and nummy gravy. If you're a fan of spice, the cafreal will make you swoon with excitement, pair it with the soft Goan poee and a cold beer and you'll have a classic Goan fiesta that you just can't say no to!

What else to hog on?

Though, the chicken cafreal is pretty famous here it isn't the only thing that is amazing on the menu. The chicken vindaloo, the spicy pomfret fish curry, masala prawn and oysters will satiate your palate and leave you wanting for more. The desserts served in this local favourite restaurant are also some of the best we've had, these include serradura or the sawdust pudding (sweet biscuit dust pudding) and the caramel custard.

Though the serradura is more famous here, the caramel custard is what we can never have enough of! This sweet delicacy works perfectly in the hot Goan weather as the dessert is light, satisfying and the creamy to taste.

Knock Knock

Though simple and scant in decor, Florentine has a pretty chill vibe and when here the best way to go about the meal here is to enjoy it with a cold beer. However, it is not the decor but the food that pulls people to its shores and we'd highly recommend you head to the place and relish a taste of the delicious Goan delicacies.

Location: Chogm Road, Saligao, Penha de Franca, Goa

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