Osteria al Ritrovo del Platano

This is a great place to eat not far from Bagni di Lucca, on the way to Castelnuovo. Osteria al Ritrovo del Platano is a Slow Food restaurant at Ponte di Campio. The chef is Mauro Bertolini and he prides himself on providing delicious local food in season…special tastes of the Garfagnana. The food is both traditional and innovative.

I discovered it one wet, cold day on my way to Castelnuovo. The entrance doesn’t really give any idea of what you will find inside. The restaurant is quite large and well set out.

20140810-080632.jpg

20140810-080429.jpg

The workman’s lunch is one of the best in the area, and amazing value at 10 euro.

20140810-080654.jpg

I ordered the pasta arrabbiata, fried trout and peperonata.

20140810-080729.jpg

20140810-080706.jpg

20140810-080719.jpg

 

20140810-080741.jpg

20140810-080752.jpg

20140810-080805.jpg

I didn’t leave much.

20140810-080818.jpg

There were some very delicious looking desserts available, but I couldn’t fit anything else in, so I just had a coffee.

20140810-080830.jpg

I have been back for dinner, which is also excellent. The prices are a little higher, but worth every centesimo.

There is a small parking area on the side of the road on the Gallicano side of the restaurant.

www.osteriaalritrovodelplatano.it

7 thoughts on “Osteria al Ritrovo del Platano

  1. Good choice, Debra! I would have ordered the same. The trout must come from the Colomini farm and it is delicious. Looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the tip.

  2. The interior is warm and welcoming, the menu sounds lovely, the food looks lovely – no wonder Italian workmen discuss what they are going to eat for lunch and what they have eaten for lunch – beats a pie and coke doesn’t it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s