Santina’s restaurant in San Cassiano is a Bagni di Lucca institution. I have mostly visited in winter and been seated in the cosy room inside. My last visit was on a sunny Sunday and we sat on the terrace.
It was a bit hazy, but the view over the mountains to some of the other villages was lovely.
As usual the food was delicious. We started with bresaola.
Then the famous ravioli.
There was finely sliced roast pork and roast beef with delicious potatoes.
Who can say no to tiramisu?
…or apple cake.
Now that summer is here, go to Santina and sit on the terrace. Trattoria da Santina is in the Main Street of San Cassiano not far from the church.
I love this little restaurant. From the street it looks like any other small bar, but the terrace behind transforms the place into a perfect eatery. The food is wonderful and homemade. We enjoyed a meal here after visiting the church (also a great experience!).
It is quite a surprise to see the restaurant when you walk in from the bar. I have enjoyed many good meals at Santina’s.
This was a favourite of ours as well. Fantastic food and a very lovely view across the valley and the mountains.
I’m pleased I finally got to sit on the terrace.
We explored this area (after reading an earlier blog post) and found this lovely restaurant. The people were so welcoming and the food and views were fantastic.
I have been going for more than 12 years. It’s great.
Looks so fresh. Yummmm. 😊
The food is always good at Santina’s.
I did not know about the terrace, either… thanks for the tip
I knew it was there, but I mostly go in winter. I will make more effort to be there when it is warm.
We ate there every night while we were staying in BdL….. wonderful place!
We had some interesting experiences there. At first we didn’t realise how much food comes out and ate far too much of the ravioli, not expecting all the other courses.
I can easily return for that ravioli!
I love it all!
I love these unpretentious places that serve great food.
We dined at Santina’s on 4 occasions over the summer holiday.
We’ve been eating there on and off for about 13 years.
Superb food and service from the whole team.
It is wonderful to revisit Santina’s often.