It is excellent to be able to join friends and sit down for dinner at our wonderful restaurants in Bagni di Lucca. Last night a friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Ristorante del Sonno in La Villa.
Ilario has made sure there is plenty of distance between tables and there is also outdoor dining. All precautions have been taken to make sure guests are safe.
We began with mussels and bruschetta.
Followed by grilled trout, roast potatoes and, for me, a stracchino and prosciutto pizza.
Let’s support our local businesses!
My all time favorite restaurant! Can’t wait to go back someday!
Bagni di Lucca is waiting for you.
So glad to see it all coming back to life in Bagni di Lucca. You have shown 3/4 of my favourite places to eat including Bar Italia. I would be interested to hear if Marco is alright in the Pizza restaurant next to Conads Supermarket. Hope to get back later on this year anyway. Thanks for the posts.
I am happy that life is coming back to Bagni di Lucca, it was very sad to see everything closed.
I am happy to be able to eat out again.
Yes, I’m missing that
Love Ristorante del Sonno. Am hoping that all’s well at Acquolina in Bocca in Benabbio…
I haven’t been there for a long time. Perhaps someone else can comment on that.
How wonderful that you can have dinner at a restaurant again! Here in the state of Ohio, USA, our restaurants were just allowed to open back up this last Thursday. But many have not yet done so. Bars were also permitted to reopen then. I think social distancing will be observed much more in restaurants than in bars. We in the US are fast approaching 100,000 deaths from the virus. It’s sobering to think about.
Our restaurants have been allowed to open recently. Not all have done so here. A bar in Italy is quite different from USA. They are really more like a cafe, open from early in the morning for coffee and a snack, light lunch, aperitivo in the evening and a drink or coffee later.
In our town both bars and restaurants are doing their best to make sure their clients are safe and people seem happy to follow the rules.
This virus has been devastating in so many ways. Let’s hope things improve soon.
It’s lovely to see the eating establishments opening again. I am envious, for so many reasons!
It is great to be able to sit down with friends. I hope things continue to improve.
We love Del Sonno! The truffle pizza and porcini pasta — OMG. Perhaps Cavallino Bianco in Benabbio is open?! That would be my next stop….
I have not heard about Cavallino Bianco. I will check it out.
If it has reopened – you are in for a real treat. Say hello to my dear friends, Alessandro and Claudio, the owners, http://www.ilcavallinobianco.com from Carol & James( I live in Arizona). We live part time in Benabbio but sadly we will be staying home this year due to the pandemic.
I meant that I have not heard if it is open. I have been there several times and it is excellent. I will pass on your good wishes.
It is a pity you can’t come this year. It is a difficult time for everyone.
I’m sure Ilario was happy and busy as usual😀
None of the local restaurants are busy. There are obviously no tourists here now and many people are still afraid to leave home. I hope things improve soon. It is very important to support local businesses now.
So pleased to see that they are open. Ristorante del Sonno serves the very best Tiramisu – I judge all others against Ilario’s Tiramisu.
Jim loves his tiramisu at Del Sonno. Let’s hope he can come soon to enjoy a few more.
Both the Italian and Australian governments need to release their border controls – I fear it may be a while before that happens.
Italy is lessening restrictions for travel within the Schengen group from June 3rd. Who know what will happen with Australia.
Great to see that they are going back to normal.
It is a start!
When we go out, I tend to order something that I don’t cook at home. In this case it would be the trout, one of my favorite fish.
Me too! I quite like cooking, but it is great to try something different.
Just being able to get out makes it extra special.
My home is in riolo. Marcillio was the “self-appointed” mayor for many years of Riolo. His winemaking was always an event as well as preparing the Festa with his wife in first part of September. He passed away several years ago. Ilario from il Sonno is his brother.
I enjoy your site. Thank you.
Thank you for telling me about Ilario’s brother. There is much interesting history here in Bagni di Lucca.