How lucky we are to have this fabulous gelateria right on our doorstep. Fuori dal Centro is on the SS Brennero near the turnoff for Fornoli.
The interior is bright and cheerful and the staff friendly and helpful.
There isn’t a huge flavour range, but you can be sure whatever you choose it will be delicious.
The freezer contains fabulous ice cream cakes to take home for later.
There is plenty of seating inside and out, so you won’t have to rush. Sit and savour this delicious gelato.
After one visit you may find it difficult to drive past without stopping.
A restaurant has closed in Ponte a Serraglio. Ristorante da Vinicio had been around for ages. When we first came 14 years ago it was busy every night. Here is a photo from back then.
In summer there were tables along the river, giving the little piazza a lovely festive atmosphere.
A death in the family and a serious illness have brought on the closure of the business. It will be missed this summer.
We need a restaurant at Ponte a Serraglio. Bruno’s is great, but one is not enough, particularly in the summer.
I don’t know any details about buying or renting the space, I just know that it needs a new family to take over…anyone out there?
Bagni di Lucca has a new restaurant, La Tana del Ghiro. It is not far from the pedestrian bridge from La Villa…on the opposite side of the river from the town.
The interior is pleasantly furnished.
All the food is prepared from local produce. We were delighted with our selections.
Bread, hot from the oven. It is a pizza base with oil and herbs.
…and regular bread.
Ravioli with local trout.
Trout with roast potatoes.
Prosciutto with potatoes.
Beans with onions.
Pannacotta with fruit of the forest.
La Tana del Ghiro is a great addition to Bagni di Lucca’s list of restaurants. The food is good and reasonably priced, the service is friendly…I hope they do well. They will also be selling local produce in the future.
Phone…0583 805 869
We all love Italian food, but sometimes it is good to eat something else. Who doesn’t love a good hamburger? Eataly has opened a “Hamburgheria” in Via Fillungo in Lucca, and the hamburgers are great. You can have your burger cooked to your liking, rare, medium or well done, the bun is good and it is all well presented. (The chips could be better)
As you would expect from Eataly the cafe is very stylish.
They also have pastries and desserts…to be tried on another visit.
This is well worth a trip to Lucca.
Eataly…91A Via Fillungo, Lucca. It is in a courtyard off Via Fillungo, so you might need to look carefully to find it.
Santina’s restaurant is well known in Bagni di Lucca. It is one of the first restaurants I went to when I first arrived in the area 13 years ago. It is as good today as my first visit.
I was there on a Sunday and it didn’t take long for the room to fill.
At Santina’s the food just keeps on coming. The pasta is delicious, but you need to remember not to eat too much because there are several other courses to enjoy.
In summer there is a lovely terrace with great views over the valley.
It was a misty autumn day when I was there, but some yellow flowers beside the door brightened up the day.
The misty view is delightful.
Santina…Via Chiesa 9, San Cassiano
(39) 0583 809278
Paolo from Cafe Catene in Fornoli has recently brought in a new pastry chef. The man is a genius!
As well as delicious pastries and cakes they do excellent sandwiches.
Make sure you drop in to say hello…and sample some of the delights…the coffee is good too.
Ristorante del Sonno in La Villa has had a delivery of porcini mushrooms. A clever person found a hidden cluster deep in the forest nearby and rushed them into the restaurant.
With the recent rain there should be some more soon.