Santina, San Cassiano

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.

Santina San Cassiano

I was there on a Sunday and it didn’t take long for the room to fill.

Santina San Cassiano

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.

Santina San Cassiano

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.

San Cassiano

San Cassiano

The misty view is delightful.

Santina…Via Chiesa 9, San Cassiano

(39) 0583 809278

Da Mamo

Da Mamo is a friendly family run restaurant in La Villa, just off Via Umberto, near the entrance to Hotel Europa. The interior is bright and cheerful.

Da Mamo

Da Mamo

They do excellent seafood.

Da Mamo

…and vegetable sformato.

Da Mamo

…and calzone.

Da Mamo

…and pizza.

Da Mamo

…and dolce.

Da Mamo

Ristorante da Mamo.

Da Mamo

Via del Riposo, La Villa.

Ph. (39) 347 2940371

Closed Tuesday.

 

Paolo’s pasticceria

Catene Cafe has had a transformation. The gelato counter has been replaced by delicious pastries.

The grand opening was this evening and the lovely Paolo was in fine form.

Paolo Catene Cafe

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The selection of pastries is excellent and we were able to sample quite a few…and they were just as delicious as they look. The girls were mobbed by people wanting to try things.

Catene Cafe

Catene Cafe

Catene Cafe

Catene Cafe

Catene Cafe

Catene Cafe

Good luck Paolo, I hope your new venture is a huge success.

Catene Cafe

Grilled

The Red Cross had their first event in Villa Fiori tonight. When we arrived the party was in full swing.

The children were having a great time.

Red Cross grigliata

Beer and wine were being served.

Red Cross grigliata

The tents were filling up.

Red Cross grigliata

The menu posted.

Red Cross grigliata

We ordered and took our seats. Beside us the Burraco tables were ready.

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Soon they filled up too.

Red Cross grigliata

I forgot to show you our food, but it was very tasty.

We walked home as it was beginning to get dark.

Ponte a Serraglia

Red Cross grigliata

I hope you will all come along tomorrow at 6.00pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.

Something a little different

For those who would like a change from delicious Italian food, how about a delicious curry?

Del Sonno curry

On Friday 26th February Ristorante del Sonno in La Villa is having one of their famous curry nights. For just €10 you can enjoy chicken, beef or vegetarian curry with rice. The price includes a small beer or a quarter litre of wine. Call 0583 805080 or 3356197303 to make a reservation.