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.
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.
They do excellent seafood.
…and vegetable sformato.
Ristorante da Mamo.
Via del Riposo, La Villa.
Ph. (39) 347 2940371
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 The gelato counter has been replaced by delicious pastries.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.
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.
Good luck Paolo, I hope your new venture is a huge success.
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.
Beer and wine were being served.
The tents were filling up.
The menu posted.
We ordered and took our seats. Beside us the Burraco tables were ready.
Soon they filled up too.
I forgot to show you our food, but it was very tasty.
We walked home as it was beginning to get dark.
I hope you will all come along tomorrow at 6.00pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.
For those who would like a change from delicious Italian food, how about a delicious 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.