Lunch at Ristorante Silvio La Storia a Tavola

Ristorante Silvio La Storia a Tavola came highly recommended, so on lovely autumn Sunday we headed out of Bagni di Lucca on the Brennero road. The tiny hamlet of Pianosinatico is not far past Cutigliano, on the way to Abetone.

When you see this memorial to fallen soldiers, you know you have arrived in Pianosinatico.

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It was a hazy autumn afternoon, but you can see some of the colour in the mountains.

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The entrance to the restaurant doesn’t give much of an idea of the delights to be found inside.

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We thought it was just a bar, but we went inside and asked for a table for 4 and we were directed through to the restaurant.

We left ourselves in the hands of the very helpful waiter and were delighted with the dishes that arrived……and kept on coming. We began with antipasto.

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The next one doesn’t look much and the photo is a but fuzzy, but the potato with a truffle sauce was heavenly.

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Best of all were the fresh, raw porcini mushrooms. We were instructed to squeeze lemon on them, followed by a little black pepper……perfect.

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Next came porcini mushroom soup.

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Then rice with capsicum and a light and delicious pecorino sauce.

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Crepes with ragu.

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Gnocchi with truffle sauce.

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We were fairly full by now, so much so that I forgot to photograph the next dish…..pasta with eggplant and 2 types of onion….ooops.

Despite being stuffed we managed dessert…..pannacotta with fruit.

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And tiramisu.

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Take a drive through the gorgeous mountains around Bagni di Lucca and stop for lunch at Silvio la Storia a Tavola….you won’t be disappointed.

www.ristorantesilvioabetone.com