Nowadays Lucca is full of restaurants listed on all guides and Trip Advisor. Below is the list of our
LUCCA CITY CENTRE
RISTORANTE IL GIGLIO
Piazza del Giglio – Telephone: +39 0583 494 058 (1 star Michelin)
Good quality restaurant both for fish and meat in the central square Piazza Del Giglio. Good quality/price even if it has a star Michelin. Great both in summer, as it has an outside space overlooking Piazza Grande, and winter, as it has an elegant dining room.
For further information: www.ristorantegiglio.com
BUCA DI SANT’ANTONIO
Via Cervia 1/3 – Telephone: +39 0583 55881
This is one of the oldest restaurants in Lucca, probably founded in the 18th Century. Making dishes in the traditional cuisine of Lucca, amongst which the traditional farro soup. The main dining room has various old tools and utensils that hang on the walls and from the ceiling adding to the traditional atmosphere. There are a few table outside. Closed on Sunday evening and on Monday.
For further information: www.bucadisantantonio.it
Piazza San Quirico, 1 - Telephone: +39 0583 46264
This restaurant is great for outdoor dining. Probably the best fish restaurant in town but expensive.
Vegetarian options are offered.
For further information: www.ristoranteallolivo.com
OSTERIA LA MIRANDA
Via Dei Carrozzieri, 27 - Telephone: +39 0583 952731
A nice restaurant overlooking the city walls. Traditional dishes for an easy dinner in a welcoming atmosphere.
OSTERIA DA PASQUALINO GUBIOSA
Via del Moro, 8 - Telephone: +39 0583 496506
This is a fantastic fish restaurant – simple - specialised in Sicilian food. Booking is required.
Rampa di San Frediano – Palazzo Pfanner. Telephone: +39 3290843180. Closed on Monday.
This 1-michelin star restaurant is located in the “limonaia” (Lemon House) of one of the most famous palaces of Lucca: Palazzo Pfanner. In summer is also possible to dine in its fantastic garden.
For further information: www.limbuto.it
RISTORANTE SAN COLOMBANO
Baluardo San Colombano, Mura Urbane di Lucca – Telephone: +39 0583 464641
Surrounded by the huge trees of Baluardo San Colombano, above the city walls, close by the Cathedral San Martino, this modern restaurant is also a cocktail bar, where you might take a little rest drinking their cocktails, wines or simply a coffee, enjoying the little breeze passing through the walls.
Tuscan dishes and more. For further information: www.ristorantesancolombanolucca.it
IL PUNTO OFFICINA DEL GUSTO
Via Anfiteatro 37 - Telephone: +39 0583 05849
This restaurant offers an innovative young cuisine. It has an internal patio. Please note that the portion sizes are small. Next to the restaurant there is the bar for drinks called Il Puntino.
OSTERIA IL MANZO
Via Cesare Battisti, 28 Telephone: +39 0583 490649
classic dishes cooked in a more modern way
LA PARTE DEGLI ANGELI
Via degli angeli 23 - Telephone: +39 346 807 9791
Contemporary cuisine looking at tradition.
Via Fillungo 91a - Telephone: +39 0583 429216.
Part of Eataly, this restaurant offers good quality burgers as well as other options. It is possible to eat outside during summer.
Corso Garibaldi,129 – Telephone: +39 464 182
Great bistrot serving gourmet burghers and Tuscan/ethnic cusine. Only inside eating. Good for lunch.
Via Fillungo 146 – Telephone: +39 0583 492641. Closed on Monday.
This is one of the most renowned pizza place in the city centre. The kitchen is open until 11pm.
PIZZERIA DA FELICE
Via Buia 12. Closed after 8.30 p.m. and all day on Sunday.
Standing or to take away but surely the best pizza in the city center. Try Cecina if available- a sort of check peas crepe!
Via Elisa 5 – Telephone: +39 0583 467732.
Wood pizza oven. Pizza, Tuscan dishes and good meat. Great lunch choice.
LUCCA COUNTRY SIDE
Via Vecchia della Chiesa, 83 – Telephone: +39 0583 342077
A historic place run by the same family since 1870. Serving both Tuscan and more sophisticated Italian cuisine. Opened for dinner only on Friday and Saturday. We highly suggest to make a booking if you would like to have dinner here.
ANTICA LOCANDA DI SESTO
Via Ludovica, Sesto di Moriano - Telephone +39 0583 578181
This warm, friendly, family-run inn with historic medieval origins has managed to retain its
authentic, traditional ambience. It is one of the best restaurants in the area. Delicious regional cuisine takes pride of place on the menu - the beef with black pepper and rosemary is highly recommended for meat lovers. For pasta lovers, here all the pastas are homemade. No outdoor dining, closed on Saturday and in August.
For further information: www.anticalocandadisesto.it
Via di Coselli 55, Guamo – Telephone: +39 0583 94284
Tasty and genuine dishes in the Lucca tradition, at competitive prices. Nice outdoor veranda for al fresco dining.
For further information: www.lacecca.it
LA CUCINA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO
Via di Vorno – Telephone: +39 0583 971473
Great sunset terrace, nice food, informal. Great selection of dishes, most vegetables come straight from the restaurant’s veggie garden.
For further information: www.delloscompiglio.org
Via Contea, 5 Montecarlo – Telephone: +39 0583 229475
Classic Italian restaurant, good quality food. Fantastic views over the plain of Lucca.
For further information: www.ristoranteforassiepi.it
S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia - Telephone: +39 0583 307573
Elaborated cuisine that is tastefully presented, 1 Michelin star. Extensive wine cellar. Outside dining.
For further information: www.ristorantebutterfly.it
Via Provinciale, 45 Camaiore (LU)- Telephone +39 0584 989069
A restaurant renowned for its more elaborate dishes and wine cellar.
For further information: www.ilmerlocamaiore.it
RISTORANTE LOCANDA BERNARDONE
Via S.Pertini, 427 Nocchi – Telephone: +39 0584 951118
Located in a farmhouse in Nocchi, outside Camaiore on the way to Lucca. Traditional Tuscan food.
Informal, great for families.
ON THE COAST - FORTE DEI MARMI
Via Carducci, 61 Forte Dei Marmi -Telephone: +39 0584 84030
1 Michelin star. Fine seafood in the center of Forte Dei Marmi. It has superb service and famous mayonnaise made in front of guests in the dining room. Fresh fish is the highlight here, the quality of which is guaranteed. Great selection of wines. Expensive.
For further information: www.ristorantelorenzo.com
Via Arenile 38 -Telephone: +39 0584 80940.
Smart fish restaurant with the possibility to seat outside in front of the sea.
OSTERIA DEL MARE
Viale Franceschi 4 (close to the pier) - Telephone: +39 0584 83661
Great fish restaurant offering a few meat options. Extensive wine list. Attentive service.
For more information: www.osteriadelmareforte.it
Viale Franceschi 2 (close to the pier) - Telephone: +39 0584 1716337
Restaurant, street food and fishmonger. Overlooking the sea, it is possible to go there also for Aperitivo time (pre-dinner drinks)
Via Colombo, 80 - Telephone: +39 0584 80763
This is a must in the life of Forte dei Marmi. Filled focaccia bread, pizza and a fantastic fruit tart! If you are in Forte dei Marmi for lunch we suggest eating in one of the many beach resorts (known by the locals as Bagno) where to eat outside and overlooking the sea. Three of our favourite ones are:
Bagno Marco Viale della Repubblica, 87 – Telephone +39 0584 82671. A family-run
restaurant offering great traditional dishes. Great pasta with seafood.
Bagno Piero Via Arenile, 1 - Telephone: +39 0584 1848640. This is one of the most famous beach clubs in the area.
Bagno America Via Arenile di Levante, 2– Telephone: +39 0584 83996
ON THE COAST – VIAREGGIO
Via G. Mazzini 122 Viareggio – Telephone: +39 0584 31382
1-star Michelin. Although local fish dishes take pride of place here, the menu also features a few meat options. A winning combination of a friendly welcome, professional service and top quality haute cuisine.
For further information: www.romanoristorante.it
Via Zanardelli 71 – Telephone: +39 0583 44493. Closed on Wednesday.
In the city centre of Viareggio, this restaurant serves very fresh seafood. Famous for its pasta dishes among which the ravioli with prawns and arselle pasta (typical dish in the area). Good wine selection.
Via S, Andrea 27 – Telephone: +39 0584943266. Closed on Tuesday
Great restaurant and excellent service. There are just a few tables outside, must book in advance.
RISTORANTE IL PORTO
Via Coppino 118 – Telephone: +39 0584383878. Closed on Tuesday.
Located in front of the harbor of Viareggio where you will see stunning Perini boats. The fish is excellent, the setting a bit pretentious. Extensive wine selection.
TRATTORIA DA CICERO
Via M. Coppino, 319, Viareggio LU- Telephone: +39 0584 393089
Informal traditional seafood restaurant with fresh seafood. No outdoor dining.
IL PICCOLO PRINCIPE
Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1 Viareggio – Telephone: +39 0584 4011
2 Michelin stars. On the fifth floor of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, an historic Art nouveau hotel. A panoramic roof garden acts as a delightful setting for creative and sophisticated cuisine, which is expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Simple decor with a few contemporary features and an open-view kitchen.
For further information: www.ristoranteilpiccoloprincipe.com
BEACH RESTAURANT – BAGNO FLORINDO
Via Giuseppe Barellai 6 – Telephone: +39 392 982 0788
Nice restaurant on the beach for seafood. Booking required.
Via Garibaldi 40– Telephone: +39 0584 791962
Very good selection of wine and good food. One of the most renowned ones in the area for its outdoor dining and wine list. Very expensive.
Via Del Marzocco 19 – Telephone: +39 0584 300272
This restaurant has been recently opened by the owners of the Giacomo restaurants in Milan – renowned for their excellent food. Great atmosphere and attentive service. Expensive.
OSTERIA BARSANTI 54
Via Padre Eugenio Barsanti 54 – Telephone: +39 0584 71514
It offers a traditional and typical menu of Tuscan culture and especially Pietrasantina.
Via Martinatica 20 – Telephone: +39 0584 1788946
Fish restaurant (but also vegetarian and meat alternatives are available) Lovely location in the countryside just outside Pietrasanta. The young chef comes from the kitchen of the well know restaurant “Lorenzo”
Via Marzocco 64 - Telephone: +39 0584 71446
International dishes, Sicilian cuisine, Eastern and Middle Eastern.
For further information: www.trattoriailmarzocco.it
Via Stagio Stagi 22 – Telephone: 39 0584 70010
Traditional meat and fish dishes with a modern touch.
For further information: filippopietrasanta.it