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Cuisine of Lucca for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

lucca skyline Beautiful ancient town of Lucca features numerous historical landmarks and is well known for its original culinary traditions. In local restaurants the guests will surely be offered a variety of refined ethnic dishes however the food artworks can be found not only in upscale restaurants. Small shops Taddeucci which can be found near the central square and other city sights are of immense popularity among travelers.
1. Travelers who are setting off to Lucca for the first time should undoubtedly visit the touristic center of APT Lucca Tourist Information Office. It is located near the Santa Maria square. … Open
The special sort of bread named Buccellato can be bought there. Crisp French baguette features is flavored with anise taste. This treat is of more popularity among tourists than refined desserts served in the neighbor cafés. The thirst can be easily quenched as during walking tour the travelers will find numerous special drinking fountains right in the streets of the city. The fountain water is clear and harmless. Many local people refill their containers with fountain fresh drinking water.
Among the popular Lucca restaurants the Buca di Sant’Antonio restaurant is most worth attention. It was established in 1782. Despite the high pricing this legendary gastronomy landmark is annually visited by many local people and tourists. The main recipe for success of the restaurant is the highest quality of served foods and unspeakable feel of comfort in its cozy hall. The specialities of the house are considered to be pasta with hare and lamb meat cooked following original recipe which is undoubtedly worth trying. Copyright
In Lucca, it's worth paying attention not only to fashion stores but also to original gastronomic pavilions. La Boutique dei Golosi is considered an ideal place to choose wine and gourmet … Open
The cozy Caffè di Simo is the best place to set off to for breakfast. Guests are offered savory cappuccino and delicious Italian croissants Cornetto. The café features attractive pricing. The breakfast with hot pastry and a cup of savory coffee will cost about 4 Euro. The Vineria I Santi restaurant is equally interesting for tourists as it offers not only amazing choice of ethnic cuisine dishes but a rich wine list.
Lucca, San Michele in Foro One of the most romantic places of Lucca is the Locanda Eremo del Gusto restaurant. A part of the tables is served on the open air terrace which offers a great panoramic view over the city. Those travelers desiring to try some specialities of Tuscan cuisine may be recommended to pay a visit to the Trattoria da Leo restaurant. It also features an upscale selection of delicious dishes and appealing pricing as well as cozy homey atmosphere!
Lucca is a charming Italian town in Tuscany, which is located not far away from Pisa. The city was founded on the site of the Ligurian settlement and the Roman military camp. Lucca has … Open
Interesting dishes of meat and legumes, seasonal vegetables and fruits, premium-quality dairy products and meat delicacies are the main components of Lucca's traditional cuisine. The most common first-course option is the soup of beans and spelt - this crop has been used for cooking popular dishes for several thousand years. It is customary to prepare the traditional soup with fresh celery, onions, and garlic, and small slices of ham give it a special flavor.
Anfiteatro Romano, Lucca No less original first course is Garmugia soup, which is considered a spring dish. Its important components are young peas, spring onions, asparagus, and artichokes. Various types of meat or ham may also be added to the soup. When it comes to main courses, Tortelli is especially popular with tourists in Lucca restaurants. This is how they call a special kind of pasta filled with various types of meat. It is customary to serve Tortelli with thick meat gravy. Before serving, the dish is always decorated with Parmesan cheese.
Lucca will be a great place for a peaceful family holiday. The city has many interesting sights, museums, and beautiful parks for walking. There are also excellent entertainment centers for … Open
In Lucca, they prepare a special version of the widespread dish Rovelline. For its preparation, small breaded beef slices are fried until ready and then stewed in tomato sauce with spices. This cooking method allows to make the meat as tender and juicy as possible. The meat dish is usually garnished with mashed potatoes.
Lucca No less original meat dish is rabbit stew, which is also cooked with various spices and high-grade olive oil. As for fish dishes, fried cod remains an undisputed leader. Local chefs know dozens of recipes for its preparation. Coal-grilled cod is considered the most delicious version. An original side dish of chickpeas is often prepared for it.
Lucca is a city of haute culture and arts. Besides this is an established place of an exciting original event being Lucca Comics and Game Festival. The fest was first held in 1966 and since … Open
The most popular dessert that can be tasted in Lucca is called Pasimata. This is sweet anise bread usually baked for Easter but available all year round in some restaurants. A true gastronomic masterpiece is Castagnaccio Cake prepared with a special variety of edible chestnuts. Chestnut flour is also used to prepare delicious Necci pancakes. This type of pancakes is traditionally stuffed with delicate ricotta produced on local farms. Lucca has many nice cafes and bakeries where you can try the most popular desserts.
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♥   Restaurant 'Buca di Sant’Antonio' LUCCA. Type - Tuscan. 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Antica Locanda dell’Angelo' LUCCA. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'All’Olivo' LUCCA. Type - Regional cuisine|Tuscan. 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Imbuto' Lucca. Type - Creative. 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria Verciani "il Mecenate a Lucca"' Lucca. Type - Tuscan. 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Cecca' Capannori. Type - Tuscan. 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Forino' CAPANNORI. Type - Seafood. 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Butterfly' MARLIA. Type - Modern cuisine. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Antica Locanda di Sesto' PONTE A MORIANO. Type - Tuscan. 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'I Diavoletti' Capannori. Type - Tuscan|Organic. 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Lucca (Italy) on Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Lucca restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Lucca, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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