Top Choice Pizza in Lucca

Da Felice

This buzzing spot behind Piazza San Michele is where the locals come for wood-fired pizza, cecina (salted chickpea pizza) and castagnacci (chestnut cakes). Eat in or take away, castagnaccio comes wrapped in crisp wh…
Top Choice Tuscan in Lucca

Ristorante Giglio

Don't let the tacky plastic-covered pavement terrace deter. Splendidly at home in the frescoed 18th-century Palazzo Arnolfini, Giglio is stunning. Dine at white-tableclothed tables, sip a complimentary prosecco, wat…
Top Choice Tuscan in Lucca

Villa Bongi

Ask anyone from Lucca where to lunch on Sunday or flee the city to escape the stifling summer heat and the reply is invariably this dreamy salmon-pink mansion with stone-balustrade verandah, 7km west of town. The gr…
Tuscan in Lucca

Buca di Sant'Antonio

Gosh, what a fabulous collection of copper pots strung from the wood-beamed ceiling! This atmosphere-laden restaurant has wooed romantic diners since 1782 and is still going strong. The Tuscan cuisine does not quite…
Trattoria in Lucca

Trattoria da Leo

A much-loved veteran, Leo is famed for its friendly ambience and cheap food – ranging from plain-Jane acceptable to grandma delicious. Arrive in summer to snag one of 10 checked-tableclothed tables crammed beneath p…
Trattoria in Lucca

La Pecora Nera

A pretty centro storico piazza sets the scene for alfresco dining at this laid-back trattoria. Staffed in part by young disabled people, it's a lovely spot for a pizza or dinner of earthy Tuscan fare.
Bakery in Lucca

Forno Amedeo Giusti

Join the crowd queuing in front of this excellent bakery to purchase fresh-from-the-oven pizza and focaccia with a var­iety of fillings and toppings. It’s the perfect place to buy picnic provisions.
Tuscan in Lucca

Cantine Bernardini 1586

This hybrid osteria-enoteca in the red-brick vaulted cellars of 16th-century Palazzo Bernardini has the balance just right. Seasonal Tuscan dishes such as chestnut-flour ravioli in a wild-boar sauce or a springtime …
Deli in Lucca

Local Food Market

This bright modern address is hidden in a courtyard, complete with potted lemon plants and tables in the sun. In keeping with the seemingly latest trend sweeping through Tuscany, Local Food Market is just that – an …
Gelateria in Lucca


Natural and organic is the philosophy of this master ice-cream maker. Join the line of locals for a tub of caramel and pink Himalayan salt, yoghurt, tiramisu or seasonal fruit sorbet.