Restaurants

Top Choice Tuscan in San Miniato

Sergio Falaschi

The most famous macelleria (butcher's shop) in town, run by the same family for three generations, is where most local restaurants buy their outstandingly excellent meat. Forge your way past the counter, into the ba…
Top Choice Tuscan in Lucca

Ristorante Giglio

Splendidly at home in the frescoed 18th-century Palazzo Arnolfini, Giglio is stunning. Sip a complimentary prosecco, watch the fire crackle in the marble fireplace and savour traditional Tuscan with a modern twist: …
Top Choice Tuscan in Barga

Locanda di Mezzo

Local lads Giulio and Francesco provide the creative fun and energy behind Barga's top address, its tables enviably strewn in summer across photogenic Piazza Santissima Annunziata. Traditional Tuscan dishes get a di…
Top Choice Tuscan in San Miniato

Osteria Il Papero

Lost in the hills above San Miniato, in the hamlet of Balconevisi, this family-run osteria stuns with its unexpectedly creative, top-quality Tuscan cuisine. Local farm products rule in the kitchen where young photog…
Top Choice Tuscan in Pietrasanta

Filippo Mud Bar

Completely on trend, this chic open-plan space is part lounge, part cocktail bar (stunning paprika roasted almonds) and part formal restaurant with a sensational industrial-meets-lime-green-velour interior. Its menu…
Top Choice Italian in Pistoia

Magno Gaudio

If it is local Pistoians you're looking for, snag a table at this brilliant all-rounder. Be it breakfast, brunch, dinner or an aperitivo on the street terrace, this hybrid delivers, with free wi-fi, creative cuisine…
Top Choice Gelato in Pisa

Gelateria De' Coltelli

Follow the crowd to this world-class gelateria across from the river, famed for its sensational artisanal, organic and 100% natural gelato. Flavours are as zesty and appealing as its bright-orange interior. The hard…
Top Choice Deli in Pistoia

I Salaioli

One glance at the delectable salami wedges and cheese rounds on the counter begging to be eaten and you'll be smitten. This is one of those fabulous deli-restaurants that suits naturally gourmet Tuscany so, so well:…
Top Choice Gelato in Lucca

Gustevole

With enticing flavours like liquorice and mint, ricotta with fig and walnut, or pine kernel made with local Pisan kernels (nuts in sweet, crunchy caramelised clumps), the most recent addition to Lucca's artisan gela…
Top Choice Osteria in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Osteria Vecchia Mulino

Run with passion and humour by the gregarious Andrea Bertucci, this 160-year-old osteria has no menu but rather a symphony of cold dishes crafted from local products and brought to shared tables one at a time. Bottl…