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Foodie Finds in Lucca, Italy

Outside Amedeo Giusti, 
a bakery in central Lucca.

Photo: David Cicconi

In this walled Tuscan city, visitors eat their way through the local culture. Read the article

Destinations: Lucca · San Cassiano · Livorno

Inspired by: Undiscovered Tuscany — by Gary Shteyngart, Published Jun. 2010

Hotels (2)

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Restaurants (9)

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    Trattoria da Giulio

    An airy, pleasantly undistinguished space smack-dab by the walls of Lucca.

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    Trattoria Antico Moro

    Sample Livorno’s famous dish, cacciucco, at Trattoria Antico Moro, a seafood restaurant that smells entirely like its wares. Cacciucco is one of se

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    Ristorante Lombardo

    Lombardo specializes in very honest Lucchese cuisine, such as the stewed codfish with leek, and also represents some decent and inexpensive local w

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    Ristorante All’Olivo

    The outdoor terrace is seductively shrouded in bougainvillea and the aromas of a superior kitchen. Tuck into a langoustine that might as well be bu

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    Pult Drink & Food

    The owners used to have a popular shack by the sea and now they’ve gone big in the city, creating an outdoor summertime oasis favored by up-to-date

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    La Mora

    The famous Michelin-starred La Mora still keeps tradition in check after 143 years with its inventive cooking. The wine cellar is a glorious museum

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    Grano Salis

    Firouz Galdo, an Iranian-born architect working in Rome, was brought in to create a contemporary space full of light, wood, and pewter—the whole th

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    Buca di Sant Antonio

    At the touristy but still vital Buca di Sant Antonio restaurant, lunch on grilled baby goat cooked on the spit along with an artichoke pudding.

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    Birrificio Brùton

     Iacopo Lenci, the 26-year-old owner, serves serious beer and formidable pub grub inside this cavernous repurposed farmhouse, next to a sweet terra

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Activities (7)

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    San Michele in Foro

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    San Martino Cathedral

    The church's sacristy contains Jacopo della Quercia’s magnificent Gothic tomb of a poor young dear who died in childbirth, her noble dog loyally ro

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    San Frediano Basilica

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    Roman Amphitheater

    Take a walk through Lucca’s Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, a sun-bleached ellipse of medieval houses built upon the ruins of a Roman amphitheater.

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    Palazzo Pfanner

    A hydrangea-scented refuge abutting the walls, and the most geometrically lovely spot in Lucca, a copse of bamboo reaching up to the San Frediano b

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    Carli

    The jewelry shop is divine with a 17th-century safe, bright frescoes, and its outstanding collection of silver, watches, and unusual objects such a

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    Botanical Garden, Lucca

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