Stefano recommends: A Palazzo
Stefano's wife just had their second child, so he doesn't have much time to go to the restaurant right now, but he still gave us a very good tip:
|Location||Via S. Giusto Brancoli 3160 - 55100 (LUCCA), north of Lucca, up 10 km along the Sergio River take highway SS12 toward Abetone. Take the first exit for Ponte A Moriano, drive through the village, in the next village look for signs for Brancoli, Omgreglio, Gignano on your right. After 100 mts turn left toward S. Giusto di Brancoli. The restaurant is 3 km up that (very narrow!) road.|
|Prices||medium range, antipasti, main dish, dessert, wine, water 15 -20 euros p.p.|
"I really like this restaurant for summer dinning because it has large outdoor seating that provides a spectacular view of Lucca. The interior is equally charming, very rustic and homey. The food is country Tuscan, made simply with fresh ingredients. Some of my favorite dishes include: Spicey Stewed Wild Boar (Cinghale), and Tortelli in Ragu (like a spiced meat raviolli in a red meat sauce). I had a good local wine there once called, Maulina that I would recommend to anyone ordering for the first time. The road going up is farely narrow so take it slowly. Also, parking can be tricky in the summer."