September 11, 2019

We eat in all types of restaurants and one of our favourites is a cheap and cheerful experience, Osteria da Giomo. It serves great food at an unbelievably reasonable price with great views and tables outside. The service is charming too. What I really like is there isn’t a menu, they just keep on bringing out lots of lovely local seasonal food. It is really busy with locals so it’s essential to book.

OSTERIA da GIOMO, via di mezzo 3, Valgiano, 55100 Lu. Closed Monday

On Maundy Thursday it’s an Italian tradition to only eat fish and vegetables (there would be plenty of meat eaten during the rest of Easter).

The meal consisted of two anti pasti’s – fish & tomato bruschettas and vegetable & fish couscous, two pastas – crespelle (pancake stuffed with fish) & shell fish pasta. A plate of prawns and seafood.

A huge plate of fritto misto & salad followed by fig tart and coffee. Price for two with a litre of vino rosso and a free glass of Lemoncello €50.

At other times of year, they always have a starter or two, a plate of meats and mixed bruschettas, two pastas followed by a meat course, a crostata and coffee. We have never been disappointed.

We also love Da Giomo in the summer so we can eat on their terrace over looking Lucca. It has a very Greek taverna feel.

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