You do not want to eat in those places I call "TOURIST TRAPS", so where to go, what to eat, what to try! Those are the same questions I ask to myself when I go to a new city. I want to eat their authentic cuisine. I am picky! I look at the dessert list to see if I would like the place. It is bad... I know! To judge a place for its sweetness but I do. Here, I will share my favorite places for their friendliness, food, service, price which is important if you are traveling with your gang plus pets, atmosphere, etc.
I love Pisa in the morning, I love Pisa in the afternoon, I love Pisa when is time to eat!
So you have eaten the pizza, the cecina, the pan arabe ( a sandwich of cold cuts, tomatoes, mozzarella, and Italian focaccia), and now the time has arrived to indulge in the Tuscan cuisine with a nice selection of wines and spumanti.
Antica Osteria L' Olivetta in Avane
Trattorie and Pizzerie
Here is a list of my favorite pizzerias and trattorias in the city of Pisa, and its surrounding areas.
Knock on their door my clicking the links below.
MiColtivo Is a Tuscan farm that cultivates and delivery directly to your door seasonal vegetables and fruits , and other typical Tuscan products such as honey, olive oil, jams. The produce is grown in open fields with the natural farming method. The land used for crops are Land used for crops are located in San Giuliano Terme ( PI) and Follonica ( GR) . They have selected the best soils from the Tyrrhenian coast of Tuscany, and analyzed to ensure that the fields were free of residual hazardous chemicals. They do not use pesticides nor the use of green houses to force crops. Produce is packed in wood boxes so they can be reused for subsequent deliveries. Biodiversity : They grow their vegetables, with herbs and flowers to promote impollinazone and microfauna. They deliver in the areas of Pisa, Viareggio, Livorno, Torre del Lago, Camaiore, and Lucca. They speak English, and you can contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org Enter their Website
Bakeries and Patisseries
I love bread and delicious pastries. Here is my list of the places where I have really enjoyed indulging in a delicious bread or sweet.
Enter: La dolce Vita
Gelato time! I like to indulge in a delicious gelato right after lunch before I have my cappuccino,or in the early evening after dinner, or on my way to the movies.
Which places then?
1. Il Gelato, Lungarno Gambacorti 13 ( My flavor here is Ginger )
2. La bottega del Gelato, a Piazza Garibaldi ( Almonds )
3. Peter Pan Via Luigi Bianci ( Ricotta and figs )
Coffee time is a ritual for Italians. In fact, Italy is full of them. They call the coffee houses "bar". Any where you go, pretty much you will have a good cup of coffee.
However, I learnt that to know if the place is really good, the cups should be atop of the coffee machine to maintain them warm. Also the pastries should be fresh.
I decided to rate them by their price, their hospitality and their spremuta ( fresh orange juice).
1. SottoBosco Libreria Caffeteria I like this place because it reminds me of home. It has the easiness and the friendliness that I look for when I want a quiet time by myself, or when meeting friends to brainstorm great ideas.