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Italy – Pizza da Felice, Lucca

Outdoor eating

Outdoor eating

My mother took me on a wander through Lucca in search of Pizza da Felice, my Nonna always talked of the famous pizza place – the city’s oldest pizzeria.  Easily found on Via Buia, 12, Lucca, by the stream of locals heading there, we were fortunate to find a small table in the tiny pizza place.  It’s a grab a slice of pizza,  grab a stool and eat kinda place, with pizzas cooked in the easily observed wood burning oven and bought by the slice, weighed and paid for, rather than a formal restaurant.

I decided to have a foccaccia with ham which hit the spot nicely, Mum



having a slice of pizza then a local speciality of castagnaccio, a chestnut-flour pancake stuffed with sweet ricotta using local produce and the best of ingredients.  The place has a buzz about it as the locals grab their tasty lunch and run, or sit on the benches outside the shop front to consume their hot pizza slice.  If you want to do as the locals do, then head to Via Buia when you are in Lucca for your slice of pizza delight – Yum!

Via Buia 12, Lucca, Italy 0583-494-986

Pleasant Pizza

Pleasant Pizza

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  1. libera says

    la pizza è buona ma loro sono molto maleducati sopratutto la sig. con gli occhiali inoltre il sabato quando c’è molta gente ti danno la pizza scaldata li ho visti io la prendono da sotto il banco buon appetito a tutti libera

  2. Donny K says

    Simply the best pizza year afer year. That includes the best of Naples, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. My wife and I often travel out of our way to visit Lucca and share a pie at this wonderful, albeit tiny, pizzeria. Everything about every element, the dough, sauce ,cheese , oven and the girls behind the counter is superior. Once your sated with the art of Florence, hop in your car or on a train and visit the ‘art’ at Pizza Da Felice.

  3. katrin says

    the pizza is very orribol by katrin