Eating in Lunigiana

Focacceria Da Francesco

If you are taken by the pangs of hunger while you are cruising the Lunigiana, you can stop at Da Francesco focacceria along the Via Aurelia. The room is large and can offer you a variety of seasonal vegetables served grilled or patties, a selection of the finest cold cuts and cheeses of the area all accompanied by excellent wood-grilled focacce.

Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra

In the village of Filetto, Piazza di Sopra is distinguished for its excellent cuisine and the warmth of the three owners that make guests feel immediately at home. The kitchen serves traditional lunigiana dishes revisited with skill and creativity. Cheeses, cold cuts, vegetable pies, the unfailing testaroli and excellent homemade pasta topped with wild boar, rabbit, lamb. For those who prefer there is also a seafood menu.
  • Address: Piazza Immacolata 11, Villafranca in Lunigiana (MS)
  • Phone: (+39) 349 878 3364
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  • Price: 30 euro. Price range: 25-35€.


In a small quaint room, with stone walls and brick arches, are combined the warmth and good food made with special dishes with attention to vegetarian menus and to organic ingredients. Must try the biodynamic appetizers with home made pasta.

Osteria della Bietola

Tavern by the traditional lunigiana cuisine. A small rustic restaurant, where the reservation is required because the seats are not many, excellent service that offers the typical dishes of Pontremoli: the unfailing testaroli, the erbi cake, lamb and mushrooms. Good selection of wines available at the winery.
  • Address: Via della Bietola 4, Pontremoli (MS)
  • Phone: (+39) 0187 831949
  • Price: 30 euro