Fine food on the Tuscan Coast
It feels as if we haven’t visited the coast in Tuscany enough this year. We tend to love it more out of season than in the heat of the summer when everywhere is pretty crowded and it’s hard to find space to enjoy it fully, so we are now heading in to our perfect beach season. Of course, you have to then check that places are open ahead of time, but we are pretty certain none of the following suggestions will disappoint if you make the trip.
La Pineta di Zazzeri
The incredibly unassuming restaurant La Pineta di Zazzeri which you stumble upon somewhat in disbelief still glows in its Michelin star glitter. Located in Marina di Bibbiona, it’s temptingly close to Bolgheri and there is no better way to conclude a wonderful tasting of fine wine than with a lunch or dinner here.
If you make it to San Vincenzo any time, you seriously need to visit Il Bucaniere because their focus on ingredients is second to none. This restaurant perhaps owes the start of its reputation to Gambero Rosso, but Fulvio Pierangelini should be noted entirely in his own right for the incredible flavours and quality they are delivering. It is sensational.
Located in Baratti, Piombino in the provincial of Livorno, this is a wonderful fish restaurant that is really worth going out of your way for. You have to book as it’s always full.
And if you wanted to taste the finest extra virgin olive oil on the Tuscan coast, then you should look no further than a tasting at Fonte di Foiano. During the summer months, They have a vegetarian restaurant, which we haven’t yet had the chance to try.