Marina di Bibbona, Tuscany
“Make your way through the beach shacks to fish heaven. Chef Luciano Zazzeri and his family are all fishermen and go out every day. The fritto, pastas, and cacciucco are exquisite”. Seen Lippert, Chef.
Listed in Conde Nast Traveller as one of the best restaurants in the world.
“This seaside restaurant just south of Tuscany’s Bolgheri wine region has something of a cult following thanks to its mild-mannered chef, Luciano Zazzeri. From the outside, once you’ve negotiated the rutted road through pinewoods to the shore, it looks like an ordinary beach-shack bar.Inside, however, is an elegant dining room with white-linen tablecloths.
In summer the pretty veranda under a river-reed roof is a more informal setting for sunbathers coming in from the waterfront. La Pineta virgins should opt for one of two well-priced tasting menus to sample Zazzeri’s unshowy but persuasive way with straight-off-the-boat seafood, as evidenced by his bollito misto (who knew boiled fish could taste so fresh and delicate?). There’s a surprisingly stellar wine list too.”