Our friends are always curious, asking why we visit the same restaurants over and over and over again in Italy. Well, it’s hard to explain……..a lot of people only “travel” to Italy. We tend to think of ourselves as “repeat visitors who pretend that we live there part-time“……… It seems that there are just so many tourists who travel to a place just once, never to be seen again by the proprietor of the restaurant. Where’s the fun in that?
We, on the other hand, tend to frequent the ones with the best service, great food, and lovely owners who like to share stories, photos, and memories with us – year after year!
So, like it says “When it’s THIS good, why so anywhere else?”
Just take a look for yourself.
Each time we go to Pisa, Italy, we visit RISTORANTE LO SCHIACCIANOCI (The Nutcracker – as in the ballet). The owners, Giovanni and his sweet wife, Serenella, always are delighted to see us. Each year, we bring a photo or two to share with them from our last visit. And this year, we packed a cute little set of Nutcracker salt and pepper shakers to present to them at dinner time. What fun! (Not your typical tourist acts, eh?)
Here’s the spread we enjoyed – buon appetito!
And of course dessert….
Which we did indeed seem to enjoy…
Did someone say “Grappa?”…..