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Lucca: Ristorante Pizzeria K2

Via Amphitheatre, 107 , Phone: 0583.467170
Closing day: Thursday and February

Reviewed by: JDeQ from Canada, review #2965

When: 2008

Good restaurant, conveniently located near the main entrance to the Anfiteartro Romano.

YUM - Pizza!, photo by J DeQuetteville

While this is far more than a pizzeria I can only attest to the quality of the pizza. For those who want something more than pizza there is a more ‘formal’ restaurant that serves traditional Lucchese dishes inside. There had been a number of positive comments about the pizza here so it was on my list of restaurants to try in Lucca. The first day we went to eat there we discovered that it was closed on Thursdays. No worries – there was always lunch on Friday.

On Friday we arrived and were seated at a table outside. There is interior seating, but with views like this why would you want it? The service was prompt and very efficient. The menu that we were brought gave new meaning to the word extensive – there were close to 50 different types of pizza and calzone from which to select. While debating the merits of each in our minds we ordered our usual red wine and sparkling water.

After enjoying our drinks for a bit our minds were finally made up. Our pizzas were brought quickly and were perfectly cooked. The crusts were thin and crisp – the toppings generous but not overwhelming. I couldn’t get over the size – the pizzas overflowed the plate! I didn’t think that I would manage to scarf it all back but low and behold, I did.

The bill came to 24 euro for two pizza, wine, and sparkling water.

Reviewed by: Carol M from CA, review #1403

When: 2005

Our choice for pizza and calzoni in Lucca. Thin crust, generous toppings, lots of choice. Open longer hours than most restaurants.

Directions: Just outside the Anfiteatro. Tables are outside.

I've lost count how many times we've had pizza at La Triestina. It is always good, the service is informal and reasonably quick. The pizzas are generally 5-6 euros each. One is more than enough for one person, but I managed to finish mine each time. It was also convenient to the apartment, less than a 5 minute walk. Sbaga in Via Fillungo is also a good pizza place, but now I prefer La Triestina.

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