The restaurant la Pineta is located on the beach a few meters away from the sea of Marina Di Bibbona, in the Livorno district- Tuscany. It is near Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, hometown of great wines. It is reachable through a road that crosses a deep natural wood, from which it takes its name.
It started as a little house on the sea, and the structure remains as it originally was, mostly in wood and with the windows painetd in light blue. It is a large room with not many tables and a little veranda on the sea. The restaurant is right next to the bar of the sea-club ( which works only in summer).
The restaurant was opened at the beginning of the 60ies by the parents and the auncles of the acutal owned, Luciano Zazzeri, as a seasonal restaurant; at the beginning the restaurant was serving simple fish food rooted in the traditions of the area of Livorno.
In the 80ies Luciano starts to work with his parents in managing the restaurant, even if he never stoppoed his main activity, fishing. Some restorations are done, and the cusine of the restaurant enlarges its views introducing new and various recepies; much more care is given to the selection of wines.
In 1996 Luciano takes over the management of the restaurant, but still today he owns three fishing boats which mostly provide him the prime matter for his receoies, the fresh fish of the local Tirrenian coast. Always more attention is give to the selection of the winelist, enlarging the variety and choice.
The great experience of Luciano in fishing and consequentially knowledge of fish, broght him in this years to experiment always new recepies full of fantasy, still based on fresh fish, mostly local, cooked in such a way to keep alive the tasts. Somehow he reinterprets the local recepies of the local and Tuscan tradition, but introduced of new ingredients and original ideas. Seplicity, in the forniture as also in the cusine, is the key-word for the big success of this restaurant.
Always keep in great cosideration the Espresso guide, this year it entered with glory in the Olympus of the Michelin guide.