Province of Massa Carrara Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Province of Massa Carrara

November 25, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

The Province of Massa-Carrara (Italian: Provincia di Massa-Carrara) is a province in the Tuscany region of central Italy. It is named after the two main towns in its territory: Carrara and Massa, its capital.
Things to do in Province of Massa Carrara

1. Locanda il Rustichello

Via Crocetta Di Mulazzo | Localita Crocetta, 54026 Mulazzo, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$118 +39 0187 439652
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Locanda il Rustichello

Once at Locanda Il Rustichello, customers can recover their time, enjoying our homemade dishes and the charming green area around the locanda. The atmosphere takes customers back in time: in an enchanted world, full of traditions and magic. At Locanda Il Rustichello you will find: - 9 renovated rooms with bathroom - Restaurant (indoor and outdoor) - Outdoor SPA (with bath tub, infrared sauna, shower and solarium) - Picnic area - Children's area

Reviewed By peterD558JH - Zwolle, The Netherlands

Great authentic Italian food. Also try the hugh steak:tasty and juicy. Very reasonable prices. The hotel/restaurant is situated om the top of a mountain with a super view on the surrounding area.Dear Perter, we're happy that you enjoyed your dinner and we're looking forward to having you again as a guest in our inn. Thank you very much!

2. Ristorante Il Trillo

Via Bergiola Vecchia 30, 54100, Massa, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0585 46755
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Ristorante Il Trillo

Reviewed By max_demian_gg - Zug, Switzerland

Il Trillo was a surprised and one that I would like to experience over and over again. Somewhat hidden in a non-descript residential area in what felt like the outskirts of Massa it first surprises you with its wonderful Terrace. Dominated by its lemon trees (and avocado-sized lemons) it is simple and warm yet elegant and tasteful.
The food is supreme and everything is made on the spot. I asked for a modification to the recipe as I am vegetarian and no-one had even to check with the chef. It's clear that when you cook meals from scratch from fresh ingredients on site the flexibility is only limited by the cuisine's willingness to accommodate (which in il Trillo's case is great).
Pumpkin soup is worth a detour and even the vegetable tempura had something special; such a light batter.
Service is spotless yet personal and the wine list while not at par in terms of choice with other Michelin - starred restaurants it has good names and you will find something that you like.
There were six of us for dinner, 2 Italians and 4 foreigners and we have all been raving about our visit for the past 10 days.
Recommended hands down.

3. Ristorante Villa Brignole

Via Palazzo 14 | Localita' Gavedo, 54026 Mulazzo, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0187 850190
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Ristorante Villa Brignole

La cornice in cui si trova il Ristorante Villa Brignole è davvero imbattibile: sull’altura di Gavedo, frazione del comune di Mulazzo, avrete a disposizione un Panorama mozzafiato. In via Palazzo, questo locale ha fatto delle raffinatezza il proprio marchio di fabbrica e ve ne accorgerete non appena sfoglierete il menu: prenotate il vostro tavolo e godetevi uno dei ristoranti più apprezzati ed eleganti di Lunigiana e dintorni!Il contesto bucolico in cui si trova il Ristorante Villa Brignole è parte integrante del fascino che questo locale esercita sui suoi clienti: in località Gavedo a Mulazzo, nel cuore della Lunigiana, potrete godervi una cornice spettacolare, mentre deliziate il palato con tutto il meglio della cucina lunigianese. Gavedo si trova sopra un’altura, sulla riva destra del fiume Magra ed è quindi da un punto privilegiato che potrete ammirare il panorama: al Ristorante Villa Brignole vi entusiasmera’!!

Reviewed By nor_globetrotter_50 - oslo

From Modena to La Spezia (Autostrada della Cisa), I decided to stop for lunch in this lovely spot of Tuscan Apennines. An ancient fortress used by Prince Brignole as a summer residence, restored by the current owner and transformed into a restaurant and a cooking academy. All products are of the highest quality.
Average price, ca 30/35 euro including the excellent wine of the house. Recommended to book in advance for lunch and dinner.

4. Alla Piazza di Sopra

Piazza Immacolata 11, 54028, Villafranca in Lunigiana, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 349 878 3364
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Alla Piazza di Sopra

Reviewed By Giacomo S - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

While on travelling, I am used to select Hotels and Restaurants based on the positive references and credits by TripAdvisor. I have to say that this restaurant fully deserves an excellent comment. Good food, warm environment, friendly staff, reasonable prices. I would recommend the restaurant to all my Scottish friends and, in particular, I suggest "Gli Intensi Ricordi di Lunigiana" as starter, the "Testaroli" (a local type of pasta already), the "Cremoso alla Castagna con Cioccolato Fondente" (cake).

5. Qui Come Una Volta

Fraz. Noce, Zeri, Italy Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +39 0187 447392
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Qui Come Una Volta

Reviewed By loretta260599 - Manchester

Myself and my family and friends have eaten at this restaurant since it opened about 3 years ago on numerous occassions.
On Sunday we were there for a family christening with a party of 25. It really didn't disappoint and as always the food was fabulous, well cooked, great variety and a wonderful show case for local cuisine and foodstuffs.
I also have some very fussy vegetarian friends and they pull out all the stops them and it is one of the few places that caters well for them.
Apart form the quality the price is very competitive and the accompanying wines, beers and liquours are excellent.
I would strongly recommend a visit if you are anywhere near by.
The owners and staff are very friendly and always a 5 star welcome you will remember a visit there long after the food has been digested.

6. Nuova Pizzeria Gli Angeli

Via Provinciale Avenza Sarzana 106 | Avenza, 54033 Marina di Carrara, Carrara, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza Dinner +39 366 534 3426
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Nuova Pizzeria Gli Angeli

Reviewed By Claudio B

Servizio abbastanza veloce
Ottima la farinata con stracchino e gorgonzola da prendere prima della pizza.
Prezzi moderati

7. Lard Rock Cafe Colonnata

Via Fossa Cava 9, 54033 Colonnata, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +39 0585 768071
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Lard Rock Cafe Colonnata

Reviewed By Maria R

Our little group had a big plate of lard and salami with fresh bread and cold vegetable salad! We had our lunch outdoors under the tuscan sun! It was quite rustic but pleasant!

8. Agriturismo Montagna Verde Restaurant

Localita Apella presso antica Torre di Apella, 54016, Licciana Nardi, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0187 421203
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Agriturismo Montagna Verde Restaurant

Reviewed By Ecarylloh - Bristol, United Kingdom

Came here as a group of 6 friends. We weren't an easy group- one person had strict dietary requirements- but we had a brilliant meal. The antipasti were delicious and so varied, and when we couldn't decide which primo and secondi to have the waitress brought us taster dishes of all of them. To top it all off we were very pleasantly surprised by the bill- 4 courses for 6 people plus plenty of wine came to just €160. It's a trek to get here but definitely worth the effort, for the food and the views.

9. The Wall

Piazza Ronchi / Via Magra, Loc. Ronchi, 54100 Marina di Massa, Massa, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +39 0585 244396
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

The Wall

Reviewed By Katrina K

My parents and I grabbed a quick dinner with 3 different take away pizzas and it was a great deal. Quick service with pleasant workers and the meal was gone before I could take a photo of it. Not the standart restaurant type of Italian pizza, but still really tasty.

10. Il Fatty

Via Agostino Ghirlanda 9, 54100, Massa, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$78 +39 328 065 5067
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Il Fatty

Street food from Florence and and other part of Italy

Reviewed By Barbara M - Camerano Casasco

This rather nice, spacious ‘sandwich’ bar in the pedestrianised centre of Massa (with indoor and outdoor seating) offers an awful lot more choice than mere panini. We were en route home from Florence and knowing hubby enjoys good tripe I thought we should make a slight detour from the autostrada to check it out. It was an excellent decision. While many take the panini option, we decided to have a ribolito (more than acceptable) followed by excellent tripe for hubby and a splendid tuna salad for myself. With bread, a bottle of wine, water and coffee it came to circa €35 – most acceptable. Service is cheery and prompt. Food allergies and intolerances are noted and respected – thank you! Both Italian and English are spoken and finding a parking space close by is not difficult.
Consider!

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