This bakery is in the lower part of the town, in Piazzale Matteotti where there is a small parking lot. It has a outdoor seating area with awnings and tables and a lot more table inside.
They seems to have every bakery item you can think at! Their cappuccino and croissant were absolutely fantastic and they also had a big selection of chocolate candy.
The sell also sandwiches and other snack to make a quick and inexpensive lunch.
Favorite Dish: Everything looked, smelled and tasted wonderful! I highly recommend this place for a snack or breakfast before starting the long walk uphill to the top of Barga.
Their cappuccino was one of the best I had, and I am Italian and pretty demanding about cappuccino, I hardly find a decent one!
This Restaurante is up the road from Barga about 13 minutes. The area where it sits is a sportsman's park where they practice skeet shooting, etc. Do not let this fool you, the restorante takes really good care of these sportsmen and others by presenting good food, and moderate prices in a pleasant and warm atmosphere.
We were driving in the valley, looking for a good restaurant....Found it just off the road and decided to give it a try. We were very pleased with the food, and the efficient wait staff. They had an unusually large menu, which made for more fun to decide what to try.
See the photos to see some of the choices.
Favorite Dish: They had some interesting Tuscan specialties. One of my favorites was this bread stick that was fried. See the photo. This kind of thing can be found near Bologna, but in a different shape. Kind of like a sopapilla that one would find in New Mexico, but fried in pork fat.
If you are near Barga, you might like to have your mid day meal at Al Barchetto.
One night we ate at the restaurant at Hotel Alpino. It is noted for its excellent wine list (it has a huge wine cellar); it is also famous for the local and Tuscan dishes.
The owner is really proud of his cantina because he has wines from Tuscany and all the rest of Italy. He also points out that he goes to great trouble to adapt the wine list to match whatever dishes happen to be in season.
For their meals, they use old family recipes and fresh ingredients always. Noted for their local funghi (mushrooms), home-made pasta, zuppa Toscana (Tuscan soup), and unusual fish dishes.
The lovely dining room looks out over one of the town streets; there are white linen table clothes and napkins; a small wine bar.
Our meal lasted for two and a half hours and was excellent.
Favorite Dish: We ate one of their unusual fresh fish offerings, Spaghetti with fresh Pomodoro (tomato),
an amaretta dessert and a fabulous Monte Carlo white wine.