We all know about Filippo’s amazing restaurant in Pietrasanta; well, our incredible chef has done it again and opened another restaurant in this town with an entirely different concept.

As soon as you enter the restaurant you are in another world; open spaces, contemporary design using natural materials which create an atmosphere of conviviality and warmth and of course a personal greeting from his incredible staff.

Farm to table is almost redundant in Italy, but, in this restaurant you order what the chef, Lorenzo, has purchased that morning at the market and is offering to his patrons, sight unseen and also unspoken. It’s all a surprise. You don’t know what you are going to get.

Filippo, the owner who doubles as the maitre d’ asks the important question; do you have allergies and are there things you don’t eat?  Then you are invited to participate in one of the best experiences you are likely to have gastronomically.

The “amuse-bouche” is served in a bento box “alla” Filippo; special ingredient of the week accompanied by a sauce or a special cracker; very original and off to a good start.

I had the taglierini Cacio e Pepe served with lightly cooked fresh shrimp, amazing artichokes with a savory sauce and probably one of the best stracottos (pot roast) I have ever had. Their delicious bread is a potato bread and of course, home made.

Cristian is the sommelier and you can trust him to select the best wine to accompany your dinner as he confers with Lorenzo to make sure that it will be a perfect pairing.

Keep your eyes peeled for their cooking classes which will be given in the morning, followed by lunch.

Make sure you call for a reservation and when you do, call the main restaurant number and select either Filippo’s traditional restaurant or his new one which is on Via Padre Eugenio Bersanti, 45 Pietrasanta. Tel.+39.0584.700.100.

The restaurant is open only for dinner whereas his original restaurant is opened for both lunch and dinner.