Restaurant: Pizzeria Santa Lucia
Location: Santa Margherita, Italy
Date: June 29, 2011
Cuisine: Ligurian / Pizza
Rating: Good pizza
On our last night in Italy (/cry) we wanted an early and quick meal prior to getting up at 4am the next morning. So I asked the hotel staff where they went for pizza and they all voted Santa Lucia as their favorite.
It’s located in the heart of the eastern marina, inside a cluster of many restaurants.
The have a pleasant little patio. It was also just across the street from the Carousel, so I took my 2 year-old son while we waited.
On my last night I was a bad boy and ordered pasta and pizza at the same time! Again the waitress looked at me funny. This is lasagna pesto. Very simple, fresh noodles with fresh pesto and cheese. Simple but good.
The last shredded carrot salad you’ll see for awhile.
Santa Lucia takes its pizza seriously enough to have dedicated knives. Italians almost never serve pizza precut.
Pizza funghi (with mushrooms).
Pizza Margherita, apro pos in this town.
And mine, Pizza di mare. The seafood pizza is always a bit of a gamble, but as we were sitting right on the marina I figured I’d give it a go and I wasn’t disapointed. The briny factor was there (as it should be) but light.
Santa Lucia was a nice little pizza place, not quite as good as Pretorio in Tuscany, but in the three or so best we had on the trip (the third being Pizzeria Notte E Di).