The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Pizza dinner @ Ristorante Pizzeria Due Lune, Levanto (Italy)

After spending a beautiful Mediterranean summer's afternoon at the beach in Levanto, we went in search for the pizzeria that was recommended by the owners of the B&B we stayed at. Ristorante Pizzeria Due Lune's location at the corner of two main roads in town made it easy finding it. Europeans like to eat dinner late (closer to 9pm), so the pizzeria was close to empty when we arrived at 7pm. However it was pretty full by the time we finished with our meal, so it is clearly a favourite among the locals and tourists alike. The pizzeria has a casual and laidback atmosphere, and conducive for family dining with small children and large groups.

The patio area at the beginning of dinner service. The tables filled up quickly soon after:

Pizza Capricciosa (7&euro), with tomato, mozzarella, artichokes, mushrooms, wurstel, cooked prosciutto, olives and oregano. A good serving size with just the right amount of topping to avoid a sodden crust. Delicious:

A very simple salad, with olive oils and balsamic vinegar for dressing:

Grilled Vegetables:

Antipasto Misto di Mare (mixed seafood antipasto, 12&euro). Clockwise from top - bruschetta with mixed seafood, lemon-marinated anchovies, smoked tuna fish, octopus and potato salad, and salted anchovies. I loved the bruschetta and the potato salad:

Antipasto Misto della Casa (mixed non-seafood antipasto, 12&euro). Clockwise from top - vegetable pie, Parma ham with sgabei (fried bread), bruschetta margherita (cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and garlic), spinach pie, and Proven├žal-style tomatoes. The vegetable pies were pretty good, and the bruschetta margherita was delicious:

Chocolate affogato for dessert (we decided against the coffee version at that time of the evening). It was just a scoop of very ordinary vanilla ice cream in some chocolate sauce, and nothing like the affogato we had earlier, but it was half the price, so we got what we paid for:

Overall, we had an enjoyable dinner at Ristorante Pizzeria Due Lune. Recommended for a hearty pizza meal at an affordable price.

Ristorante Pizzeria Due Lune
Corso Roma 2
19015 Levanto
La Spezia, Italy
Tel. +39 0187 808767

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