NileGuide Expert Says:
Specialises in oven-fired pizzas.
Travessa Henrique Cardosa 19
1700-242 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 (0)21 797 2687
NileGuide Expert tip:
Unusually, smoking is permitted in the restaurant.
Probably the best restaurant in town for authentic pizza, Lucca only uses ingredients imported directly from Italy. Aptly located near Avenida de Roma, the ambiance here is relaxed and retro. The interior resembles one of those '60s coffee houses – all bright colours and abstract wall murals. A house speciality is Pizza Toscana (Lucca is a city in Toscany). The topping of fresh ham, mushrooms and mozzarella drowned in a sweet tomato paste and sprinkled with oregano is enough to make you want to learn the language! The kitchen conjures up other dishes like spaghetti, lasagne and tagliatelle, but it's the pizzas, hand-tossed and thin crusted, that makes dining at this genuine pizzeria so memorable.