Our dishes


The starts at "Giusto di Sale" are created carefully with only local products of the highest quality, including cured cold meats, Tuscan cheeses and fresh meat and fish dishes.

First courses

Tuscany is famous for its historical traditional gastronomic dishes. For this reason, at the "Giusto di Sale", we decided to serve not just dishes that are typical of the area like Tortelli in meat sauce, Risotto with wild mushrooms and Penne with scampi, but also Ribollita which is a thick Tuscan vegetable soup, Bean soup alla Frantoiana, Taglierini pasta with beans and Carabaccia (traditional onion soup). Thus one can savour the flavours of antique recipes which we have not forgotten.

Main courses

Apart from the classical grilled steak dishes, we propose dishes like roast kid, wild boar, venison and a selection of game. Fish dishes include: pan of fisherman's seafood, baked gurnard fish (gallinella), sea bream oven-baked in paper, mixed fried fish Viareggio style and mussels with pepper to name just as a few examples.


Staying with our local tradition why not try at the end of the meal one of our homemade cakes and tarts like apple tart with chocolate, ricotta flan, pear strudel with chocolate and walnuts or our own cheescake with a base of amaretti.

Who we are

Gian Luca Cucchiar is a well known personality in Viareggio and Versilia for his passion for music and the theatre. These passions led to him composing many songs, especially for the Viareggio Carnival. He has also written for the Comedy Companies who perform shows in local dialect during the Carnival period.

However, the true occupation of Gian Luca was for 36 years that of Chief Concierge at the historic 5 star Hotel Augustus in Forte dei Marmi. Here he became an expert in public relations, speaking four languages and dealing with important guests from all over the world.

Then came a complete change - the desire to create "something of his own". Gian Luca and his partner Lara have taken over this trattoria restaurant, situated inland from Viareggio between Pian di Conca and Stiava. Here they have created an oasis in the countryside where guests can sample specialities of fish and meat in these peaceful surroundings. Their motto is simple: "Respect for the quality of the products used and... Respect for the client's wallet!"

The Restaurant

In the summer months you can eat outside under the pretty pergola and in the winter time indoors in two rustic style rooms, accompanied by relaxing soft music. There is a a large parking area in the garden and there is a special playground for children, leaving their parents enjoy their meal in peace.

We can also organize work dinners, weddings and birthday parties and any special occasion. We are open also on Sunday for lunch. Every Monday, October to May, tasting menu € 20.00 including wine.

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