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La Taverna di Emma, Pisa

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While the leaning tower is truly worth visiting, it’s hard to escape the hoards of tourists flocking to the city. Brave the crowds to see the sites but that should never be the case for your meals. Give the tourist trap cafes a cold shoulder and make your way down via Carlo Cammeo to this quaint and utterly delightful gem of a bistro – La Taverna di Emma.  Chef Ciccio named it after his daughter. We chanced upon it during a recent summer family holiday in Tuscany, meandering in the streets looking for a half decent place and one hopefully with air-conditioning! Lucky for us not only was the ambience charming the food was simple but sensational. A beautiful octopus carpaccio or a nicely charred grilled octopus… Homemade fresh pasta with summer truffles… A breathtakingly red pomodoro sauce where they bring you a piece of nutty and crumbly parmeggiano to grate as greedily as you want… A crisp paper thin dough layered with mascarpone and topped with dark melted chocolate…

La Taverna di Emma, 50 Via Carlo Cammeo 56122 Pisa, Italy +39 050 555003

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