Only in Pisa...


I was driving around the other day and found this wonderfully kitschy Italian restaurant and I just had to stop to get a shot. I'm dedicating this post to VP at Livorno Daily Photo as I think he would agree, only a Pisan would like to eat here! It's an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet and from the looks of the place, it doesn't seem to be very refined.

I do like the big red tomato though! And if you'd like to see more red, take a peek at Ruby Tuesday.

25 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Eh bien au moins ça ne passe pas inaperçu !

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks a nice restaurant, that tower is really cool!
No doubts about to be an Italian restaurant! ;)
Léia

Olivier said...

on ne peut pas louper le restaurant, bonne idee

Joe said...

How delightful. I'll bet pizza was the speciality.

Andy said...

It's an eye catcher and from personal experience I know the food is good.

Halcyon said...

@Andy - I was guessing it can't really be so bad judging by the number of cars in the lot and the people queuing. :)

Dianne said...

there sure is a lot going on!
seems like a great family place

Gemma Wiseman said...

Busy with so much bright colour! Such a unique place guaranteed to stir the curiosity!

VP said...

I agree: we would call it 'roba da torta', which is not a compliment, and literally means 'things you throw in a pie'.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Wow, that is one big tomato..

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/06/sweet-italian-sausage.html

JJB said...

Very cool!

Tanya said...

that looks like a really fun place to eat! where i grew up, we had a leaning tower of pisa too and when i was really young, it was an italian place but then went out of business and became a frozen yogurt place. i don't remember eating there when it was italian but ate a lot of frozen yogurts there! ours isn't as cool looking as yours...you can see it here https://www.facebook.com/yogurtmill i do miss it though!

ester said...

That looks like a very interesting place. I am not Italian but if I see that, I'd be curious and try the place.

Fancy Cream Puff

RedPat said...

High kitsch!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yes, the big red tomato is the finishing, kitschy touch!

Locked Red Door

chubskulit said...

Beautiful!

Come see my RUBY post, I love comments!

Paul in Powell River said...

You're right, it doesn't look refined, but then all-you-can-eat isn't exactly refined either! As long as the food is good it don't matter anyhow!

JeannetteLS said...

You DO make me want to visit Toronto. Sigh... But at least I get to see and feel it through you. I'll take what I can get.

Regina K said...

I wonder why the inside is like. Great way to bring attention to a business.

Randy said...

Boy you can't miss that. Even drunk.

Jack said...

If you don't mind, Hal, I might skip this restaurant. There are SO many wonderful Italian restaurants to choose from . . . we don't need to go to marginal ones.

La Principessa Errante said...

Hysterical - they definitely have kitsch down pat

JM said...

Unbelievable! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I've heard this is a fun place to go for lunch. :)

beagleAnnie said...

Hi Hal
I'm a follower of this blog!
Great ruby photo!

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