(said with my lame Elvis impression). Lucca Wood-Fired Pizza! The home of the most fabulous Neapolitan pizza, splendid pork shanks (now you get the title), and fresh flavorful salads. I thought it might be fun to do some photos at a restaurant. I mean, it’s still about food, and it looks marvelous….so why not? I apologize to those of you who live elsewhere, but this is definitely worth the trip! Heather and I frequent Lucca often, so hopefully we’ll see you there…
Charlie Augello seems to always be there creating his masterpieces. The roasted pear salad is the perfect way to start the meal. The Carolina pizza pictured has basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, spinach, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, portobella mushrooms and parmesan. Some other favorite pizzas are the Margherite and the Funghi. The pork shanks are extremely tender, the meat falling right off the bone. The blend of Sicilian spices keeps you wanting more. (I highly recommend the chicken wings, as well.) If you have room, get a cannoli for dessert.
Lucca is located at 90 West Main Street in Victor, NY. Don’t forget to bring your own bottle of wine!
Did you bring lights, use a diffuser on your flash, or was it just nice lighting for you? Nice shots (the food has me hungry right now!) in what could have been a tough place to get such nice pix.
Hi Tim. Thanks! If you head out this way, definitely check it out….it tastes as good as it looks. I just used natural light with an occasional reflector. It was definitely challenging, since the building has a wrap around porch (which is great for eating outside in nice weather!). So it was relatively dark, but I wanted to embrace the character of the location. Glad you like them.