A few minutes west of Nashua are two unique and very different restaurants. Well-loved by the locals, their high standards also attract diners who come from miles away to enjoy great dishes prepared well.
Lucia’s Tavola features Italian cuisine with an inventive twist. The extensive menu ranges from well-known Italian standbys like calamari and veal piccata to unique creations like lobster gnocchi and filetto Fulchino. All entrees are served with homemade bread fresh from the oven. Desserts are made on the premises – or imported from Italia. Chef Marco and his restaurant have a monthly TV show, “From Our Tavola to Yours” filmed on location. Dinner reservations recommended. Address: 181 Route 13, Stony Ledge Plaza, Brookline; phone: (603) 249 – 9134; website: http://www.luciastavola.com/
Hollis Country Kitchen – Everything is made-to-order at this limited-seating restaurant located at the junction of routes 122 and 130 in Hollis. Breakfast offerings feature over 40 items, including not only the usual omelets, but Greek, Macedonian, kielbasa, and corned beef varieties. Choose what real fruit you would like added to your pancakes from any of the following: apples, blueberries, bananas, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries, and add chocolate chips and walnuts if you like – served with genuine New Hampshire maple syrup, of course. The lunch and dinner menus are equally exhaustive, and include numerous simple and satisfying seafood, rotisserie chicken, burger, and salad dishes. Address: 3 Proctor Hill Road, Hollis; phone: (603) 465 – 7040; menu website: http://tinyurl.com/848nu3e