No matter how many times I see the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente), I am never disappointed. After taking in the Tower and nearby sights, take a short walk to the beautiful Piazza dei Cavalieri. On a street just off of the Piazza is a real find for lunch. La Sosta dei Cavalieri is an intimate and friendly restaurant. Try the delicious tagliolini al sugo di piccione (thin noodles with a pigeon sauce) or the cannelloni alla erbe di campo e pinoli (cannelloni with wild herbs and pine nuts). There's a decent selection of wines from the region. The house chianti is a good choice.
tagliolini al sugo di piccione
Also near the Leaning Tower is another choice for lunch: Da Bruno. For details on Da Bruno, check out Eating & Drinking in Italy: Italian Menu Translator and Restaurant Guide.
Andy Herbach is the author of several Open Road guides, including Best of Paris, Best of Provence, and Best of Spain. He is the co-author of the Eating & Drinking Series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, and Eating & Drinking in Spain. Andy is a lawyer and resides in Milwaukee.