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Locanda Buatino

Via Borgo Giannotti, 508, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583.343207
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Ranked #137 of 428 Restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Melbourne
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I dined at this restaurant several times on the suggestion of the manager of the property we stayed at in Lucca. It is in a quiet street just outside of the old town and is a wonderful family run restaurant with loads of character. Their music theme is jazz and blues and the interior is warmly decorated.... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We probably wouldn't have found this restaurant except that my daughter, who stayed nearby last autumn, recommended it - it's a 5-10 minute walk north of Porta S. Maria, but very much worth the effort! The menu is only in Italian, but the friendly staff will explain anything you don't recognize (the dishes change regularly and they are a bit... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

What a treasure to stumble upon. We were staying just over the road and called in one day to look at the menu and the waiter who spoke excellent English, explained in depth, the most local dishes from Lucca. We were not able to go that evening but returned the next day at lunch time. The waiter did not see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We spent five days in Lucca, and the dinner at the family driven restaurant Buatino was definitely the best!!! The tortelli with ragu and the pork with mushroom were recommended by the very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and totally met our expectations! They also provided us with information about the lucchese food and wine that were on their menu! For... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Neat little place serving personal twists to traditional Italian dishes. Desserts were particularly delicious and creative. About 100 euro for family of 4; 2-4 courses each + wine and coffee. Considering the price, the best dinner we had during 3 weeks in Italy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Relaxed, friendly bistro with friendly helpful staff and tasty food - good pasta and excellent beef.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

Horrible bland food. This restaurant is again in the Slow Food guide which in general has very good restaurant references - but this restaurant should be taken off the list as it is awful. Outside the restuarant looks cheap, inside the restaurant 'looks' a little more interesting but the food is dreadful - who cares if it costs EUR6 for... More

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melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

The food and service were excellent, so good infact we ate here 2 nights in a row as we wanted to try more of their menu and it didn't dissapoint.

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Additional Information about Locanda Buatino

Address: Via Borgo Giannotti, 508, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583.343207
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Cuisine: Italian

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