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Locanda Buatino

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Via Borgo Giannotti, 508, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 343207
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian Home Cooking

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2012
Polly1805
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • Portuguese first
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Melbourne
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Borgo Giannotti, 508, 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 343207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 to 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?