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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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, who described it as serving excellent local food. Five of us went, and, to a person, were entranced with our food. I ordered the anchovy pasta. It was salty and rich. I had to adjust to the salt level, but, when I did - wow. I cannot remember what others ordered, but highly... More 

Thank riffilee
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I went there on a Wednesday with some friends and although just a couple of tables were taken, it took ages for our food to be ready. Presentation was really pretty, but that food itself didn't taste as much .. I got the lamb, my friends got different kinds of pasta and they weren't bad, but we weren't enthusiastic about... More 

Thank marty2202
Lostau, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stay here because of the hints in TripAdvisor. We were surprised to found a mael in high quality and very creative cooking. The price is very good.

Thank Stefan S
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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 

3 Thank MelbourneJade
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

2 Thank skitraveller_l
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank ItchyfeetMumma
1 review
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 

Thank Kristine H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Atomas11
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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.

Thank Polly1805
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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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 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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