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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 25
    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
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Milan, Italy
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The "locanda" welcomes you with a great atmosphere and music (we had dinner with James Taylor Quartet). Floors are typical of old places, tables are nice and food is amazing: fresh bread with nuts, genuin wine, pici with sausage, fresh pasta with pears and gorgozola. Not to mention meat and above all sweets. We had a typical cake with ricotta... More 

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Thank Alessandra C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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88 reviews
39 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 

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Thank riffilee
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank marty2202
Lostau, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Stefan S
Melbourne
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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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 

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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 

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1 Thank ItchyfeetMumma
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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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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.

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Thank Atomas11
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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.

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Thank Polly1805

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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?