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Cantine Bernardini

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Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 494336
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Description: Charming restaurant located in the basement of the Palace Bernardini...
Charming restaurant located in the basement of the Palace Bernardini (1580). History and tradition on local and Tuscan cuisine, gluten free proposals, private parties, groups and business meals. Cantine Bernardini in the heart of Lucca is a place where you can enjoy your time in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and where the taste of tradition is reinterpreted in new forms. The food is made with local ingredients and the menu changes according to the seasons. The dishes are traditional and include proposals like"garmugia lucchese"(a vegetable soup), tench risotto, roasted cod fish, and original recipes as "cecina milfoil" or veggy gulash. Try the "zuccotto lucchese"! The menu provides also gluten free, vegetarian and vegan proposals. Special proposals for groups, lunch and dinner. Groups dining in charming atmosphere, groups wine tastings.Wine bar, enoteca. Family parties and groups, children menù.
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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best restaurant in Lucca, elegant and classy but not too formal

I was in Lucca with 7 guests from USA and I decided to reserve a table in this restaurant for the nye dinner, the typical italian "cenone". I was scared because this kind of dinner can easily become a sort of a nightmare with too long time around the table, too rich food, long waits between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Lucca with 7 guests from USA and I decided to reserve a table in this restaurant for the nye dinner, the typical italian "cenone". I was scared because this kind of dinner can easily become a sort of a nightmare with too long time around the table, too rich food, long waits between plates. Let me say... More 

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Thank IWOL
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Iwol, thank you for your kind review! this is the best way for us to start the new Year! Hoping to seeing you soon back at Cantine Bernardini we send our best regards. Alessandro Belli More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us came here for dinner last week and were kindly invited back for New Years Eve dancing and festivities. Both occasions were lovely. Made all the more so by the charming staff and host. The food was great as was the wine, obviously!

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Thank FrancesYoda
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

THANK YOU! we are so glad about your kind review! Hoping to seeing you soon back in Lucca and Cantine Bernardini, we send our best regards. Ciao. Alessandro Belli and Cantine Bernardini' s staff. More 

miami/nyc
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfection. Everything was beautifully prepared and surprising... We enjoyed the ravioli al ragù, beef filet with rosemary and honey beer glaze, an ethereal pecorino souffle and delicate desserts I'm still dreaming about. The wine selections are lovely and not pretentious...(I had a chianti with my meal that was well paired) The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. One of the most... More 

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Thank tamaracedre
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for your kind review and for choosing Cantine Bernardini. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

melbourne
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Two couples visiting Lucca in October 2015 from Melbourne Australia, we decided to book a table in this retaurant based on favourable Tripadvisor reviews. We were so impressed with the service and food that we came back the following night. Mushroom risotto was a highlight as was the pork with pistachio, and the sea bass was also excellent. Waiters were... More 

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Thank skmelbourne
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are so glad you enjoyed Cantine Bernardini and we are sorry for the mistake of the second meal. Hoping to seeing you again at Cantine Bernardini we send our best regards an we wish you a Marry Xmas. Alessandro Belli More 

Voorburg, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

From the about 6 restaurant I've tried in Lucca this was my number one. Great atmosphere, nice service and definitely good food. I had a risotto and as a dessert the chocolate mouse with white chocolate and pistache, wauw! Try the homemade bread as well. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone looking for a bit more than all... More 

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Thank Rowan V
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Rowan, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and also for your kind review. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is located on small square not far from the Tower Guinigi. Service is very good: waitress was so nice, answered all our questions. Everything is pretty fast, no long waiting for your starters or drinks. The meat plate starter is great! Ravioli are good, but the portions are not very big, so taking starter was a good idea.... More 

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Thank Tatiana_Kit
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Tatiana, thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and thank you for your kind review. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is solid Tuscan restaurant with excellent service. We had the Tuscan bean soup, a mixed salad, a pasta dish with black truffles and grilled beef. It was all good. The house red wine is also a great value.

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Thank CANUCKINBETHESDA
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and for your kind review. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have visited Lucca 9 times in the last several years and still find new places to dine. This year it was Cantine Bernardini - a new favourite, we ate there three times this week. Fantastic pasta with black truffles, hearty sausages with cannellini beans in a great tomato sauce, excellent veal cutlet, and rich beef braised in chianti and... More 

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Thank DER52
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Friend, we are so glad about your kind review! Thank you very much from me, Andrea and Cantine Bernardini's staff. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Had dinner at the really nice restaurant in the heart of the old city of Lucca. We decide to reserve a table at looks like a very popular restaurant. It was a little difficult to find as the old roads twist and turn, but that's all part of the fun. We asked a old Italian women for directions and she... More 

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Thank NoNoise1963
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and we thank you for your kind review. Regarding the main dish "se bass" it is not sea bass but "code fish" and we have to say the code fish we usually have in italy is preserved under salt so even if it is washed a salty taste remain. We are... More 

Llandysul, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice in the past week and enjoyed two excellent meals. It is a little difficult to find but well worth the effort. Whilst the restaurant is below ground level, the decor is very modern and stylish which makes it a particularly elegant place to dine.

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Thank JPS99
Cantine B, Direttore at Cantine Bernardini, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini twice, and for your kind review. Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 494336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 45
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings

Description

Charming restaurant located in the basement of the Palace Bernardini (1580). History and tradition on local and Tuscan cuisine, gluten free proposals, private parties, groups and business meals. Cantine Bernardini in the heart of Lucca is a place where you can enjoy your time in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and where the taste of tradition is reinterpreted in new forms. The food is made with local ingredients and the menu changes according to the seasons. The dishes are traditional and include proposals like"garmugia lucchese"(a vegetable soup), tench risotto, roasted cod fish, and original recipes as "cecina milfoil" or veggy gulash. Try the "zuccotto lucchese"! The menu provides also gluten free, vegetarian and vegan proposals. Special proposals for groups, lunch and dinner. Groups dining in charming atmosphere, groups wine tastings.Wine bar, enoteca. Family parties and groups, children menù.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am

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