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Cantine Bernardini

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Via del Suffragio, 7 | Via Del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 494336
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 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.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fantastic experience

Great food, excellent service, good value for money & lovely ambience. We ordered Tuscan gnocchi and the fried veal with potatoes and were very happy with both. Complimentary home made bread was provided which was really yummy too! We had to rush for a train otherwise would have definitely tried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, excellent service, good value for money & lovely ambience. We ordered Tuscan gnocchi and the fried veal with potatoes and were very happy with both. Complimentary home made bread was provided which was really yummy too! We had to rush for a train otherwise would have definitely tried dessert. The service was excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Tucked away off one of the main streets but well worth hunting out. Starter courses in particular are good, especially if you are a gardener and want different things to do with courgettes! What they do not produce is tourist fare - you get locally grown food and you get traditional recipes which are different to what many other restaurants... More 

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

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

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is situated in shady angle at the small street which we found pleasant on a hot day. Food house wine were delicious.

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Dear Samuli, we thank you very much! Kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very good experience taken by chance. No prior booking, did not have to wait long and the owner/capo came and assured us of a short wait: "just 2 Italian minutes !" The food served was tasty, including a fine spaghetti with black truffle, and the best house red wine we have had so far in Lucca.

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Dear Susan, we thank you for your kind visit and review. Kind regards, ciao. Alessandro Belli More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious home made and fresh food,as well they got kids menu which is a big plus for families with kids,very friendly service

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

Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We found this gem of a place tucked away from the busier Lucca main areas basing our choice on previous reviews. We were very pleased with both food and hospitality. Food portions are generous and very tasty. It is a very popular restaurant and would recommend booking in advance, particularly if you wish to dine Al fresco. On the second... More 

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Dear Marcie, we thank you for your kind review and we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini twice. Grazie. Alessandro Belli More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A nice restaurant to discover la autentica pasta toscana al estilo de Lucca, postres increibles, ambiente cool, musica genuina! One of the best I ever visit! Congrats

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Dear Xavier, we thank you for your kind review and for choosing Cantine Bernardini. Grazie, ciao. Alessandro Belli More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is my favourite place to eat in Italy. Dishes are amazing (all of them), great selection of wines and staff is super nice. Plus the location is very central and the terasse is in a charming and calm spot. Just perfect.

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Grazie mille! We are so glad! Grazie mille! Alessandro Belli More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Two years ago when we were in Lucca we went to this restaurant and loved it. Back in Lucca again and we went there last night. Honestly this is a dinning experience not to be missed. Wonderful tasty food, lovely attentive staff and one of the nicest maitre'd 's you could wish to meet. We felt so welcome and look... More 

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MAMMA MIA! We thank you so much! Grazie. Alessandro Belli More 

Søborg
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Okay, this is THE most amazing dinner we've had in our 2 week stay in Lucca! Not only is the food delicately prepared, it's a modern take on classic dishes - and it works! It really works!! The atmosphere was relaxed and yet professional and our waiter was passionate about the food and wine, superb service, in my opinion! The... More 

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Dear Siff, thank you we are really glad about your kind review! Grazie mille. Alessandro Belli More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Suffragio, 7 | 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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