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Cantine Bernardini

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Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494336
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 305
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  • 153
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 23
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Celebration!

My husband and I spent a wonderful New Year's Eve at Cantine Bernardini. The food was wonderful, service was friendly, and music was fun. What hospitality! Alessandro was such a welcoming host. What a perfect way to start the year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent a wonderful New Year's Eve at Cantine Bernardini. The food was wonderful, service was friendly, and music was fun. What hospitality! Alessandro was such a welcoming host. What a perfect way to start the year!

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

Dear Guest, we are so glad you had a great evening! Thank you from me and the staff of Cantine Bernardini. Alessandro More 

norfolk
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I had intended to eat at this Cantine every evening throughout our four night stay in Lucca. However, as luck would have it, they were having a refit and they only opened for business on our last evening. It was definitely worth the wait. Because of the time of year the outside seating was not available, so... More 

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

Dear Gianlorenzo, we are so proud you had a wonderful time and meal at Cantine Bernardini. THANK YOU! Ciao Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On the last night of our two week stay in Lucca, my wife and I found this fabulous, slightly hidden restaurant. Located on Via del Suffragio, 7, Cantine Bernardini served us the absolutely best food of our vacation. We were especially impressed with their beef, which could be cut with a fork, The prices were relatively low compared to others... More 

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

Dear Kathy and Steve, We can only say - THANK YOU!!! - we are so glad about your kind rewiev. Grazie, a presto. Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Having read the reviews online I booked this place ahead as a treat for my girlfriends birthday while we were in Lucca. The owner Alessandro was really helpful and friendly. I'm really pleased i did book it as we wouldnt have found it otherwise as it's tucked down a back street, and would hate to have missed out on this... More 

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

dear Guest, we are so glad for your kind review and we thank you! Grazie, ciao. Alessandro More 

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Located on a bit of a back street this is not the easiest place to find. But well worth it. We had lunch there one day and evening meals twice after that during our 5 day stay in Lucca. The food is excellent, the service outstanding and the price very reasonable. I had an excellent fresh salad, beautiful fesh pasta... More 

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

Dear Paul, we are so glad for your kind rewien. Thank you! Ciao Alessandro More 

Milltown, N.J.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lucca is probably my favorite city in Italy. It's small, friendly & has lots of great restaurants. Last night my clients wanted to eat in Lucca and were hoping to go to Buralli(maybe today for lunch) but they were closed. So we took a chance and walked into the city on the Via Elisa. I remembered that Daniela from the... More 

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

Dear Alfredo, we thank you for your kind rewiev and we are glad you recommend cantine Bernardini. A presto. Ciao Alessandro More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped in Lucca on our way from Florence to Tuscany. We had lunch here and then rented bikes to ride around the wall, and just these two experiences made it one of our favorite days of our 2 week trip. I had read some good trip advisor reviews for Cantine Bernadini, so we sought it out... More 

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

Dear jamie, we are so glad you had a beautifulday in Lucca and in part thanks to Cantine Bernardini. Grazie. Alessandro More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went here a few days ago. Saw comments in tripadvisor, but food was really not ok. We had mussels as starter, which were ok. But my main course which was seafood pasta was really not nice. I even thought some gamba's where not good as I didn't eat them. The salmon of mine boyfriend smelled too much and also... More 

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your kind rewiev, and we are surprised about your comments. At cantine Bernardini we use only fresh products and we cook at the moment, Our waiters are always at disposal for prompt assistance - just ask. With best regards. Alessandro More 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wonderful Restaurant, service was great and helpful, food was just right and wine was wonderful. They just seemed to get it all right.

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

Dear Mr. Martin, we thank you for your kind rewiev and fos choosing Cantine Bernardini. Ciao Alessandro More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A family group of 7, we stopped in at Bernardini for an evening meal. Seated outside, there were a number of empty tables but they soon filled up. Maybe by reputation or just the pleasant setting & atmosphere. The menu offered enticing choices (english translations) & they had a very good wine list. My frustrations started when they were only... More 

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

Dear John, first of all we desire to tank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and for your kind review. Regarding the menù, we do have enought menù for our guests, but some evening ( as you have seen) all the guests arrive at the same time and 100 people arriving in half an hour are a lot. Regarding the food,... 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 26 - 52
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.

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