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Cantine Bernardini

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Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 494336
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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

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  • 318
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    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Excellent service and food

Our meal was very good. Bread was interesting and served in a paper bag ? Portions are not massive but high quality and different to other local restaurants. Service was perfect

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
md0n
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scotland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Our meal was very good. Bread was interesting and served in a paper bag ? Portions are not massive but high quality and different to other local restaurants. Service was perfect

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came to the restaurant based on our BB host's recommendation and the ratings on trip advisor is not bad. Make no mistakes. The foods taste good I had the ravioli and I liked it. People's impression of Italian food is that you get generous portions as compared with French cuisine. However, I changed my long held stereotypes after this... More 

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your kind review! We don not serve big old style portion of food but neither small portions, an we are surprised and sorry for your comment. with best regards. Alessandro belli More 

Tromso, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident - looking for a place to eat and said "one more corner", and there it was. Excellent food, very nicely prepared, very reasonably priced. The menu is quite different from the other "typical" Italian places we tried, and it was not easy to imagine how things would taste, but everything we ordered was... More 

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

Dear Daniel, we are so glad for such rewiew! Thank you very much! Bis bald! Ciao Alessandro & Cantine Bernardini's team. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
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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 

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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 - 54
  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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