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Cantine Bernardini

Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494336
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Ranked #36 of 434 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $52
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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North Carolina
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our meal here was wonderful and the wait staff were terrific. Reasonable price and great Tuscan food. The restaurant is very clean! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Lucca.

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

Dear Liz, THANK YOU! We are so proud of your kind review. With best regards. Alessandro More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a delicious meal here, including beef with black truffle and other local dishes and wines. The staff were very friendly and helpful and reluctant to turn people away but the restaurant was very popular. I wish we had discovered it earlier in the holiday so that we could go there again!

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

Dear Ladies, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and we are glad of your kind rewiev. Grazie mille! Alessandro, Giacomo and the staff of Cantine Bernardini More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Friendly restaurant, tucked away behind the Piazza Bernandini - definitely worth seeking out. Food, service and wine were just right; good value.

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your kind rewiev. We are glad you liked our restaurant. Kind regards. Alessandro More

Middelburg, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a small lunch on the terras outside. The waiters, though quite young, gave us a friendly welcome and did everything according to the book. The quality of the food is way above average and they know their wines. Prices are fair and the atmosphere is good, a nice place in the shade in the city centre of Lucca.... More

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

Dear guest, we thank you for your kind review and for chossing Cantine Bernardini. Grazie, ciao. Alessandro More

Kokkedal, Denmark
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We decided to spend our last night in Lucca in this restaurant - and what a great choice! Faboulous and competent service, great local dishes and specials. We had the beef tatar, which was just wounderfull! The meat plate was a great starter too with lots of food for the money. They had specials with truffels, which was just too... More

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. We are so glad for your kind appreciation! The tagliolini pasta is a fresh home made pasta and it must be cooked very quickly because in Italy we eat "Al dente" (it seems not cooked) we prefer to serve real Tuscan and Italian food than the italian food for tourists. (and you... More

Bath
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We dined here last year and were determined to find it again. We struggled a bit but eventually found it and we were not disappointed. The specials board had a wild mushroom risotto with black truffles. €15 may seem steep for a risotto but this was exceptional. The aroma of truffle arrived before the plates and the whole experience was... More

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for coming back and thank you for your kind review. A presto! Alessandro More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Out of 4 main courses, only one person in our group enjoyed it (the cod fish); the fried chicken was tasteless, KFC has way better chicken; the beef stew was boring and the tordelli was like dog food :( really!!! The tiramisu was runny and pretty bad as well. Normally if something goes wrong with the food, we would just... More

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. I'm so sorry you did to like our food. The tordelli are fresh home made every day and the same for the other dishes. With best regards. Alessandro More

San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There were 5 of us that dined here in June 2014, two couples and an 8-year-old child. Our experience here was very good, especially with regard to hospitality. We stumbled upon the restaurant earlier in the day while wandering the town. While looking at the menu we spoke to the guys that were working the lunch hours. The menu looked... More

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

Dear Michael, thank you for your kind review. Lind regards. Alessandro More

Vienna, Austria
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144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have discovered this location during our walk through Lucca and decided to get a meal there. We have got table without reservation - the location was quite full of people. I have ordered meat and my wife fish - nobody from the service mentioned, that 'fish of the day' is lobster. The meat was average quality - rather using... More

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

Dear Mr Geralt, thak you for your kind rewiev. I have only to say that I agree with you, as I told directli on the day of your dinner. The waiter did a bad job and the service was not good. Reagaarding the beef tartare, we prepare it espresso every single portion and may be the chef did not add... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Everything (food, drinks, service etc. etc.) as good as it can be (including Madonna -music;) It was the best -we've been in Italy for three weeks

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

Dear Dyon we thank you (many times ) THANK YOU ! We are so glad for your kind review. Kind regards - ciao Alessandro and the staff of Cantine Bernardini More

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