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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 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
Ah-mazing food and service!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Siff M
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Søborg
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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

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

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this wonderful tucked away spot amongst the medieval streets of Lucca (it was recommended by our host...B&B Seminario II). Great service. We booked early for outside due to the mild evenings and was not disappointed with the meals. The house wine (both red & white) were delicious and we enjoyed the place that much, we came back the following... More 

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice place with excelent service. The basement - the inside resturant is cozy even if part of it is a former prison :-)

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Dear Thomas, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and for your kind review. Grazie mille! Alessandro Belli More 

Vasteras, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice place found on an street behind all the action. Beautiful, good service and nice food. They offered some limoncello and grappa free of charge after the dinner. Very nice.

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

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived in Lucca yesterday for a 2 week stay and stumbled upon this restaurant and glad we did! There were no tables outside so we ventured downstairs - we simply loved the atmosphere! Our food was devine; staff friendly as well as other diners. We chose the house wine which was delicious - we will be back!!!

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Dear Sue, we thank you for your kind review, and we are so glad about it! thank you very much! Grazie mille! Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were a party of 8 persons having dinner here. Service was excellent, food was great and the wine recommendation for local wines was also perfect. The restaurant is located in a quiet area so its very nice to have the dinner outside!

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

Dear Micke, thank you very much, you are fantastic! Kind regards, ciao. Alessandro Belli and Cantine Bernardini staff. More 

Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to Lucca just for one day in between a road trip in Tuscany. We found Cantine Barberini by chance while we were walking within the city walls The Great food and wine selection along with the excellent service by the restaurant’s stuff (especially Stefano) made us to post this comment. Our recommendation is absolutely positive. great job.

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Dear Nikos, we thank your your kind review! kind regards. Alessandro Belli and Cantine Bernardini staff More 

York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This a fantastic restaurant - exceptional food, exceptional service and an exceptional atmosphere. The staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly with great chat (in both English and Italian) and kept us smiling throughout. Our starter of a Tuscan platter - complete with a selection of intriguing home-made breads - was outrageously good and our main courses of suckling pig and... More 

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Dear James, we can only reply with a big THANK YOU! we are so glad about your review. Grazie, ciao. Alessandro Belli and Cantine Bernardini staff More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ventured here based on some positive reviews we'd read on this site and elsewhere. When we arrived, there were no more tables outside, but the manager told us to wait just a minute. We watched as he personally brought out an extra table from some nearby storage and set it up just for us. He invited us to sit... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review, that helps us giving a better service. Regarding our food, we cook everything "espresso" at the moment and sometimes when we are very busy may happen some dish is not perfect. We are sorry for this, but I can say our waiters are always at disposal and helpful to find a solution.... More 

Lucca, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You'll get to the restaurant either from Piazza Bernardini in Via Santa Croce through the gate of a fabulous palace (you'll just see a menu there) or on the street behind (Via del Sufragio). Whatever way you choose, you will not be disappointed. There are tables "al aperto" (outside) or, if you rather want to eat inside, in the cellar.... More 

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Dear Alexander, thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and thank you for your kind review! A presto. Ciao Alessandro Belli More 

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Additional Information about Cantine Bernardini

Address: Via del Suffragio, 7 | Via Del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 494336
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian

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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 - 44
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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