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Cantine Bernardini

Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494336
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Ranked #34 of 432 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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Manchester
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We shared a cheese sharing platter as a starter with honey. The flavours were amazing and the best we had experienced in Italy. For mains we both had pasta dishes that were equally good. Prices were very good. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and the service was excellent. We were very pleased with our choice and would recommend.

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

Dear Guests, we are so glad! THANK YOU ! Alessandro and the fantastic group. Ciao More

Trondheim, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We found this restaurant by "accident" by walking around in the streets of Lucca. The service is remarkable, there is no waitors are polite but at the same time very friendly,social and jovial. I am a vegetarian and we really appreciated that this restaurant had many options for vegetarians and vegans as well. I had a selection of cheeses for... More

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

Dear Ingrid, THANK YOU, we are glad of your kind rewview. A presto! see you soon! Ciao Alessandro and all the staff of Cantine Bernardini More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Lucca for 5 nights and visited this restaurant which is tucked away, twice. The first time we ate we started outside but when the heavens opened we moved inside. When it was time for us to leave the owner took pity on us and lent us an umbrella to walk back to the hotel with. A simple... More

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

Dear friends, than you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and THANK YOU for your wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon at Cacntine Bernardini. Ciao Alessandro More

Evergreen, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent time!! We arrived at 3:30pm ... and were greeted by the owner and chef. We received chef hats, Lucca aprons, pads of paper & pen to write notes on each dish. The owner served us a few appetizers, coffee, wine prior to the cooking class ... and explained in detail what will occur during the next hours. He also... More

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

We are so glad of your happiness! GRAZIE! And remember, NEVER cook without a glass of wine! Ciao Alessandro More

Betchworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are back to normal almost after another great time in Lucca and I would like to thank you and your staff for being such wonderful hosts and Chef for some wonderful dishes Cliff, Tina, Fred and Jacky

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

Dear Friends, WE THANK YOU! Grazie, ciao. Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff. More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A truly great gem of a restaurant. Perhaps we were lucky (the specials of the day included home made pasta and black truffle- divine. The weather was perfect. The local cheese sensational) but the impression I got was this was a seriously impressive place. From the owner- a master of wine (who knows how to buy house wine) to the... More

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

Dear Guest, we are so glad about your kind rewiew because we work hard to give our customers the best experience of Tuscan and Italian cuisine at a reasonable price! Thank you from me (Alessandro) and all the staff of C. Bernardini a presto, ciao. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stumbled across this little gem. Each course was a delicious surprise from the large creamy mozzarella ball, the fresh red mullet to the tasty extra virgin olive oil and the coffee. Relaxing atmosphere and attentive service. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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

Dear Emily, thank you for your kind review. At Cantine Bernardini we do a daily work for guest satisfaction and we are glad you appreciated it. Thank you from me and the staff all. Grazie, ciao. Alessandro More

Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just off the Via Roma, this restaurant offers al fresco dining as well as the main dining room downstairs. We chose the street-side seats where we could people watch. Very relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. Great wine list with recommendations from knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. Nice touch: lap robes on the back of each chair in case you get chilly.

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and for your kind rewiew. Your satisfaction is a great pleasure for us. Thank you. Ciao Alessandro and the staff of CB More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a most excellent meal there. We sat outside on a very balmy night (the restaurant provides lovely, soft blankets, in case it gets chilly) and had some gorgeous food. I eat very little meat, so I liked that there were several vegetarian options on the menu. They even had the vegan options marked, which is very definitely not... More

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

Dear Rosario, thank you. We are so glad about your kind rewiew. Grazie!!! Ciao Alessandro and C.B. staff. More

Perth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Just happened upon this restaurant as we were wandering around - looked good and the menu read well. Staff were friendly. Food was terrible, it may of been just what we ordered or perhaps the chef had the night off. Food under cooked, served warm not hot, I had a chicken dish that was all bone and hardly any meat.... More

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

Dear Guest, thank you for you kind rewiew. We are sorry for your disappointing. With best regards. Alessandro Belli More

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