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Cantine Bernardini

Via del Suffragio, 7, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494336
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Ranked #37 of 433 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We found an old review for this restaurant, dating back a few years when it was ranked even higher on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is off one of the main streets in a quiet setting. The menu did not disappoint. For starters, my husband had mussels with pepper, which were large and very tasty. Our friends each ordered the wonderful buffalo... More

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

Dear Vanessa, we thank you for your kind review, we are so glad about it! Ciao Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff. More

Colne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had the privilege of being guests of Mr & Mrs Railtons wedding party and met here the eve before the wedding for a pre wedding get together. We had a set menu being such a large party of people. A starter, a pasta dish then just the best beef stew I have ever tasted, and pudding followed that. The... More

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

Dear Janet, we thank you for your kind review, we are so glad about it. Kind regards from Lucca. Ciao Alessandro. More

Western Aust
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just back from very good dinner at Le Cantine Bernadini. Lived up to previous reviews, gracious waiters, excellent food...specially the zucchini 'mousse'. Very central location, but not on a main 'tourist drag', so while we ate outside, we were not in a 'fishbowl'. Obviously a place for tourists, with English translations on the menu, but good to see some Italians... 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 we hope tosseeing you soon back at Cantine Bernardini. Kind regards, ciao. Alessandro More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Based on tripadvisor reviews we had dinner here. Very Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good quality food. We had the steak florentine for 2 which was cooked to perfection. Not cheap, but well worth it. Good selection of wine. Would definately recommend!

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

Dear Linda, we thank you for choosing Cantine Bernardini and for you kind review. Grazie mille! Ciao Alessandro and Cantine Bernardini staff. More

Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stumbled upon this place and had to wait about 30 minutes for dinner. We were so glad we waited. The food was great. The staff were charming and friendly. The house wine was a Sangiovese grape and really excellent. Anchovies were fabulous. Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes was perfect. The check was very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant in... More

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

Dear Ben, thank you! We are so glad for you kind words (we will fly to Toronto to kiss you and say THANK YOU personally) Thank you again from me (alessandro) and all the staff of Cantine Bernardini Ciao More

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48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

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