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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 334
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  • 166
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 24
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  • 3
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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
Great place, great food, great staff

We came across this place by chance and feel so lucky! Nice and cosy restaurant with excellent food, good wine list and hot waiters:) Their ravioli were amazing, mine were with meat, my husband had the salmon's one Main dish were even better- homemade sausage were extremely tasty, don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
mal2703
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We came across this place by chance and feel so lucky! Nice and cosy restaurant with excellent food, good wine list and hot waiters:) Their ravioli were amazing, mine were with meat, my husband had the salmon's one Main dish were even better- homemade sausage were extremely tasty, don't remember what my husband had but remember that his plate was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were guided to this beautiful restaurant for lunch on the day we arrived in Lucca and it was the PERFECT start to our stay! We had the gnocchi and the bolognese ravioli which were both divine. The service from Fabrizio was truly outstanding! We loved it so much that we returned for our last dinner in Lucca and we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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234 reviews 234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place where you can dine alfresco with great Italian typical food and wine, honest prices and very good and friendly service.

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

ear Guest, thank you for chhosing Cantine Bernardini and thank you for your kind review. Ciao Alessandro Belli More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

From the outside it just looked like any other street cafe, but when you were ushered downstairs to the restaurant, you were presented with a cavern of history and culinary excellence. The owners have been there for generations. 500 years to be precise. The restaurant is actually the old cellar with beautiful vaulted brick ceilings. Now to the food and... More 

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

Dear John, we are so glad for your kind review! thank you very much. Hoping to seeing you again at Cantine Bernardini, we send our kind regards. Ciao Alessandro Belli e lo staff di Cantine Bernardini More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had such a lovely dinner. We sat outdoors and enjoyed a nice evening, although the tables inside (in the cellar) looked very cozy too. Had a fabulous bottle of wine which they served with some pecorino cheese. The beef tartare was a great appetizer. I had the tortellini with ragu sauce and it was delicious. My husband had the gnocchi... More 

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

Dear brenda, we thank you for chhosing Cantine Bernardini and we are glad you enjoyed the food ant the atmosphere. With best regards. Alessandro Belli e lo staff di C. B. More 

Whangamata
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We came across this place by accident and decided it was worth a stop for lunch. Glad we did! The meal was excellent - and reasonably priced, from a good selection on the menu. Service was friendly and we could linger over our bottle of Chianti in a pleasant atmosphere outside. Thoroughly recommended.

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

Dear Guest, we are so glad you enjoyed the lunch at cantine Bernardini. Thank you! Alessandro Belli e lo staff di C. B. More 

scotland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your kind review. Our home made bread is served ina paper bag because the bag keep the bread fresh and is more igenic than an opened basket. Hoping to seeing you soon back at Cantine Bernardini, we send our kind regards. Alessandro Belli More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Dear Guest, we are so glad you had a great evening! Thank you from me and the staff of Cantine Bernardini. Alessandro More 

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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. 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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