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Via San Paolino 69, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 53403
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very small and very good

It has only room for a few guests but the ambient is very nice. A lot of typical italian dishes. Carpacio is excellent, also the Tagliatelle. Red house wine can be recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It has only room for a few guests but the ambient is very nice. A lot of typical italian dishes. Carpacio is excellent, also the Tagliatelle. Red house wine can be recommended.

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Mount Beauty
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great little local cafe with excellent pasta and antipasta platter. This place was a great start to our time in Lucca. We went back for more.

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoy this little and charmy restaurant inside the old city of Lucca GREAT FOOD AND GREATSERVICE....very affordable

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a small and inviting local osteria in Lucca with delicious authentic food that we highly recommend!

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had lunch here on our day trip to Lucca, intrigued by the porchetta featured on the sign outside this restaurant. My husband and I both got porchetta sandwiches, which sadly were very disappointing. There was a huge amount of thick, dry bread, with no condiments, which just made it almost impossible to enjoy the meat. The cannelini beans we... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Great place for morning coffee and afternoon apertivo. The staff is very friendly, and the coffee is made perfectly. This restaurant was the closest one to our apartment, and we went here almost every day for coffee and afternoon drinks. After about one week, the staff remembered our typical order and asked if we wanted "the regular" order. I will... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A good lunch spot just off Piazza S Michele. Menu is encyclopaedic, causing indecision for diners, and perhaps slowing service a tad. All the usual Tuscan dishes, and Lucchese specialties too. Medium priced, good for casual dining, as is its immediate neighbour.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We dined at Bastian Contrario on the last night of a touring holiday of Tuscany in June 2014. Although this restaurant was recommended to us, we found it rather disappointing compared to the others we had experienced on our travels. Once seated we were not asked if we wanted anything to drink and, having waited a while, had to flag... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The B&B we were staying in recommended this restaurant when we arrived in Lucca. The actual restaurant is bang in the middle of Lucca and is very authentic. The staff are very incredibly friendly and obliging The carbonara was the nicest we ever had and was very good value. We ended up going back for a second meal the following... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our delightful hosts from L'Antica Bifore Guesthouse recommended Bastian Contrario as a good place to dine. We were so impressed we ate there 2 nights of our 3 in Lucca. Very good food and reasonably priced, what more could you ask for:-)

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Additional Information about Bastian Contrario

Address: Via San Paolino 69, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 53403
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Paolino 69, 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: 0583 53403

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?