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Bastian Contrario

Via San Paolino 69, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 53403
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Ranked #110 of 431 restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had a sensational dinner here. There were seven of us and every person was very happy with the high quality of our meals. Scallop of beef with fresh porcine and truffle in a creamy sauce!! Belissimo. My favourite meal so far in Italy. Service was friendly and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. Lucca is lucky to have this... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tasty food, good choice in red wine and great service all at a very reasonable price. We ate there twice we loved it so much.

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Lucca, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very close to the Piazza San Michele is the restaurant Bastian Contrario. It has outdoor seating and two dining rooms that are indoor. One dining room only holds 16 persons maximum and is very cozy. The dining room across the street has a larger seating capacity - but try to get a seat in the much smaller area. There are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've been to this restaurant twice. The food is amazing! Definitely try the Farro soup, the wild boar, or the veal stew. You get a great taste of Tuscan/Lucchesi dishes. The service is wonderful as well. For tourists, there are menus in other languages as well. I wholeheartedly recommend this place!

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Tokyo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We ordered a range of dishes. None of them were especially good. Not bad, but if you're eating in Lucca you want wonderful. The exception was the black truffles and anchovies on toast--that was unique and tasty.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our tour guide, Helenia, took us to Batian Contrario for lunch on a tour of Lucca. On our way into town, Helenia stopped by the restaurant to let them know we would be by and the time we would be there. We had wonderful pasta with truffles, grilled vegetables, and a bean dish. Helenia also order tripe, a dish I... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Ir was ok - not bad, not great. The staff were pleasant enough and the food was reasonable but there are way better restaurants in Lucca.

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New Orleans
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

No English spoken,but fun place with good food and wine. It was like being a resident in the town of Lucca and the locals helped us order a wonderful meal.

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