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Via San Paolino 69, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 53403
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great food awesome family service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Fabrizio B
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Millbury, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Millbury, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Heswall, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?