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Caffetteria San Colombano

Baluardo S. Colombano | Mura Urbane, 55050 Lucca, Italy
+39 (0)583 464641
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Ranked #161 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $69
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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UK and Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A good choice - you can choose from a snack or ice cream right through to fine dining. Perfect location if you are visiting the cathedral, the botanical gardens or are making your way around the medieval rampart walls.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stopped here after an enjoyable and relaxing bike ride around the wall and streets of Lucca. Definitely recommend the pizza and the wine ain't half bad either. It's very reasonable, the service is friendly and attentive and the positioning very close to the bike hire and station is perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a great location for drinks and eats when you are walking around the wall surrounding the old part of Lucca - or you can do what we did and go straight there for lunch with friends and do a walk afterwards. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious and the staff are very cheerful and accommodating. Every time... More

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County Down, Northern ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We booked this restaurant on a whim after seeing it while cycling along the wall around Lucca. It looked very chic and the décor is very modern and inviting. Unfortunately the food and service did not live up to our expectations and it was the worst meal we had during our five days in Lucca. Three of our six main... More

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CaffeSanColombano, Proprietario at Caffetteria San Colombano, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for yours review. I'm really sorry for your experience in our restaurant; according to what you said, I understand that the service was not the best and that we certainly could have done better. If you'll come to Italy again, I hope you'll try again our restaurant to find better service and good food. More

Oakham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A great find, set back on the wall just south of Porto Elisa past the Botanical Gardens. Interesting and contemporary decor with a menu that resembles a Dulux colour chart, white armchairs that light up, a huge selection of lighting and lots of glass. And . . . the food is excellent, ranging from 7 euro salads and pizza to... More

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CaffeSanColombano, Proprietario at Caffetteria San Colombano, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review and for the picture. I'm proud that you have appreciated everything about our restaurant, from interior and exterior design to food. I hope see you next time. More

Salisbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We chose San Colombano as it was close to our hotel and the menu and location looked good. Although our pasta was a bit undercooked for our taste, the flavour was good and the decor was attractive. But the service left a lot to be desired! Our table wobbled, we asked a waitress to help and she moved it and... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited San Columbano whilst staying in Lucca recently. After seeing the restaurant whilst cycling on the walls we decided to give it a try. Upon arrival we were shown to a lovely table on the terrace and were given the standard menu.We had to ask for the supplementary pizza menu. Not sure if this was a deliberate ploy to... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We decided to 'save' this restaurant for our last night in Lucca to end our week on a high note. Major let down. We thought it would be great to eat a good meal and grab a gelato for the short walk home. We ordered a bottle of house red, which was the only highlight of the night. My sister... More

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preston,uk
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

A great location on the wall with good seating options-informal outside and more formal inside. A wide range of menu options including vegetarian food. The wine list was very comprehensive. Service was fine and the food excellent. The only downside was entry into the toilets, smelly, dark and no toilet seats also unclear which was male and which was female.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

One of two cafes up on the City walls offering a rest for the weary. The options available cover almost whatever you may want whether it is an ice cream, coffee, snack or main meal. We initially stopped for a snack (Foccacia, salad and pizza for the children) and then again on another cycle ride. The filled foccacia was large... More

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