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A' Palazzo

via San Giusto di Brancoli, 3160 | San Giusto di Brancoli, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 965581
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Ranked #27 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Price range: $28 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Il ristorante "A Palazzo" si trova a San Giusto di Brancoli, a circa 10 km dal centrodi Lucca, sulle meravigliose colline che circondano la citta. Il palazzo prende ilsuo nome dalla cultura contadina della Brancoleria in quanto era la residenza diun Signore della zona che esercitava anche la giustizia.L'antico casolare, risalente all'inizio del XI secolo, sfoggia una struttura in pietraed e stato completamente restaurato mantenendo le caratteristiche dell'epoca.L'intero casolare affaccia sulla bellissima valle del Serchio che, unita alla gustosacucina tipica lucchese, rende questo luogo suggestivo ed unico.The restaurant "A Palazzo" is located in San Giusto Brancoli, about 10 km fromthe center of Lucca, on the beautiful hills that surround the city. The palace takesits name from the peasant culture of Brancoleria as it was the residence ofa Lord of the area.The old farmhouse, dating back to the eleventh century, shows a stone structureand has been completely restored maintaining the period features.The entire cottage overlooks the beautiful valley of the Serchio which, combined withthe tastycuisine of Lucca makes this place beautiful and unique.
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A short drive from Lucca and you will find yourself in the Lucca hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, 1,000 year-old churches and idyllic villages.... far, far away from the tourist track. If you sit outside, you will have exceptional views of Lucca, whereas if you decide to go in you will be in an authentic historical palace. The food... More

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Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Several Australian friends and myself have just spent four wonderful weeks in Tuscany. The food highlight of our trip was the cuisine at A Palazzo. Both the chef and his front-of-house were attentive to our every need, as well as patient with our attempts at Italian. Some of the menu highlights included wild boar, goose breast, crab pasta, as well... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Grazie, Grazie, Grazie Graziano! My husband, two friends and myself had the pleasure of eating at Palazzo last night and enjoyed one of the best meals of our entire trip. Every dish was fresh and delicious from the venison appetizer to the incredible desserts and ending with Graziano's homemade Arancello! What an amazing experience ,beautiful atmosphere and warm, friendly host.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The restaurant has changed hands at the end of 2012. The new owner/chef has changed the menu substantially , but the food we ate was excellent. Delicious spaghetti with rabbit and a perfectly cooked steak - fine grilled vegetables and to finish, an excellent hazelnut semi freddo. Good house wines, a lovely cosy room and the best views in the... More

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Chester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Me and my husband were celebrating 20 years of wedded bliss and chose this restaurant to celebrate it in. We were welcomed at the door by Giovanni he had laid out two tables for us so we could choose either indoors or out, we chose indoors as it was now dark. We had four courses with a bottle of house... More

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Lucca, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This mother-son run restaurant is worth the drive up into the Lucchese hills. The converted villa offers delicious food at an excellent price. On a warm evening guests are treated to a meal on their terrace as the lights of Lucca sparkle far below. One of my favorites.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We managed to find this restaurant with less difficulty than we were expecting after a drive up from the valley floor. Slightly challenging road, but not overly so for Tuscany :) MariaAngela effused charm and welcomed us with open arms to her beautiful establishment. The view from the terrace over Lucca is indeed stunning - worth the ride up even... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Fantastic old place with a wonderful terrace for dinner. Well worth the hairpin bends to drive there. Fantastic food. Shared antipasti, wonderful pasta esp ravioli in ragu sauce, then pork for hubby and I had the amazing carpaccio. Squeezed in a terrific panacotta with fruits of the forest. Coffee, wine. Wonderful price. Delightful waiter/son who wants to develop place. If... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We again chose to challange our driving skills and locate Restaurant A' Palazzo. We were happy we did. Without a reservation for Pranzo (lunch), we were still welcomed into the restaurant by the owner,Marianna and her son,Giovanni. We sat on the terrace overlooking all of Lucca. The meal was delicious. We had pasta, pork and the house wine. I would... More

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Lecco, Italia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Spending a weekend in Lucca and searching to not spend too much money, we decided to have one nice dinner and other meals more simple. For the nice dinner on Friday night after long considerations, reading the reviews, etc we chose "A' Palazzo". Had no idea where it was! :) I liked the place already when we were going up... More

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