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Via G.Pascoli, 41, 55051 Barga, Italy
+39 0583 723336
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Description: The restaurant is noted for its excellent wine list and wonderful local...
The restaurant is noted for its excellent wine list and wonderful local and Tuscan dishes. Wine is a passion here - the cantina holds delights from both Tuscany (including a good selection of the so-called 'Super-Tuscans'). Great care has been taken in adapting the wine list to match whatever dishes happen to be in season, and you will find recommendations to match each course of your meal.Local funghi (mushrooms) in season, crostini Toscani after an old family recipe and good salami, home-made pasta (tortelli, ravioli, fettucine), gnocchi, zuppa Toscana and a good choice of main dishes. All dishes can be paired with a recommendation from the excellent wine cellar - one that has been growing for over forty years and is constantly changing and being added to. The Restaurant joins the program and events of "Vetrina Toscana a tavola"
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice hotel and Wonderfull restaurant

my family and I gave been staying at the Hotel Alpino almost all of our visits to Barga. We love the location and the charm of the hotel. We eat most of the dinners at the Restaurant Alpino and host our family gatherings there as well. We have never been disappointed. When it comes to wine, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Guy B
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Chicago
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Chicago
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

my family and I gave been staying at the Hotel Alpino almost all of our visits to Barga. We love the location and the charm of the hotel. We eat most of the dinners at the Restaurant Alpino and host our family gatherings there as well. We have never been disappointed. When it comes to wine, I suggest you just... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ambiance was a bit dim, but to be fair it was Easter Sunday so I imagine most people were at home with their families. I had a pasta dish, which was really lovely – the eggs noodles are locally made and you can definitely taste the difference. My friend had the pork, though, and rated it as “average”.

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Groton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Meal was prepared and served by the manager. It was a very pleasant experience and completely relaxed.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a small restaurant on the second floor, and the owner of the hotel is the cook. Delicious meals and so relaxing.

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was great! My Raviolis I cannot say enough about! Wine fantastic. We just wish we would have know how child friendly the place was...we would have picked another time??? Children were running around like a NUT HOUSE!1 Screaming and yelling to the point you could not hear your partners voice SAD

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Dinner at Alpino was a bit of an odd experience. It seems to be quite litterally a 2-person operation, with the owner running the kitchen and the dining room all at once, with a bit of help from his wife (and probably a help in the kitchen, too). This results in a long wait between the time you are seated,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have visited Barga on many occasions and generally stayed in the old town. This year we stayed in the Albergo Alpino with friends, for a change. We had eaten lunch here previously (3 years ago) so generally knew what to expect. It actually surpassed our expectations. The rooms were delightful, comfortable and spotless. The breakfast was excellent with cereals,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch. We were made to feel very unwelcome, then after taking our food order, they said we had to move outside - we had 4 kids and it was raining! We refused, and were about to walk out when they grudgingly let us eat in the bar / cafe area. Appalling service - don't go!

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner and I would agree with several other reviews that this was one of if not the best dinner we had in Italy. I know one of other reviews said the owner was not friendly however we found him delightful. The owner is also the chef and the waiter. He explained that things have slowed with... More 

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Gatlinburg, TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Alpino for dinner during our trip to Barga. Upon entering the dining room on the second floor we were greeted with an atmosphere of fine dining in a grand style rarely found today. Everything was truly spotless and the service and food was exquisite. The only thing we found a bit odd was that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via G.Pascoli, 41, 55051 Barga, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Barga
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 723336

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The restaurant is noted for its excellent wine list and wonderful local and Tuscan dishes. Wine is a passion here - the cantina holds delights from both Tuscany (including a good selection of the so-called 'Super-Tuscans'). Great care has been taken in adapting the wine list to match whatever dishes happen to be in season, and you will find recommendations to match each course of your meal.Local funghi (mushrooms) in season, crostini Toscani after an old family recipe and good salami, home-made pasta (tortelli, ravioli, fettucine), gnocchi, zuppa Toscana and a good choice of main dishes. All dishes can be paired with a recommendation from the excellent wine cellar - one that has been growing for over forty years and is constantly changing and being added to. The Restaurant joins the program and events of "Vetrina Toscana a tavola"

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