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Via G.Pascoli, 41, 55051 Barga, Italy
+39 0583 723336
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Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Barga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 restaurant reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The Alpino restaurant (above the bar) serves traditional Italian food; simple recipes, high quality fresh ingredients, homemade pasta. The services is always friendly and the setting is authentic and spotless. Excellent wine list. Very reasonable prices.

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Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is our regular coffee stop, excellent value on drinks and sandwiches, the cappuccinos are lovely, just like you'd expect to find in Italy.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a good diner here on Haloween night. Nothing scary, but a good, honest meal. We were the only patrons, and the service was attentive and gracious. The prosecco was delicious, as was the bread basket. There was a choice of a 22 Euro 4 course meal, with 2 options for each course, or you could order ala carte.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We spent six days in the Barga area, and our dinner at Alpino was the best meal during our stay. The owners are very welcoming, the pasta and other dishes are fresh and delicious, and the prices are very reasonable for the incredible quality of the food.

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153 reviews 153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The food here is great Value, but do remember the typical Italian meal consists of 4 courses so the portions are not as large as you might expect, but everything I ate was outstanding. Just outside the walled city this is a good place to eat and exceptional value,

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

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