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Alla Cantina di Carignano

#136 of 470 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Via per Sant'Alessio, 3684 | Località Carignano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 329970
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Tue 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 6:30 pm - 1:15 am
Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Price for the so-called "working lunch" [that is: 1st and 2nd plate, side dish, water, house wine 1/4 liter, and coffee] is now 9.90 euro [monday to saturday]. For a few dishes you have to pay 1 or 2 euro extra. Considering the high quality of all food on offer here, the value for money is outstanding! Service with a... More 

Thank Cesare G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband for dinner after doing the pasta making class with Chef Paolo! The food and wine is excellent! It was very busy with local families which is always a good sign! The service was okay to start with but there was an overly long wait between dinner and dessert as the waiter seemed to have forgotten us... More 

Thank Tasha M
columbus1234, Proprietario at Alla Cantina di Carignano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, i am sorry you had to wait a long time, it was a very busy night and and I am sorry you had to wait. I am happy you enjoyed the food Thanking you chef Paolo Monti More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We went five nights to have dinner and the enormous amount of diferent dishes were stunning. We ate fish, pasta, pizza, rice, meat, desserts (perhaps the best to me)... The meats were perfectly cooked. We enjoyed the restaurant, the service and the food. Thanks!

Thank Ximo S
columbus1234, Proprietario at Alla Cantina di Carignano, responded to this review

thank you!! Chef paolo Monti More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I found a human hair in the chicken pathe. The salami's were fine. The risotto was fine. Pasta lobster was very fatty. And broken chells inbetween my teath. It lies next to a road with cars. Wont go there again, but for the non expecting englishman its fine.

Thank Thaïs J
columbus1234, Proprietario at Alla Cantina di Carignano, responded to this review

Dear sir I am sorry about the hair, if you mentioned to our staff we would have changed it, our kitchen staff wear hats, it could anyone's hair. Lobster pasta is made from whole fresh lobster with the shell, that gives the flavor. I am happy that you inform us that the road in front of us has cars, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner twice during our stay in Lucca. Both times so happy! Excellent food, good price, nice terrace in Tuscan countryside. Highly recommend!!

Thank 296jaanaa
columbus1234, Proprietario at Alla Cantina di Carignano, responded to this review

Thank you Chef Paolo Monti More 

Mobile, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

A wonderful culinary experience. We took cooking classes (a 7-day course) with Chef Paolo and what an amazing delight that was. Very professional, friendly and comprehensive. The food served at the restaurant is pure excellence with great service. We stayed at the hotel upstairs which was very comfortable and convenient. As part of the 7-day program, Chef Paolo took us... More 

Thank Dreamer2009USA
columbus1234, Proprietario at Alla Cantina di Carignano, responded to this review

Thank you very much!!! I hope to see yo uagain! Chef Paolo Monti More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Months ago I had found a few cooking classes in Lucca online with Chef Monti. We didn't quit have the time to attend one but on the 2nd to last night in Lucca we decided to try his ristorante after getting a little worn out of trekking to a restaurant inside the wall of Lucca. Alla Cantina is a 3-4... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is a bit out of Lucca, 5km, the terrace outside is lovely and the food is realy good. The steak is a must!!!! The pork ribs are just as good. The menu says spare ribs but they're not, no basting on these. Non the less they're delicious and meaty. The staff is friendly and the service is good.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

At €20 a head plus wine and water you don't expect much but this was fabulous. They speak very little English which added to the excitement. A traditional trattoria food with either a set menu or pizza etc. the steaks looked fabulous so was the warm pate. Don't be deceived from the outside this is worth a visit.

Thank Adam W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Chef Paolo Monti runs an excellent restaurant, top notch food, great service, lovely staff. His cooking school- also on the premises- was a treat. Sign up for at least one class if you are in the Lucca region.

Thank ahdublin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $43
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 1:15 am
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via per Sant'Alessio, 3684 | Località Carignano, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 329970
Historic restaurant in Lucca over 100 years old, typical tuscan atmosphere, many paintings on the wall by local artists, 4 different dining rooms and summer terrace for 100 persons. Charcoal grill, Bistecca alla Fiorentina is our speciality, lucca specialties like zuppa di farro, zuppa alla frantoiana, tordelli lucchesi, wild boar stew with olives, spaghetti with rabbit sauce, fresh pasta, Wood fired oven pizzas, over 50 different pizzas. Ambiance romantic and suitable for families, prices medium-low, good selection of italian wines.

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