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Via Farini 5, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39 0583 639136
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We ate here as part of a group of nine and found the service to be very friendly and efficient, The food throughout the group was very good. We had local beef and truffles which melted in the mouth.and chestnut flour pasta with truffles which was delicious. We would definately reccommend eating here.

Thank upthedale2015
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This enchanting little restaurant lies high on a mountain peak within a quaint and quiet little village. The restaurant itself is actually the location of an ancient castle, with the parapet visible from street level. It is practically the only place open during 'La Pausa' (Italy's equivalent of a Siesta. Patrizia served us with a smile. the Spaghetti Vongole were... More 

Thank Salvin0
Fenstanton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Ate here as a group of 8 including 3 kids. Good food, reasonably priced and friendly owner/staff. Would definitely recommend

Thank Jamie R
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

We had the pranza di lavoro at Ristorante il Baretto on a Tuesday this week and were pleasantly surprised. Every dish that came out of the kitchen was very tasty, from the fresh spaghetti pasta to the veal steak, herring bruschetti and the mozzarella/prosciutto plate. The side dishes were simple but excellent, including grilled vegetables, beans and steamed carrots.

Thank joeziomek
Rhodes, Australia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

First time in Castelnuovo we found this nice little restaurant. Good Italian food and service from whom we believe was the owner. I recommend sitting on the veranda and enjoy the town life going past. Everybody knows everybody and the people are really friendly. Castelnuovo is not a common tourist destination, which is probably why the service here is so... More 

Thank Francois G
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Authentic food and superb service. Our daughter has food allergies and as majority of food is cooked from scratch we were able to order her a great evening meal. Would recommend and fantastic food at affordable prices. Go there and enjoy. Sit outside if you can.

Thank Gary C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Pizzas and pasta carbonaras for kids whilst adults got to try the day's menu which did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and super-friendly staff was the genesis for a chilled long-lunch whilst the local go-kart and Moto-GP wannabes set up their wares for the Festival of Speed? Intriguing and it beat people-watching. Great food and a fun time. Yum!

Thank LloydGrinning
Nantes, France
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

From past comments, found this restaurant over rated! Food is good but not exceptional. In comparison to other restaurants in the town, we found it expensive.

Thank N_Lorenzini
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Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

You want truffle pumpkin ravioli? Local Garfagnana pecorino cheese with butter spaghettini and fresh ground black pepper? Polenta to keep you warm and happy during the winter? Accompanied by the outstanding house white wine, the food can only be classified as "slap your mama good" -- it's that good. We try to go here every year for Thanksgiving. The house... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while in Castelnuovo - the food was ok but unremarkable. The value for money was acceptable for the area. There is nothing inherently wrong with the place, it is just nothing special and not quite worth getting out of your way for.

Thank Marek197X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Farini 5, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 639136
Il locale e stato fondato nel 1979 dove era aperto solo come bar, ma nel 1986 i coniugi Dini decisero di passare alla ristorazione mantenendo anche il bar, da li un grande successo gastronomico. Il locale si trova a Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, sotto l'Antico Oratorio di S. Antonio, un'antica Chiesa dell'400, sara possibile pranzare rimanendo sospesi nel passato. Il Ristorante "Il Baretto" gestito dai coniugi Dini, offre la possibilita, in estate, di cenare a lume di candela, sotto un glicine centenario, allietati dalla musica del piano-bar, per assaporare i piatti di una cucina tipica e genuina

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