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Osteria Vecchio Mulino

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful little place, excellent for a very local experience. You sit there at a common large table together with other guests and get served whatever the place has prepared according to availability and season. Plates start coming to you with plenty samples of local products, oven baked bread and tasty cheeses, mushrooms, cold cuts, grains and so on. There... More 

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Patricia that owns Villa Bertagni Bed&Breakfast in Castelnuovo recommended us this place. The owner Andrea, and Marco, warmly greeted us who explained the different food options. Finally, we decided to have the degustation menu to have a taste of cheeses, hams and jams, all cured slowly. The food was incredible. I have to highlight the jam made with porcini and... More 

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Visca Catalunya! Saludos de Andrea y su amigo Niccolo'. Hasta la proxima. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Osteria Vecchio Mulino is "old Italy" little tasting of things more than a big meal, wonderful for lunch. They also have a good farmer's market and we ate after visiting that.

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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Try this place at least once. Not a typical restaurant but rather an [Italian] Tapas type place. Excellent food and wine and a friendly host.

Thank wjsarmour
Varese, Italy
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

A small but atmospheric locale with a good selection of local produce, specialising in slow food, personally selected by the owner Andrea (a real showman!). The tasting menu is worth the experience but not cheap. Great selection of prestigious wines by the glass. Unfortunately not open for dinner.

Thank Linda21025
Thornbury, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

After seeing this restaurant in the Lonely Planet we decided to take a road trip from our base in Lucca and try it out. We were not disappointed! The staff and owner were all amazing. It has a great local atmosphere with communal tables. We had the delicious degustation with a bottle of the house red which was so good... More 

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Viareggio, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place from our friend Michele that owns Santa Monica Restaurant in Viareggio. So heading to the Garfagnana just to have lunch at this Osteria, we drove 1.5hrs each way. We were very happy we did! This type of meat cuts, cheese and bruschetta lunch paired with great wines is right up our alley. Everything was of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly local people, shared dining table experience, eating local foods and wine of good quality. Shall imagine to be busier, in the height of summer but lovely relaxed dining experience, would definitely go again on my next visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended in lonely planet guide, so we wanted to visit it on our roadtrip. At first sight it looked a bit weird and very outdated. We were warmly greeted by the owner Andrea, who explained is their food options. They don't have a kitchen, so you can expect to get local delicatessen and great wine. We settled... More 

Thank Tilen K
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

We enjoyed a degustazione lunch with house wine. Masses of food - a selection of local cuisine such as pesto, smoked trout on bread, truffle, cured meats, cheeses and small cakes. One or two not to our (sheltered) liking, though mostly delicious. Friendly service, excellent atmosphere in this quaint eatery. Large selection of wine, though we were happy with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
  • Phone Number: +39.0583.62192
We inform our costumers and friends that Osteria Vecchio Mulino will be closed for holidays from 11th January to 1st February 2016.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?