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Osteria Vecchio Mulino

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39.0583.62192
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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scotland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank wjsarmour
Varese, Italy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Linda21025
Thornbury, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank ksh1959
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This lovely place is a gem to be discovered slowly, with passion, just like Andrea, who feels deeply about 'Slow Food', this Osteria shows you what the true meaning of slow food is... You taste cheeses, hams and jams, all cured slowly, by artisans who truly know how to place all their old knowledge into a jar. We have been... More 

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Zejtun, Malta
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It's a pity the owner couldn't stay for the whole meal as he seemed to be really passionate about his food, but he left us in his daughter's good hands. We were treated to a variety of dishes - cheeses, barley, meats and desserts - which are typical of the Garfagnana region. The restaurant itself is quite small, simple and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We arrived at this place by chance and found it very entertaining. excellent sampler menu and very informative multi lingual staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $33
Cuisine
Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?