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“Tuscan cuisine at the top”
Review of Osteria Baralla

Osteria Baralla
Ranked #44 of 622 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 27, 2012

I came with a group of 27 persons, we had booked table in advance, but not the menu.We were warmly greeted. The service was friendly, fast and very effective. In spite of the many other guests, the waitresses had control of the situation all the way from order to payment. The dishes beautiful to see, the quantitu was rich and the quality was high.The room is very large, airy and rustic that fits perfectly with the essence of rustic and homemade Tuscan cuisine. I strongly recommend to spend a couple of hours at Osteria Baralla!

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Thank LauraPW
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Average restaurant with no stand out food. Staff were friendly.Prices were average for this type of Osteria.Would not return as there are far better eateries in this price range in Lucca.

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Thank izzi47
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Like much of the Luccese food, this place does the usual local traditional dishes which are not by any stretch sophisticated. Most of the meals were 'premade' in bulk i.e. the Risotto, Hunters Rabbit, and pastas so it is really more like cafetteria fare but at al la carte prices.

The vennue is a beautiful old place only spoilt by the tacky white modern fans in an otherwise cracker venue (they could have put in fake wooden one at the least).

It does have a good atmosphere And a good setting next to the Amfiteatro.

Service was fine and busy. I also tried to local (bottled) Chestnut beer. There is a reason it has never taken off I guess. I will stick to Peroni in future.

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Thank ScambusterSZ
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had an enjoyable lunch at this old bistro next to the anfiteatro. Rabbit and liver pates were very tasty. Vitello Tonnato was mediocre - tasted like they just smeared the sauce over some pre-cooked, thinly sliced deli veal. Prices are very reasonable, service is business-like. Good location if you happen to be nearby at lunch time. But if you want truly exceptional food, walk 10 minutes to Gli Orti di via Elisa (see my separate review).

Thank raherold
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We found this on our last night in Lucca having read the previous reviews we were not disappointed. We arrived around 1930 to find it reasonably empty but it soon filled up, primarily with locals (always a good sign). Waitress more than happy to explain the menu to us and accommodating as well as with a young child (4 years) we like to eat al fresco. The menu was mainly local dishes with plenty of game, seafood, beans and pasta dishes to satisfy all. Great wine selection and also deserts awesome. Really nice atmosphere and we regretted not having tried this place sooner. The reviews did it justice and will certainly be coming back!

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Thank Detken
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