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“Lovely setting for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Charlie

Old Charlie
Ranked #408 of 585 Restaurants in Lucca
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Bar, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Callington, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Lovely setting for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stopped at this restaurant and enjoyed lunch, it is in a lovely setting in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. We shared a pizza, I liked the beer called Moretti Rossa, its quite strong, and dark. the price was very reasonable. Lucca is a great place to visit, narrow streets to explore and towers to climb.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Owlincallington
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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lunch was good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This place is located in the Anfiteatro. Lunch was good, the house wine was very good and the service was prompt and friendly (the place was not busy).

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank MikeNYC123
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I was totally ignored”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Have no idea if the food here is good or not, because I never got to order any. Came in, sat down; the place was fairly full but not terribly so. There were waiters around, fairly busy, but not once did they smile or say just a minute or anything, just ignored me. I waited about fifteen or twenty minutes, then walked out. This is unusual in Lucca, and there's really no excuse for it.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Lindendale
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London, United Kingdom
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“Marvelous experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

I've been a week ago in tuscany, and visiting Lucca i found this small, old pub, english style in the anfitheatre square, we decided to stop and eat something, my gf took a huge pizza made with buffalo mozzarella, very very tasty, and i got a delicious veal with porcini mushrooms, and you know, if you 've been in Italy you must try the local porcini mushrooms, if'll be there again, surely i'll visit good old charlie...

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank john1982s
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2011

50 minutes to get a Pizza al Funghi. Rude and peremptory service and even more rude and arrogant owner. There are many nice plaes in Lucca where you will be served well. This is not one of them

  • Visited April 2011
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2 Thank mguven
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