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“Nice location - but tourist food and prices”
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Ranked #390 of 587 Restaurants in Lucca
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Bar, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sandefjord
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice location - but tourist food and prices”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautifully located on the piazza in Lucca, but obviously this is where all the tourists go - and that is reflected in the menu - both what comes to selections and pricing. 3 pastadishes and 3 drinks came to€ 49,50 incl cover charges. Mediocre food, poor service and overpriced.

  • Visited October 2013
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Blue Mountains NSW
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good spot for a cheap meal!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We're in Lucca for an extended stay and had had a bad experience with food in another establishment in the Anfiteatro a couple of weeks ago, so headed here with some trepidation as part of a family group of 6. We were pleasantly surprised with the food, service and cost of the meal. Four of us had different pizzas, all of a large size and tasty. The pasta and lasagne were small serves and nothing special but they were labelled Primi Patti and not expensive. The drinks and service were fine...in fact our waitress was helpful when we had a couple of questions about happenings in the local area. Pick the pizzas and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice lunch. Priced according to the special location.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice choice on the menu, traditional Italian fare. You can eat and drink a little cheaper within Lucca, but the location of this restaurant , within the Anfitheatre makes it a bit special.

Visited October 2013
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Albany, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worst meal in three weeks”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Food is canned and frozen.
7 euro salad with lettuce I'd throw out.... And when pointed out, they still insisted I pay for it.
Save your money.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very poor dinner”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Unfortunately we experienced very poor service, with drinks being forgotten, no bread and down right rudeness from the staff. After we received our very small meals we had to ask for our drinks which were ordered with our meals. The staff were more interested in talking to each other than providing customer service. At the end of our meal we asked for the bill and were charged a euro each for service. This was down right rude as we had received no service what so ever. There are many more great restaurants in Lucca and I would highly recommend not eating here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lisa C
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