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“Wonderful restaurant and owner”

Paris Boheme Bistrot Cucina Autentica
Ranked #26 of 618 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A cute outdoor cafe that is open late at night when everything else was closed. We arrived in Lucca late in the evening and by the time we went out to dinner, nothing was open. We strolled though the town and found this cute outside cafe that was serving great food. Louis and David are the owner proprietors and they are the only two staff. So friendly and great food and service. We went back often and it was always busy. Louis is the front person and so friendly and engaging, David is the chef. We still think about them and that cute place.
Reviewed August 5, 2013

My girlfriends and I rented an apartment in Lucca and decided on our last night to have a bonafide Italian meal. Although the restaurant sounds french and is very much fashioned in french decor, the food is true Italian, but with a very interesting take. We had the exotic salad to start that was superb and the pastas we all great. i had a strawberry and champagne ravioli that tasted so rich and fruity. It sounded a bit odd at first, but it really worked. The greatest part of the restaurant, though, was Luis, the owner. He is such a fun and warm spirit and he just brings so much energy and warmth to the evening and the meal. I would go back again just to see him. He made our evening that much more special.

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Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

A small but lovely place. Outdoors sitting at a small piazza were you can enjoy the Puccini statue from your table.
Food was great. We all ordered pasta, all different dishes and all mavilouse! Salad was the best I've had in Italy so far.
They were a little slow with the serving, but it was clear, when the food came, that it was all home made. I'd rather wait a little while to get good home made food! They really put their love in to the food and to their customers. Go there and enjoy a lively and lovely evening!

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Thank Emmelie L
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed a week in Lucca and tried several restaurants before finding this gem! Then we went back 3 times. The food is remarkable- like the previous reviewer I found the "erotic salad" amazing! In fact all the food here is top quality and cooked to order. Service may appear to be slow, but it's slow for a reason - quality food. Most people are on holiday and don't mind a relaxed evening. You really do need to book...all the outside seats on our last two evenings were reserved from 7pm. The owner is a delightful character who keeps up the banter and knows exactly the importance of interaction with his clients. Our leisurely evenings spent people watching, drinking fine wine and tasting the finest food will stand as the highlights of our holiday to Lucca. If we returned we wouldn't eat anywhere else.

Thank JohnUK
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

My 4th time to Lucca and my girlfriends 7th time, and we've tried a lot of restaurants there. So when we found Paris boheme we stopped for a quick dinner and then the plan was to was for drinks. First off, whatever reviews you read about the waiter/owner being too 'in your face', ignore and forget it. One of the friendliest chaps that has ever served us. Takes time to have a conversation with you, a great sense of humour and takes away the tense feeling of a foreign restaurant to tourists. He makes the place what it Is. The food was amazing. More then what we hoped for and every dish had a quality uniqueness that made us excited for every dish afterwards. The 'insalata erotica', we would recommend! Right on a small piazza overlooking a statue of Puccini, a fantastic people watching spot! Between the scenery, the food, the music and the humble host, it has jumped to one of our favourite restaurants in Lucca!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The food here was different to that served in the other restaurants on our holiday and it was a welcome change. Yes it was Italian but it had added flair and the ravioli with champagne and strawberries was particularly good. Yes they are understaffed but the staff are cheerful and we weren't in a hurry - particularly because there was an open- air concert in the piazza. It was by American students from the summer school in Lucca performing arias. Never seen a grand piano in a piazza before. The restaurant staff realised we wanted to listen and were very considerate when serving the meals.

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