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Lucca Restaurants

north2south Jun 14, 2011 06:38 PM

I will be in Lucca for a few days and I'm looking for restaurant recommendations. Browsing the boards, I see Bucca di San Antonio and Trattoria da Leo recommended. Anything else? Lunch, dinner, dessert recommendations are all welcome. Thanks.

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    kranzwendy Sep 8, 2011 09:21 AM

    Our 2 favorite Lucca restaurants are La Bucca di San Antonio (I would suggest reservations) and Gli Orti on vis Elisa.

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      Forgetherestaurant Sep 6, 2011 04:01 PM

      I also add a tip www.granosalis.it. It's not really in the center but 5 minutes with taxi. Nice format, great pizza, fish osteria and nice wine bar. Enjoy!

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        lowtones Aug 10, 2011 02:31 PM

        I know this is a late reply to the initial post, but I'd like to put in a good word for the Antica Drogheria in Lucca, which is a very good pizzeria in Via Elisa. It's also a nice setting in, as the name states, and old drug store.

        The people are extremely friendly and helpful, the pizzas are delicious, the make nice salads as well, and their espresso is one of the nicest I've had in a week in and around Lucca.

        Highly recommended, and a good value. We fed 7 people for €85 and everyone was very full and very happy.

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        1. re: lowtones
          Shoshanna88 Sep 6, 2011 01:03 PM

          It might be a late replay to the OP but it is perfect timing for me....just what I was looking for in Lucca (as a break from more traditional meals in Rome, Venice and Florence where we are going before Lucca.) Does anyone know if reservations are necessary? Thank you.

          1. re: Shoshanna88
            allende Sep 6, 2011 01:24 PM

            Reservations are not necessary in Lucca. The restaurants we know in the city are mediocre. However, it is a wonderful city. One of the most pleasant places in the north of Italy. Lots to do and lots to see. Good food stores as well, particularly "the bean store" and "the bakery" opposite it.

        2. jen kalb Jun 15, 2011 05:58 AM

          There are lots of other restaurants in Lucca, recommended in Slowfood and Gambero Rosso, Info about these are posted on the restaurant page. http://www.chow.com/search?query=&...

          Maybe folks can give some input on them (only restaurants in the town are listed below


          La Pecora Nera


          Agli Orti di Via Elisa


          Bastian Contrario

          Locanda Buatino

          Da Giulia in Pellaria

          La Griglia di Varrone

          The slowfood guide recommends Gelateria Santini, in Piazza Cittadella 1 for the best gelato and pasticceria Taddeucci in Piazza San Michele,34 (4 km out???) for the best traditional buccellati.

          Mimi Sheraton wrote up Taddeucci a few years back -read her article through the link below.

          Agli Orti di Via Elisa
          via Elisa, 17, Lucca, Tuscany 55100, IT

          Piazza San Quirico,1, Lucca, Tuscany , IT

          La Griglia di Varrone
          viale Europa,797/f, Lucca, Tuscany , IT

          Bastian Contrario
          Via Paolino,69, Lucca, Tuscany , IT

          Locando Buatino
          Via Borgo Giannotti,508, Lucca, Tuscany , IT

          Da Giulio in Pelleria
          Via delle Conce,45, Lucca, Tuscany 55100, IT

          loc. San Alessio,via per Sant'Alessio,1403, Lucca, Tuscany , IT

          La Pecora Nera
          Piazza San Francesco,4, Lucca, Tuscany 55100, IT

          Gelateria Santini dal 1916
          Piazza Cittadella.1, Lucca, Toscana 55100, IT

          Pasticceria Taddeucci
          Piazza San Michele,34, Lucca, Toscana 55100, IT

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          1. re: jen kalb
            north2south Jun 15, 2011 06:51 AM

            Thanks for the leads, Jen!

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