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Osteria Baralla

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Via Dell'Anfiteatro 5, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 440240
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had come to this restaurant four years ago while visiting Lucca and we loved it. This time, we came back twice. The food is fabulous, but the friendly staff are what really makes it so lovely to visit. It was my husband's 70th birthday, so we had made a reservation for our friends and ourselves. I had tried to... More 

Thank mdgirl63
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy delicious traditional Tuscan cuisine in an unpretentious but attractive brick ambiance without 6 sychophants in tuxedos hovering over you, then Osteria Baralla is your choice. In complete relaxation you can discover exciting new tastes from the local area as you savor well-prepared fare and complimentary drink. All at a very reasonable price.

1 Thank Constant_Discovery
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popular place with traditional food. Lots of customers and cosy, but the food is not good at all. Went twice hoping it would improve, but no. Disappointing!

Thank Eivind S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but make sure you order your steak medium well if you want it pink because it might come to you raw and bloody which was the way it came to us. They never came to check if everything was OK with the meal and my husband ended up eating my meal. After finished they came to... More 

Thank Zully63
Doylestown Pa
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a good dinner here. Plenty of local types of food on the menu. I had the wild boar served with polenta. It was very good. All of our dishes were saltier than we're used to. The house wine was also good. More expensive than what we're used to, but probably reasonable in a tourist town. It's a nice,... More 

Thank JEBSV3
Paris, France
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Good address for Dinner but the quantities are not very large. Service is average. The decoration and atmosphere is nice.

Thank Olivier280
Lexington, Kentucky
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were fortunate to be able to get a table in this restaurant as it was early on a Thursday night. The building has interesting vaulted brick ceilings and is just opposite the former amphitheater. We ordered wine, various pastas and carpaccio, and were not disappointed in any of it. Prices are midrange and there were several families with children.

Thank coastwanderer
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stumbled upon this Osteria at lunchtime on a day trip to Lucca from Pisa, and it turned out to be the best meal, all round, of our ten days in Tuscany. Every aspect of the meal was first class:- The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient without being too effusive or pushy; The menu was authentically local and well... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Popular with locals. Locally sourced cuisine and traditional dishes. Overseen by patriarch who doesn't miss a thing. Remember to book.

Thank Garth195
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great wine, great dessert. Suggested the Chianella steak and all the first courses and the lucchese desert. Great service as well!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dell'Anfiteatro 5, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 440240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?