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Buca di Sant'Antonio

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Via della Cervia 3, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 55881
12:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend our last night in Lucca at this fabulous restaurant and wished we had found it sooner. Charming atmosphere, attentive waiters and an upscale feel at moderate prices. From the appetizer of various pate's on toast to the grilled veal chop, everything was delicious. Quiet and charming. You won't be disappointed.

Thank brlavoie20
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here three times on our recent trip to Lucca....the standard of this well established restaurant is inpeccable! Chatting to a couple it was mentioned that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary,the staff obviously realised and presented us with cakes,biscuits and a 51 yrs sign. It was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated! Thank you all . The... More 

Thank OrmskirkHotpots
san francisco
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first delicious lunch here. Service was good with minimal communication. We did make reservation though for lunch because we were turned away for dinner because they were full. They seem more available for walk ins at lunch. We ordered the cod mousse appetizer (delish) and pork with truffle (was not as flavorful but the presence of truffle... More 

Thank cheekyliu
Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we weren't disappointed. We enjoyed the Rabbit salad and wild boar the first night and decided to rebook for a second visit. This was equally as enjoyable and if we return to Lucca would certainly seek this place out.

Thank martinandkaren1
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance of this place will bring you back every time. 1st time we went was 13 yrs ago, and couldn't wait to return. Ate there twice this trip, once just my husband and I for dinner, then 12 of us for Easter Sunday set menu. It remains our favorite. Never disappoints. Service excellent, good food, so memorable. Outside deceiving... More 

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Hampshire, England
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant had a very friendly atmosphere. We were made extremely welcome by attentive and helpful staff. For example, when I asked for a recommendation of a good local wine what proved to be the cheapest (non-house) wine on the menu was suggested. It was excellent and complemented the dishes we had chosen very well. The quality of the food... More 

Thank SNOsprey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were unable to get into this busy restaurant the first time so booked for our second try. There were quite a lot of American tourists there, but also a few Italians so it didn't feel too touristy. The wine list was great and reasonable and the food was good. Service was excellent. Nice touch with the free glass of... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The service was great, very attentive waiters, even though the restaurant was very busy. There was nothing wrong with the food, it just lacked that 'wow' factor (which could have been down to unfortunate choices) it sadly felt mediocre. It wasn't cheap and I just felt disappointed by it. I also hound the bench seats a little uncomfortable by the... More 

Thank TPSG
Frankfurt, Germany
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So I'm back again after a 6 month break. Every time I'm in Lucca I always try to make a reservation. Booked a table on Thursday for dinner on Saturday night. We were seated in the old part of the restaurant which is in a cosy cavern downstairs. Service as always is impeccable. Complimentary prosseco and nibbles on arrival while... More 

Thank stephen s
Rome, Italy
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ate dinner here tonight and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Excellent wait staff, great wine, interesting food, especially the cod mousse with truffles - outstanding! Interesting dining rooms, lovely decor. It was especially nice when the chef/owner came by our table to see if we enjoyed ourselves. He spoke excellent English and told us that the bacalao/cod mousse was his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Cervia 3, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 55881

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