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Osteria del Bastian Contrario

Via San Paolino 90, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 082992
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“truffle” (14 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (8 reviews)
“cheese plate” (3 reviews)
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Via San Paolino 90, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The wild boar stew is excellent. Pure lean meat with no fat like in many other places serving it in Lucca. The pasta with boar sauce is also good. Service is fast (another rarity in Lucca). Restaurant has nice outdoor seating and has good prices....More

Thank AuraAzzura
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We ate at this restaurant in the heart of tourist Lucca without first checking the many negative reviews on the Italian Trip Advisor website. It was a mistake. That nonetheless does not justify the tourist ripoff approach of this establishment that serves grated Parmesan in...More

Thank alessandra f
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After waiting 1/2 hour to be waited on, we were able to flag down a waiter who finally took our order. Food was OK - great fresh tomatoes, good gnocchi with shrimp; Also could not flag a waiter to get our bill. Once the bill...More

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This restaurant looked very inviting from the street and had a large, varied menu of traditional Lucchese dishes. I had a meaty tagliatelle and it was very nice. The staff deserve special mention - really welcoming and friendly.

Thank Sunny v
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Being Italian, dining at "Osteria del Bastian Contrario" has been a tremendous disappointment. After having paid I felt that was something wrong in what just happened. I find some relief in the hope that this review could avoid someone else to have this experience. A...More

Thank aittaM o
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Pur partendo svantaggiati da un personale ancor vivo ricordo dell'abbondanza gustate in clima Natalizio, quest' osteria è riuscita a far(ci) re-innamorare del cibo in tempo record. Menù variegato (una sezione intera dedicata a piatti con tartufi), un atmosfera casalinga che mette a proprio agio, prezzi...More

Thank M. C
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was pouring with rain on the day that we went to Lucca and we didn't want to spend a long time looking for a place to eat so picked the first place that looked welcoming near the Puccini statue. A lot of other people...More

Thank Pmforster
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling with a wriggly 7 month old can be tricky, especially when introducing food. This restaurant had amazing food, proper local dishes, and very kind and efficient staff. On our second visit, having cheekily asked if we could have a little tomato sauce to dip...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had the bistecca t-bone. It was 1kg. Around 2 pounds. We split it and had two sides. Almost too much food. Steak was good but ask if they can cut it for you. The sides were very good.

1  Thank Fritz K
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were a group of 30 people and they could have seated us outside, since it was 30 C in Lucca this day. But we were squashed together at the end of the restaurant inside, with no aircon. The service were quite efficient for so...More

Thank ithaca96
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolino 90, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 082992
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