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$26 - $42
Italian, International, Mediterranean, Seafood, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great find and was lucky to get a table. Super friendly attentive staff. Food was amazing! Everything was delicious. Great wine selections and not pricy. Had a duck breast that was cooked pert. The pasta w truffles was great. Gnocchi was awesome. Would come back...anytime and would recommend this place highly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location & Service great. The beef tartar starter we ordered was superb, so was the main dish (filet steak). Wine selection was satisfying. The place just needs to hire another 1-2 waiters. One lady serving the entire main restaurant inside is not enough. Send her...some help, the guests notice as service was hectic and could have been much more smooth.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and a decent wine list - we had the nicest beef tartare ( flavour was spot on) , a fantastic ambrini pasta and a really delicious duck breast. Service was friendly and the waitress made good suggestions

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

What a perfect evening we had in a little piazza in Lucca! Starting with a welcome Spritz, we then shared different starters followed by a primi Piatti. The food was just amazing and the wine list matching perfectly. We decided to go back the day...after to continue exploring the menu ☺️More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

We had been here a few years ago and sadly it was beginning to seem tired. A few really great dishes were interspersed between some really not great dishes.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

The service was prompt and caring. They brought me a complimentary aperitif and small plate while I waited for my meal. I ordered a prawn appetizer and a lamb ravioli main course. All the food was seasoned to perfection. I will come back tomorrow night....This place should be packed ever night.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

One of the best dinners we’ve ever had in Italy. Excellent service and delicious foods. The Battuta di Manzo was the best steak tartare that I’ve ever eaten. My wife had the Spaghetto Amrina, which was incredible in flavor and texture. It has a slight...crunch to it from toasted bread crumbs, perfectly prepared pasta, and a deliciously rich and spicy sauce. My Filetto Manzo was perfectly cooked and extremely flavorful. The sauce from beef juice was perfectly seasoned. The dessert of Tortino Cioccolato was a rich and decadent way to end our meal. We would travel back to Lucca just to visit Osteria Nova again. We highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

In London, Osteria Nova would get rave reviews and a waiting list for reservations. Here in the centre of Lucca the location is a beautiful mix of contemporary within a traditional building. Innovative dishes and excellent wines served by a young and attentive team. Particularly...right for couples and a dinner with friends. Well done!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Our best dining experience in Lucca! Reservations absolutely necessary. Romantic, creative “cave” decor, tables space far apart. Elegant setting and presentation of each course, yet warm, friendly service, with amuse bouché, and surprisingly reasonable prices. Favorites were tomato batterini soup and marinated smoked salmon with...guacamole appetizers, and the best tomahawk pork chop entree ever!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough, the setting in a courtyard off one of the myriad streets of Lucca is splendid. The food was out of this world and the little touches fantastic, a complimentary aperitivo and taster was unexpected. Unusual takes on Italian...food superbly presented. Delicious. It was one of those memorable meals!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Osteria Nova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5