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Caffe ristretto

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Via s. Giorgio 8, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 955652
07:30 - 00:00
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Loved this place. It is the best aperitivo place you can opt for. You place another for any cocktail you want (they do not have a menu you just tell them the cocktail you want and they will make it!) and you can go to have some complimentary food items from the counter like a buffet so you choose what... More 

Thank Louisecamilleri
Lucca, Italy
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a bar near my home that I have been to many times. The atmosphere is cozy, and the people are friendly. They also have the best foam on their cappuccinos in town.

Thank schafferde
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were walking around Lucca and just fancied a drink so we called in. What a find! Beautifully clean, quite modern and very friendly service. It was about 12-ish so I had a ragu for lunch - it was delicious! Very reasonably priced, too. The chandelier is wonderful!

2 Thank southendbootboy
Cincinnati, Ohio
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

My husband and I stopped here several times on our way to dinner for a drink and the homemade appetizers they offer for free with a bar order. We always asked to try the local Luchese wines, and we were always impressed with their suggestions.

1 Thank ndlptmom54
Busselton, Western Australia
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This cafe can provide various vegan milks along with great coffee and sweet treats. There are two sections. The entry is into a traditional looking bat and the other part is white and bright and has seating. Our table had four coffees a cantuccio and a brioche for a total of 5.50€.

Thank Gianna_Busso
Hobart, Australia
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Just off via Filungo, this friendly cafe can give two persons a savoury pastry and a glass of wine for 8 euros, and be friendly about it.

Thank Saley69
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

I come here at least once a week. Mario & his co-bartender, Mario (seriously) are both *excellent* bartenders. They love to chat and pass the time with you if you ask questions about their recipes - no pretentiousness, just a serious interest in mixology. Tell them what kind of cocktail you like - dry, fruity, whisky, tequila, you name it... More 

1 Thank Vanessa R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

After a day of walking around in beautiful Lucca seeing many sites and shops this is a very nice place to have a quiet coffee. We also tasted some very tasty Grappa as suggested by the owner.

1 Thank arnoldl210
Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I found the details of this cafe on tripadvisor and tried to find it on the first morning of our trip, its very easy to find when you know where it is, however it is worth searching for as the coffee is great and the cakes are fabulous although unless you speak Italian you will have to take pot luck... More 

1 Thank CarolineB39
Oxford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012 via mobile

Loved sipping espresso here with a slice of cake, nice to get away from all the tourist traps Lucca. This place caters for locals but is very welcolming to tourists as well. Friendly owner, good music and one awesome chandelier made up of teacups! Well worth a visit.

Thank Gavin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 11
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via s. Giorgio 8, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 955652
Cocktail bar with more than 30 gins and 300 spirits.
Open till late in the night.

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