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Buca di Sant'Antonio

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Via della Cervia 3, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 55881
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Geneva
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Buca di Sant'Antonio. We booked a table and were greeted on arrival with complimentary starters of meatballs and bite-sized polenta slices, plus a glass of prosecco, while we chose our food. The waiter was most helpful and explained some of the special dishes on the menu, which contained something for everyone. The food was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by accident and were pleasantly surprised. As we walked in way before the dinner hour, we were seated and by the time we left, the restaurant was full. Its a lovely restaurant with excellent service and delicious dishes. Complimentary glass of prosecco and a generous dish of appetizers to go with it. We ordered a half... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, wine and ambiance excellent. Our waiter, Shekhar, was friendly, helpful and spoke perfect English and all he staff were delightful. A very pleasant evening.

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Thank suzie433
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cozy place in Lucca. Perfect wine and perfect food. The ravioli are great and it is very near the center.

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Thank Rafael M
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classy Italian restaurant. Excellent service. Good variety on menu. Crisp continental decor. Happy with an expensive local white wine.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not make a reservation so we were turned down immediately. I could understand that because it was a Sunday lunch, however, the attitude of the staff made me feel unwelcomed. She was bluntly said the restaurant was full as if we should not have come there. She didn't even tell us to wait or said sorry. Is this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?