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Ristorante da Sandra

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| Località Valsozza, 1, 55020 Fabbriche di Vallico, Italy
+39 0583-761846
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Toronto
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When my family brought me here for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the amazing ride to get there. The rich background of terraced olive groves, mountainous terrain, and stone farmhouses are part of the whole experience of eating here. No menus- the fresh food of the day is rattled off by the waitress. We ate for hours and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place never fails to provide good quality food with huge serves! The pasta is made in house and is always fresh, just like my mum used to make. Good quality food real cheap prices, worth the trip there! Beautiful place! Went here on my last three trips to Italy, Never disappoints.

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Thank RRiggles
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Despite the sad demise of Sandra this restaurant continues to shine. Situated in a beautiful valley the premises, though large, are bustling at the weekend and you need to book and get there early for Sunday lunch if you hope to get in the car park! The food is typically Tuscan and very well made, we had the roast proscuitto... More 

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Thank you! I hope See you soon 😊 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Not sure how else to say this but if you are in the area within 50 km you really cant let this place pass you up. Lets start with the setting, this place is in a valley within the Alpe Apuanne. The restaurant has a rather large out door area and also plenty of seating indoors. You will not be... More 

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Switzerland
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to Da Sandra on a Friday night, 7 people in total, 4 adults, 2 teenagers and a 12 year old. A fantastic meal was had by all. Extremely well priced at 130 EUR including 2 bottles of wine, coffees and deserts. There is no menu as such, just a list of daily specials that the waitress will tell... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I come here quite often on my own or with friends. You rarely find anyone but locals. It's family run. The menu is not very varied and I would recommend it only really for the pasta dishes and the antipasti. The portions are a more reasonable size now; they used to be huge. So much so, that a couple of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My friend who lives half the year in Italy took me to this wonderful place. They read out what they have. I had wild mushroom pasta and my pal the wild boar pasta. Huge delicious portions. We were talking to a man who had come from Pisa to eat. It is also a lovely area.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

We've eaten at De Sandra's about four times in the last few years. Poor Sandra sadly died of cancer a few months ago, but her sister has taken over the running of the place and - I think - improved it. There's a warm welcome, it has a great family atmosphere and serves good quality, very good value food. The... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We spend several months a year living within 10 minutes of Sandra's, and the only problem is that we like it here so much that we don't try other restaurants as much as we should! We have never had a meal here that we didn't enjoy. The pasta dishes are particularly good, and the portion size is large, so you... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This restaurant is in a little town, up a winding valley 30 minutes outside of Lucca, and it is wonderful. Sandra meets you at the door, and she runs a very professional and charming restaurant. There isn't a menu, but you get to sample some of the best local foods around northern Tuscany. For starters, the antipasti is made up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Località Valsozza, 1, 55020 Fabbriche di Vallico, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Fabbriche di Vallico
  • Phone Number: +39 0583-761846

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