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Ristorante Circolo dei Forestieri

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Piazza Jean Varraud 10, 55022, Bagni di Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 805558
08:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I often frequent Rita's Ristorante as generally it offers exceptional value, good quality food and great service. It's very child friendly (as it's Italy) and dog friendly (as long as they're exceptionally well behaved and you can eat inside or outside, but be sure to find some shade as 'pranzo' isn't usually a quick affair, even for the 'workers' of... More 

Thank Kathryn S
London, UK
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After pottering around the town and strolling by the river, we felt peckish and the menu caught our attention. I'm not usually a fan of 'Tourist' menus, but was informed by a charming english lady who was dining alone, that it was worth trying, apparently, she ate there regularly and has a house nearby. There was a choice of 5... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

After a bit of promenading around the town and along the river, this restaurant screamed come in, sit down and take your time over lunch - fixed price for two courses, wine, coffee. Great value and great food. My companions both settled for pasta and salad, but how can a carnivore go past bistecca and patatine fritte. Great choice! We... More 

Thank jaymac501
Portstewart, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Without doubt the best place in the town for a meal. Large portions of really imaginative food and friendly, slick service.

Thank megsboy
Province of Lucca, Italy
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I believe this restaurant has new management and what a difference ( positive). We booked a table for 7 people during our stay locally. The environment, food and service were excellent. We sat outside to eat along with a number of other people which gave a great atmosphere. We have eaten lunch here in the past ( on the veranda)... More 

Thank Bev H
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you spend a few nights in Bagni you'll want to eat here once. It's a very handsome historic building, in a great location on the river. The food is good enough, both of us had decent pizza and pasta dishes, but once your food is delivered you may never get the attention of a server again. They were woefully... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A nice place to visit and get a homemade pasta dish while sitting on a terrace overlooking the river. Friendly service. The Pizza was the only dissapointment. It was average in a place it should have been very good. Stick to the pasta dishes.

Thank Nightripper
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Circolo has been around for ages but must be under new management. We had their pranzo de lavoro and had a really good lunch, the place was packed with mainly local people, and you can see why! Don't leave it too late as some dishes do run out. Sunday lunch is more expensive at 18 Euros.

Thank Howard D
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The set 11 euro lunch menu is great value for money. Good choice and quality is excellent given the price level. Nice ambiance, especially when dining outside. Very good service, cannot fault this restaurant at all.

Thank leoncavallo1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Sitting on the terrace, with great food was a memorable experience. Highly recommend this for lunch, probably just as great at dinner though.

Thank Julia E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Jean Varraud 10, 55022, Bagni di Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Bagni di Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 805558

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