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“Back to visit an old friend”
Review of Vinarkia

Vinarkia
Ranked #216 of 616 Restaurants in Lucca
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Una delle poche enoteche di Lucca ad avere una lista cosi fornita e varia. Al Vinarkia della Pavona hai una vasta scelta sia sulla carta dei vini che sul menu ristorante. Venite a gustare le nostre specialita nel nostro giardino interno.One of the few wine shops in Lucca to have a list so provided and varied. At Vinarkia of Pavona you have a wide choice on the wine list that is on the restaurant menu. Come and enjoy our specialties in our garden
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been back here for 5 years. There has been a change of management. The wine was very good and good value. The antipasti as always delicious. I felt they could have arrived a bit earlier as I am sure they did in the past. Highly recommended for a visit.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went for a drink after a meal on Saturday night and it was great - nice food with live music, lots of friendly people!

Thank AndrelisK
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Difficult to rate this place. Let's do the positives first. Interesting old interior, very atmospheric. Racked our with countless wines, with a wine list to back this up which would take a week to read. Beautiful little garden at the back, shaded with an ancient grapefruit tree - a very romantic place. Simple, decent food at low prices. But....... the water arrived without glasses, for which there was a 5 minute wait. The white wine arrived without glasses, for which there was a 5 minute wait. Then The red wine arrived without glasses, and they never turned up at all; we resorted to washing out our white wine glasses with meltwater from the ice bucket. The primi arrived without enough knives and forks, for which there was a five minute wait. The secondi arrived without enough knives and forks, for which there was a five minute wait. Are you beginning to get the picture? Ella, a charming waitress who speaks English, explained she was very busy because her colleague had not shown up. But I had read this remark on a review of Vinarkia by somebody else. I think they simply don't employ enough staff. The constant requests for missing items eventually wore us down. For this reason, unhappily, I must mark it down to 'Poor'.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

My daughter and I are here for 3 months and this is a regular haunt for "apericena" - drinks and "nibbles"/antipasto before dinner. The bar provides the nibbles for free if you buy a drink. There's a great wine selection and a lovely outdoor area covered over with the branches of a giant grapefruit tree. Also a very nice looking lunch and dinner menu.

Thank tessamae2016
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this place! I came here every day during my stay in Lucca. The staff is friendly, and the wines are delicious. They do a terrific aperitivo, too! Last year was my second summer in Lucca, and I ran into not only some of the same staff and regulars, but also some lovely tourists I'd seen the summer before; apparently they love the place as much as I do. There is a great patio in the back, but to be honest, my favorite spot in the place is the table in the front window, where I can drink a glass of wine, and watch the Lucchese stroll by.

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Thank Scott P
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