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Restaurants in Tuscany North, Italy

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Tuscany North, Bagni di Lucca: Hotel Ristorante Corona

Via Serraglia 78, Phone: 0583-805151

Old Review: Arney from NJ (www.italyvilla.com), 2002, #437, "Exceptional food but the chef was only under contract until October 2002. If the owner's smart, he rehired the guy."

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Tuscany North, Barga: L'Altana

Via di Mezzo 1, Phone: 0583.723192

Old Review: Fiona from Scotland, 2007, #2757, "Honest trattoria cooking with fresh ingredients, friendly staff and very good value for money"

Old Review: madwing from CA, 2005, #2069, "Delicious food, sweet service, very local, inexpensive..."

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Tuscany North, Benabbio: La Locanda Dei Lupari

Phone: 0583.804192

www.Benabbio.it

Old Review: DianaPK from PA, 2007, #2660, "La Locanda Dei Lupari opened in the summer of 2007 by chef Nicola Micchelini. Beautiful location; outstanding food."

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Tuscany North, Camporgiano: Mulino del Rancone

Phone: 0583-618670

Closing day: unknown; closed January, February

Old Review: Arney from NJ (www.italyvilla.com), 2002, #438, "Wonderful, inexpensive food at a restaurant that specializes in dishes made of farro, an ancient variety of wheat, and other Garfagnana specialties."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: All'Ulivo

Piazza S. Quirico, 1, Phone: 0583.496264

Closing day: Wednesday

Old Review: Carol M from CA, 2005, #1406, "A third visit to All'Ulivo was as pleasant an evening as the first two. Just to mention this time that we tried the chocolate souffle, molten in the middle. Yum!"

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2003, #504, "We felt this restaurant was over priced. It was an expensive meal but not on a par with other meals in this price category."

Old Review: Carol from CA, 2002, #428, "A lovely restaurant in a small piazza of Lucca's centro storico. Excellent cuisine emphasizing seafood. Upscale but moderately priced."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Antica Locanda di Sesto

Via Lodovica, 1660 Lucca, Phone: 0583 57818

Closing day: Saturday

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2003, #506, "Had an excellent meal here. Had been recommended by person from Lucca. Classic Italian dishes. Popular with locals and tourists."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Buca di Sant'Antonio

Via della Cervia 1/3, Phone: 058355881

www.bucadisantantonio.com

Closing day: Sunday Evening and Monday

Old Review: mise from UK, 2007, #2469, "This well regarded restaurant lived up to its reputaion. Ambience, food and service were excellent."

Old Review: Carol M from CA, 2005, #1402, "Excellent food and service."

Old Review: Jean from MI, 2004, #800, "Excellent service and best food of our trip!"

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2003, #508, "We had a very good meal here. A great atmosphere and ambience. Professional, good wait staff. High recommendation."

Old Review: Karen from PA, 2000, #142, "Although I cannot heartily recommend this place I would suggest it for dinner rather than lunch. "

Old Review: Doru from Canada, 2002, #11, "Food divine, service could be better. Ah, but the food..."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Cantine Bernardini

Via Del Suffragio, 7, Phone: 0583 494336

www.cantinebernardini.com

Terifc from NY, 2012, #3942, "Great food and good prices!"

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Canuleia

Via Canuleia 14

Old Review: Jeff Whiteaker from CA, 2007, #2534, "Without question the worst food of our entire 3 1/2 week trip to Italy. You'd have to go way out of your way to make food as bland and bad as this."

Old Review: Gavin from Australia, 2002, #143, "NOT RECOMMENDED. It is listed in both Cadogan and Rough Guide travel guides, but Gavin had a horrible meal summer 2002. "

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Da Giulio in Pelleria

Via delle Conce, 45 (Piazza S. Donato), Phone: 0583-55881

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: Doru from Canada, 2002, #10, "Great service, great food, great local ambiance, all at a reasonable cost."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: GELATO. Gelateria La Tosca

Via S. Paolino, 100

Old Review: lswieland from USA, 2005, #1805, "Spectacular gelato in Lucca"

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Gigi Trattoria

Lucca, Piazza del Carmine, Phone: 0583.467266

www.gigitrattoria.it

Closing day: Sunday and Monday dinner.

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #2962, "Cozy trattoria in the heart of the historic center of Lucca located in Piazza Del Carmine right in front the famous Mercato del Carmine."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Giglio

Piazza del Giglio 2, Phone: 0583-494058

Closing day: Tues eve & Wed, also 30 Jan-14 Feb, 15 July-2 Aug

Old Review: Carol from CA, 2002, #427, "A "grown-up" restaurant, excellent food, service, and ambience."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Gli Orti di Via Elisa

Via Elisa 17, Phone: 0583.42.12.41

www.ristorantegliorti.it

Old Review: Fiona from Scotland, 2007, #2758, "A modern-style trattoria producing good Tuscan food with a wide selection of traditional dishes in a lively and convivial atmosphere"

Old Review: caplanco from CO, 2006, #2199, "We were tired and hungry. I told Michael I wanted to stop at the first place that looked like it had decent pasta. We were glad we did!"

Old Review: Monica PIleggi from MD, 2004, #879, "Good food - many locals dining here, too."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: L'Antico Sigillo

Via Degli Angeli 13, Phone: 0583.91.042

Old Review: Jeff Whiteaker from CA, 2007, #2530, "A surprisingly good find in a town that (to us, at least) seemed a bit lacking in genuinely great restaurants."

Old Review: Debrah from Canada, 2007, #2407, "A friendly and local restaurant that has a diverse menu of tasty food at economical prices."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Li per Li

Via Fillungo

Old Review: Carol from CA, 2002, #430, "A quick stand-up place for lunch or snack, featuring crepes, fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable smoothies/juices, delicious, cheap, fresh."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Locanda Buatino

Via Borgo Giannotti 508, Phone: 0583.343.207

Old Review: willit from UK, 2006, #1945, "Very pleasant simple restaurant, full of locals. Smallish hand written menu in Italian only, but very interesting menu items. I have enjoyed every visit."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Lombardo

Pieve Santo Stefano, Phone: 0583/394268

Closing day: Monday and Tuesday

Old Review: Carol from CA, 2002, #429, "A lovely setting and delicious Tuscan fare, very popular with locals and less expensive than the famous Vipore restaurant just down the road."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Osteria Baralla

Via dell'Anfiteatro

Old Review: Carol from CA, 2002, #431, "Typical Lucchese cuisine, reasonably priced, favored by tourists and locals alike, very family-friendly."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Pizzeria Sbragia

Via Fillungo 144

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: willit from UK, 2005, #1212, "Very busy pizzeria full of mostly young locals and families. Not stylish or particularly relaxing, but excellent pizza at a reasonable price."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Pizzeria Trattoria Italia

Corte Compagni, 2, Phone: 0583.493012

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #2963, "Ignore the cute name (Italian Pizzeria (?)) and give this good pizzeria located not far from the Anfiteartro Romano a try."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Ristorante All’Olivo

Piazza S. Quirico 1, Phone: 583.49.62.64

www.ristoranteolivo.it

Closing day: Wednesday (in winter only)

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #2964, "A very good restaurant, located on Piazza San Quirico, which has been serving happy Lucchese since 1944."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Ristorante Pizzeria K2

Via Amphitheatre, 107, Phone: 0583.467170

www.ristorantek2.it

Closing day: Thursday and February

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #2965, "Good restaurant, conveniently located near the main entrance to the Anfiteartro Romano."

Old Review: Carol M from CA, 2005, #1403, "Our choice for pizza and calzoni in Lucca. Thin crust, generous toppings, lots of choice. Open longer hours than most restaurants."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Stefani da Benedetto

Corte Stefani - S. Lorenzo a Vaccoli, Phone: 0583.379.031

Closing day: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Old Review: Monica Pileggi from MD, 2004, #880, "Good Tuscan food in a lovely dining room."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Trattoria da Leo

Via Tegrimi, 1, Phone: 0583.492236

www.trattoriadaleo.it

Old Review: Patrick, Arkansas from AR, 2009, #3249, "Eat like a local, with the locals. It was full of people but we were the only tourists in there. That's a great sign that it's good food at a good value."

Old Review: Jeff Whiteaker from CA, 2007, #2527, "We dined here on two separate occasions: the first night was fabulous while the second was, quite bafflingly, awful."

Old Review: caplanco from CO, 2006, #2200, "A lively place serving typical Tuscan and Lucchese food in a warm atmosphere."

Old Review: Debra from CA, 2005, #1472, "Good food, lively atmosphere and a place where they soon will know your name."

Old Review: Carol M from CA, 2005, #1404, "A thoroughly enjoyable, very popular trattoria, often full of Lucchesi and tourists alike. Lots of fun, good Lucchese food, very lively!"

Old Review: Monica PIleggi from USA, 2004, #878, "A Warm Welcome, good food."

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2003, #757, "It seemed to be THE place to eat; it was hopping."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Trattoria Prosciutto e Melone

Via del'Anfiteatro

Old Review: cobblehill from NY, 2004, #920, "Unpleasant meal here on a rainy June Sunday."

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Tuscany North, Lucca: Vecchia Trattoria Buralli

Piazza S.Agostino, Phone: 0583950611

Closing day: Wednesday

Old Review: mise from UK, 2007, #2470, "Good local Trattoria; reasonable prices."

Old Review: azwaniecki from MD, 2003, #682, "Typical trattoria with good vegetable dishes and Lucchesi wines"

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Tuscany North, Montecarlo: Villa La Nina

Via S. Martino, Loc. Montechiari, Phone: 0583-22018, fax:0583-22178

Closing day: Monday evening and all day Tuesday

Old Review: Gillian from www.piccolotours.com, 2002, #144, "Restaurant with rooms. This is a great place to stay and/or eat when exploring Northern Tuscany."

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Tuscany North, Montemagno Calci: Trattoria di Montemagno

Piazza Vittorio Veneto 2, Phone: 050-936245

Closing day: Monday, Sunday dinner in Winter

Old Review: David from NY (moderator), 2001, #148, "Carla Capalbo’s recommendation. A detour is well worth it to visit both places the hamlet of Montemagno and the restaurant. "

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Tuscany North, Pianosinatico: Silvio La Storia a Tavola

Via Brennero 181-183, Phone: 0573-629204

Closing day: Tuesday, a week in Spring, 2 weeks in October

Old Review: David from NY (moderator), 2001, #151, "Way out of anyone's way and totally, fabulously worth a detour. Recommended in the Carla Capalbo book. "

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Tuscany North, Pisa: Ostria La Mescita

Via Cavalca 2

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2001, #150, "The menu is "typical" simple Tuscan food. We enjoyed it as the food was so different from most places that the authenticity was a fun experience. "

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Tuscany North, Pisa: Taverna Kostas

Via del Borghetto, Phone: 0505-71467

Old Review: Karen from PA, 2000, #149, "Greek and Italian food in a friendly, local-feeling place."

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Tuscany North, Pistoia: La Bottegaia Osteria

Via del Lastrone 17, Phone: 0573 365602

Closing day: Monday and Sunday lunch

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2006, #2178, "We had a very good lunch here and will return next time we are in Pistoia. Clientele is a mix of local people and tourists. It is clearly popular with Pistoiese"

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Tuscany North, Pistoia: La tavernetta di Jack

via del Presto, 9, Phone: 0573.20491

Closing day: Tuesday/open only for dinner on the other days

Old Review: Alice Twain from Italy, 2004, #689, "An acceptable experience, but decidedly on the cheap side."

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Tuscany North, Pistoia: Osteria del Ghiotto

località Capostrada, via Dalmazia 454, Phone: 0573.402051

Closing day: Tuesday

Old Review: JMDA from Italy, 2003, #691, "Very good osteria."

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Tuscany North, Ponte a Moriano: La Mora

Via Sesto di Moriano 1748, Phone: 0583.406402

www.ristorantelamora.it

Old Review: caplanco from CO, 2006, #2201, "While we did not think La Mora was as good a value as other restaurants we'd enjoyed, it does serve creatively prepared and presented food."

Old Review: Gavin Crawford from Australia, 2002, #527, "The perfect combination of food, ambience and service."

Old Review: David from NY (moderator), 2001, #146, "We went to La Mora on the recommendation of 3 different sources and weren’t disappointed."

Old Review: Karen from PA, 2000, #145, "It is a very elegant, rather hushed place, with a beautiful, all-windowed dining terrace. The food is not uppity, though."

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Tuscany North, Ponte a Serraglio: Ristorante da Bruno (Frediani)

Phone: 0583-805215

Old Review: Karen from PA, 2000, #147, "This place is rustic and quaint near Bagni di Lucca. "

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Tuscany North, Traversa: Jolanda

Old Review: Jules from FL, 2001, #152, "The food and wine was better than found in cities such as Florence and Rome. True home Italian cooking. "

Old Review: CeCe from CA, 2002, #153, "An interesting place to stop for lunch near the A1 from Bologna to Florence."

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