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Il Ciancino

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Sarzanese 2766, San Macario in Piano, Italy
+39 0583 59353
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and enjoyed part of a menu of the day which offered 4 or 5 alternative dishes per course at a very reasonable price which included water, wine & coffee. The waiter whom must have been the owner was extremely friendly and helpful with the hand written menu. Our children only had a pasta course & desert... More 

Thank nick m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and so good to eat with the locals not a tourist restaurant. The panzanella was delicious as was the penned arribiatto (it really was angry) free WiFi too

Thank Aclinick
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling by car and just stop here for lunch. Restaurant connected with shop which is selling meat etc. Great food, restaurant really full between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m Steak ... OMG ...

Thank carllo75
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We read about this restaurant on TA - it sounded different so we thought we would give it a go and I am so glad we did. I understand they only open two evenings a week - Thursday & Friday. I believe the family that own it also own the butchers shop next door. We booked (not easy as very... More 

Thank Jackwh1946
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Local typical Italian cousin with genuine products. The restaurant owners are also the owners of the salami shop (ita: salumeria) right near the restaurant and for a reason.. They have one of the beat and most reknown meat in the area. If you don't expect much from the restaurant locals itself you'll find good for a very interesting price.

Thank eldios
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Yes from the outside you may wonder what you have let yourself in for, but when you leave it will not be with a sense of disappointment. Visited last Friday (19th Sept )with 3 others & we all enjoyed the ambiance & the food. The meat was exceptional cooked exactly how each person wanted it. The other parts of the... More 

Thank Gareth R
Minnesota, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is an unusual restaurant, it is really a butcher shop (an amazing butcher shop) that turns into a Carnivore restaurant on Thursday and Friday. This place is about great meat.....beef, pork, sausages, and lots of it. Great quality and value and with some house wine, roasted potatoes and some vegetables this makes for a really fun evening.

Thank TomK84
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

This small restaurant is behind a butcher's shop. To call it cheap and cheerful would be accurate (we dined very well and paid 125€ for eight people) but would undersell the overall experience. Full of Italians - no tourist joint this. The menu is limited, the decor is modest, but the steak and the mixed grill are excellent. Some side... More 

Thank Andrew S
Laguna Woods, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

We were happy to find this restaurant walking distance away from our room. The meal at lunch was very good and their desserts looked amazing. We thought that we'd be able to eat dinner at this restaurant in the evening,but its hours were limited in November.Therefore we ate dinner in Lucca nightly and paid a hefty cab fare to return... More 

Thank Karen J
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Great place for quality meats, it is owned by the village butcher. We ate there one evening and the half kilo steak was Devine, and only €15. Excellent value for money on all other dishes, starters were all under €5 and house wine was €1.50 for 250ml, and was good too! Check if open, as only open in the evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sarzanese 2766, San Macario in Piano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  San Macario in Piano
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 59353

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