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Osteria Tosca

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Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 316038
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mountain View, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant by wandering through Lucca. The owner met us at the door. She speaks fluent Italian, English and French. We are from the California Bay Area and she studied in Belmont CA. The meal quality was world class. We had the local fish, similar to a tuna, and a local pasta preceded by sardine appetizer. It was... More 

Thank Mike W
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent food and service. A variety of Italian dishes well prepared too. Tried several dishes in the number of times I have been there and it was always up to high standards. Charging the cover charge is old fashioned and cheeky though.

Thank AntoineGambin
san diego
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped here as 5 years ago we had Carbonara that was AMAZING! They didn't offer it this time so I chose a risotto with broccoli and sausage. It was bland and boring. I was so disappointed!

Thank meno1313
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were wandering the streets of Lucca...day 6 of 23 wonderful days in Europe...and lets face it...where do you take a chance for a nice meal? So many options...well here is one to look for. Tucked in the corner of Piazza Cittadella it is easy to miss...but don't! We loved it so much that we enjoyed lunch there on consecutive... More 

Thank Michael S
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited this Osteria in mid october, sunny weather and +22°C. The restaurant have a very nice outdoor serving area in the sunny corner (at lunchtime) of the calm Piazza Cittadella. Was a perfect place to sit down and have lunch for us! The service was good and alert and the food was also really good, perhaps not fantastic or... More 

Thank Magnus D
Lucca, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

TOSCA is one of several restaurants named in honor of Puccini's great operas and is located right next to his historic sitting statue. It is almost as if he is joining your table! I enjoy the warm atmosphere, music and theatre touches all around. The menu is classic Lucchesi, and Southern Italian with some international daily specials. The fish is... More 

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Modesto, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 7:15 and got the last table in this small, popular osteria recommended to us by a former waitress who now works at a nearby café. We had a delicious farro soup which was on the menu, and tender stuffed zucchini flowers, tasty steamed mussels with crusty bread, and a rather sinful lemon mousse all three of which... More 

Thank Phil A
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant, service is very efficient and food of a high standard. We visited twice. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to eat here after wandering through Lucca. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially as my Italian is basically non-existent! The food was also excellent. Our mixed cheeses and honey starter was great, my pasta really tasty and my partner's plate of the local beef pasta also went down very well. Only thing that let the meal down... More 

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Barneveld, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered a relative simpel meal just a starter and a main course! I liked the simple pannacotta with pepper and a girly steak (smaller) As a wine we had the bottle of fabbioni 17,- a soft wine (from Lucca) i liked! It can be busy a reservation in the weekend may be smart!

Thank Guido S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 316038
Located near the Puccini museum in a quiet plazza, off the busy streets. Excellent food, the best sea bream ever taste. All the dishes were well presented. Small restaurant with limited number of tables (6) for outside eating. The service was excellent. My steak was over cooked, they quickly took my plate and prepared me another steak which was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place to others and go again.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?