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Fontanini

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Via Calderia 19, 55100, Lucca, Italy
3925771839
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Our meal started off ok until the waitress brought my beer which was supposed to be a large, however was obviously a small. Our suspicions were aroused ! I don't normally write reviews, however i feel strongly that this vile, aggressive, excuse of an owner should not be getting away with stealing from unsuspecting tourists, who simply want to enjoy... More 

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Do not eat here. Dreadful, expensive food that bears no resemblance to the menu. Stale pizza bases with the thinnest of toppings. Spaghetti de Mare tasted foul. I couldn't finish it. The 500ml beers were at least 150mls short. The bill had £20 added onto it. We asked the embarrassed waiting staff to ask the manager to come and speak... More 

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1 Thank Clare B
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

As with the rest of the reviews this place should be avoided. I wish I could give it 0 stars. The food is awful and over priced. It is actually disgusting. There are also additional charges added to the bill such as a "cover charge" for sitting outside. However, the worst part of our evening was the response from some... More 

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Thank Lulu129
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is without any doubt the worst restaurant experience in my life. Lousy service, tasteless food small portions. And as soon the food was served their only interest was to get you out. Don't eat here!!!

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Thank Kristian E
Aberdeen
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The food tasted horrible. On the seafood pasta there were hardly any seafood. And at the end we were overcharged. Never again!

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Thank alexandrad601
Denmark
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Poor food at high prices and shamefully bad service. Stay off this place!! I should have read the reviews first - they are all correct ..

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Thank DK_Lars
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We sat down at 9.30 pm but felt the atmosphere amongst the other customers seemed oppressive and thoroughly miserable. People looking fed up and looking at plates of food rather than eating the plates of food. We decided to just have a drink and politely move on but the waitress was concerned we may not be allowed to just have... More 

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Thank Ssllrr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Horrible food, way too expensive and we had to pay 10% of the price on top to eat outside. Don't go there!!

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Thank David C
Dusseldorf, Germany
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The only plus sides I can think of is that the restaurant has some tables on a very nice piazza and that the girl who served us was trying her best - with a smile. The food was completely tasteless - even the pizza Margarita. Despite their claims, the vegetables clearly weren't fresh. Tuna and all the water from the... More 

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Thank Jenn_TravelBlogger
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I don't want to write too much, as I should be enjoying my holiday, not having to write reviews about genuinely terrible "restaurants". But this place was so shockingly bad, I have to take two minutes to do so... Unfortunately, much as happened with us, I'm sure this place will continue to prosper on tourist business, as you wouldn't necessarily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calderia 19, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: 3925771839

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