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Buca di Sant'Antonio

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Via della Cervia 3, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 55881
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Chennai (Madras), India
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service / true to the soil / not for sea food though - for best local cuisine meat and zuppe wine n champagne

Thank SenthilRamanathan
Decatur, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local shop owner. It was his favorite restaurant and it is now mine. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

Thank Todd H
Santa Ana, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Lucca we walked to the BucadiSantAntonio and went back another night the same week. Thankfully we were there ahead of the "Comics and Games" event which promised to create a human crush during the coming week The elegantly dressed waiters were gracious and the food was cooked to perfection -- just what I expect in Italy... More 

Thank goeasy30
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice touch when you enter you get a glass of prosecco and nibbles. felt that the food was good but not excellent but nevertheless very enjoyable

Thank partiLancashire
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant serving traditional Tuscan dishes in a pleading atmosphere. Copper pots and old brass instruments hang from the ceiling as befitting it's origins as a mid 18th century tavern. The prices are reasonable given all the fine food and old-fashioned service. We enjoyed the free prosecco and hot antipasti when we arrived as well as the superbly prepared... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be the best restaurant in Lucca. Whilst it's still OK we did not have a special experience and Restaurants Giglio All'Olivo to name two are a much better experience. It's very crowded and our impression was that they had too few staff. Food was OK but not as good as elsewhere. This was our third visitover the... More 

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paciific grove
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tuxedo attired waiters here are the most friendly we have ever encountered in Italia. Even the chef came out of the kitchen came out to ask if we enjoyed our meal. A tiny bit pricey, but well worth it for the service and the quality of the food. Don't pass up the opportunity for a great meal.

Thank jamesmichael2013
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as a group of 8, we all had an enjoyable experience in the cellar part of the restaurant where we had a very nice secluded area to dine in. The staff are very good with menu and wine selection which we value.

Thank Leadon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been in Lucca 6 times -- look forward to dining her each time ! My husband and I visited Lucca Italy 5 times and look forward to eating at this restaurant each time !

Thank ELaine D
Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was well cooked and presented. Always a nice touch to get an hors d’oeuver and a complimentary prosecco (yes I know it is included in the bill really). The restaurant has a nice “Italian” feel. Nice wine list with lots of local choices On the pricier end in Lucca but worth it.

Thank Pete D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Cervia 3, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 55881

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