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“Amazing restaurant”
Review of St. Bartholomeo

St. Bartholomeo
Ranked #107 of 617 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant, in Lucca historic city center, was born from two previous activities: Vineria i Santi, a cosy and quite winery with small cuisine and Emporio del sale, enogastronomic shop with a strong vocation for aperitifs. Our cuisine suggests a careful, intimate, stimulating choice, tending to excite our guests' palates, sometimes even with a minimal of gambling. Menu is elaborated and designed with a certain frequency, depending on products' seasonality, and let us tell it, in order to our chefs' creativity. Wine list is particularly well-kept, selected to be the ideal accompaniment to what the kitchen currently suggests. Here you could find a special ambience, absorbed in Via dell'Anfiteatro, the street that surrounds the homonymous square, surely the best known in our city, where we've tried to create a balance between past and present, between typicity and internationality, keeping on simple arrangements and characteristic flavors, where our staff will welcome you with sympathy and professional approach and will guide you through the most congenial food and wine proposal.
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great great food, wine recommendations from the somalier and wonderful outdoor / indoor atmosphere. As for deserts, their greek yoghurt cream with cherry is the best desert i habe ever had - and so different from normal desert menues. The owner an waiter and waitress are wonderful and made the wonderful experience just perfect.

Thank Nina M
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I was referred by a local of Lucca and it was a great suggestion. we were a party of 6 and we had the waiter suggest some appetizers--that were specialties of the house. Delicious! Like my nonna used to make!
I am Italian-American and my mother was born in Lucca ( on the main street-Via Fillungo) so I have tried many restaurants in this city. This one is on the top of my list.

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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The design of the bar detoured us from the restaurant that we decided to have dinner. First impression was great: super friendly staff, cool design, interesting menu. But after that everything collapsed: i asked for a Gin Mare tonic (best Spanish gin distilled from olives, basil, rosemary, orange peel and few others) and the waiter told me they serve this gin with a slice of lemon !!! No way!! If you sell such special gins like Gin Mare or Hendricks prepare them in the right way: Gin Mare with orange peel, or basil, or rosemary (no with splice of lemon) and Hendricks with cucumber slices. Tuna burger: meat was excellent but french fries and the bun (bread) like in MC Donald's (frozen) in a restaurant in Italy were everybody looks for natural home made ingredients. My porcini pasta were good, but nothing to impress. I can't recommend this restaurant due to the food even we liked very much the services and the interior design.

Thank stefanrazvan
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Our favourite Lucca eatery two years in a row. Service good and unassuming. Delicious freshly prepared food, slightly different from the usual Italian tourist fare. Our starter of Meat Stuffed Courgette flowers - fabulous. Between us we tried the rabbit, slow cooked piglet with snake beans and the caesar “burger”, each loving what we had. One small previso... last year the Mussels with Belgian chips were amazing, can we request its return? :)

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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We sat outside on a balmy evening and were seated promptly. The minutes passed and although there was a waiter hanging around we waited and waited for a menu. Eventually after asking we were able to order some wine, but still had to wait for our food order to be taken. The wine helped us to relax and the food was well worth waiting for. The "piglet"(suckling pig?) was absolutely delicious and the presentation of all the food was spot on. Be patient, the food is worth waiting for!

Thank Robin M
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