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Buca di Sant'Antonio, Lucca

3 Via della Cervia
Italy 55100
Tel: 39 0583 55 881
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At first glance, this historic buca in Lucca's centro storico looks like a parody of an Italian trattoria, with copper pots and whole prosciutti hanging from the ceiling—but it's actually one of the city's most sophisticated and successful restaurants, boasting excellent service and an unparalleled wine list. Meat-filled tortelli Lucchesi, breast of guinea hen with sweet Muscat grapes, and baby goat on the spit with herbs are staples of the menu. In colder months, try a wonderful country soup called frantoiana (olive press), made with Lucca's renowned extra-virgin olive oil, or an equally good zuppa alla garafagnina, a soup of spelt and vegetables. Among the filling desserts, the caramelized fruit with chestnut gelato stands out. The only downside is the fact that dishes sometimes arrive with unseemly haste—so fast that one seriously doubts they've had time to prepare them all from scratch.

Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.

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A must-visit

I agree - I spent a wonderful week in Lucca in 2006 and the meal we had here was the best of the week. more


A nice place, excellent food and service. The best goat cheese I have ever eaten. more

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