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Vecchia Trattoria Buralli

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Piazza S. Agostino 10, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 950611
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We ate lunch at this restaurant and it was a very good expereince overall. We entered into a large dining room with a beautiful romanesque celing. We ate pasta, soup and beef stew. All were delicious, as was the red wine we were served. These are Lucchese recipes handed down through generations.

Thank greenrock7
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165 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting pasta dishes, not the usual fare. Dishes of the day all tasty. Service pleasant. Really enjoyed it. Recommended by our tour guide.

Thank Timothy D
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143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We loved the food at Trattoria Buralli we ate here 3 times (1x lunch, 2x dinners) during our 10 day stay in Pisa. The service is friendly and helpful with a special mention to Guyan (sorry if I misspelled it) who was always so welcoming. The food is unashamedly authentic and typically Lucchese; and all made in-house. The daily changing... More 

Thank tric0660
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend for lunch. We ordered wild boar with tomato sauce and polenta, a pasta dish with tomatoes and fried chicken with tempura veggies. Wild boar was beautiful but polenta wasn't amazing for me. Pasta was very nice but fried chicken is not as great as KFC :-p Service was great, the waiter was very helpful in... More 

Thank Cecilia C
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We went here based off the suggestion of our host the hotel for lunch given the time being closer to the usual closing period here. It doesn't have a top trip advisor rating compared to other stuff around and it confuses me. This place is our second best meal in Italy easily of a three week trip. Also the service... More 

Thank Charles D
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Trattoria is away from the busy part of town, but well worth it. We asked our waiter to recommend what he would order. He said that the macaroni and cheese was a specialty of the house. The noodles were flat and light, rather than the typical macaroni noodle we get here in the states. The fresh tomatoes and fresh... More 

Thank Ruth B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

You might easily miss this restaurant when visiting Lucca. This would be a shame. Although not in one of the fashionable locations, the standard of food coupled with exceptional value should make this one for anyones short list, when visiting Lucca.

Thank wbruceb2016
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went here based on our hotel's and Rick Steve's recommendation. I'm afraid it did not live up to our expectations. We don't eat meat, so maybe the restaurant does better with it's specials for boar or tripe, but when it comes to standards like gnocchi or pasta with funghi, forget it. Service was friendly enough, but I have to... More 

Thank Kurt W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We ended up eating dinner here two nights in a row. The food was simple and delicious -- plus good wine, friendly staff, and a quiet corner of Lucca to enjoy it all.

Thank nipedwar
United States
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

lunch here and I was one of two tables. pizza? reply: it's frozen. ok I ordered the ravioli. a glutinous mess on a plate. prosecco : brought sparkling wine. now I am still sitting here waiting to pay the bill after 20 minutes. skip this place.

Thank L D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza S. Agostino 10, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 950611

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