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Antica Drogheria

) #49 of 485 Restaurants in Lucca €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Via Elisa, 5/7, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 467732
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (65 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“porcini” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Via Elisa, 5/7, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been coming to lucca for many years and this restaurant is always a good stop. It has always been a favourite of locals especially single retirees who seem to be treated with kindness. I always have a pizza and again it was very good....More

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Casual but varied menu with many sophisticated surprises. Here is an opportunity to experience Florentine steak and slow cooked wild boar completely devoid of pretentiousness. The staff are warm, friendly and compassionate towards those ignorant English speaking tourists who can't speak Italian. Clearly I have...More

Thank Mary-AnnHansen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were here for dinner as the dishes from menu seemed tipical tuskany food We had risotto porcini , it wasn't risotto , no flavor at all , tagliolini con tartuffo, it was the first time in my life to taste tartufo that it didn't...More

Thank Apostolos M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Antica Drogheria does not look like a restaurant as it was previously the horse stable from the villa next door! You have to look at the windows to find the menu and then enter the Drogheria itself and ask to eat ("per mangiare"). Then...More

Thank Chris et Oli T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good pizza and calzone! Very well cooked and nice prices. Calzone was also perfect. It stays also open till late and it is close to the gate. I recommend it without any second thought

Thank Spyros D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a stay in the neighbourhood and they adviced us Drogheria Antica for breakfast. Friendly staff, simply furniture, reasonable quality for a low price.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Looked very authentic from outside and was quite busy on a Saturday night when we decided to just try and get a table. There is a large selection of pizzas on the menu but also other choices of traditional dishes and pasta. We ordered pizzas...More

Thank Blue B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I ate lunch here twice and really enjoyed both visits. The owners remembered us. We are a variety of foods including salads, pasta, pizzas and desert. Everything was highly quality and very tasty. If you are staying on the east side of Lucca, this is...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I ate at this place every night 6 yrs ago while visiting in Lucca last time. We lived around the corner so this was our place. We met a family who came to Lucca every year and always ate there... But that athmosphere was gone....More

Thank Minna M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

In this Resto, that used to be a drugstore that opened in 1895, the majority of the people eating are locals. You should go there for the simply prepared food that is a knockout. Four of us went and one of us had the local...More

Thank Nova P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 00:30
Monday
07:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:30
Thursday
07:30 - 00:30
Friday
07:30 - 00:30
Saturday
07:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Elisa, 5/7, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 467732
  • E-mail
Description
In the late 1895s, Mr. Guidotti's genius transformed the stables of Villa Bottini in a Drugstore. Since then, there have been plenty of people and illustrious lucchesi, like the Puccini and Luporini masters.
Today, more than one hundred years later, the restaurant preserves its original decor intact and transmits the spirit of the time, the scents and the taste of the lucchese tradition.
For over 10 years we have also a pizzeria with a wood oven and a kitchen where we prepare typical "Lucchesi" dishes, homemade pasta, t-bone Fiorentina steaks, tastes of local salami and special cheeses.
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