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Osteria Tosca

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Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 316038
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was very good. I tried the local soup and fried fish - it was too much! It was too cold to eat outside - the decor inside is a big bright but still nice. Very friendly staff.

Thank auto123
Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Osteria Tosca after a performance at the Puccini center (it is nearby) and were rather rudely shown a table and ignored for some time. However, the food was good and interesting, the wine (generic Sangiovese) was excellent and quite a bargain. Our actual waitress was quite pleasant.

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered into this place when a restaurant recommended by the guidebook was full. How lucky we were! Tuscan specialties recommended by the staff were excellent. The steak evoked a backyard BBQ in the best way, with perfect char, seasoning, and internal temperature. The potatoes and veggies were also perfectly executed. The chocolate cake was also decadent and perfect. The... More 

Thank Ryan C
Mountain View, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by wandering through Lucca. The owner met us at the door. She speaks fluent Italian, English and French. We are from the California Bay Area and she studied in Belmont CA. The meal quality was world class. We had the local fish, similar to a tuna, and a local pasta preceded by sardine appetizer. It was... More 

Thank Mike W
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent food and service. A variety of Italian dishes well prepared too. Tried several dishes in the number of times I have been there and it was always up to high standards. Charging the cover charge is old fashioned and cheeky though.

Thank AntoineGambin
san diego
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped here as 5 years ago we had Carbonara that was AMAZING! They didn't offer it this time so I chose a risotto with broccoli and sausage. It was bland and boring. I was so disappointed!

Thank meno1313
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were wandering the streets of Lucca...day 6 of 23 wonderful days in Europe...and lets face it...where do you take a chance for a nice meal? So many options...well here is one to look for. Tucked in the corner of Piazza Cittadella it is easy to miss...but don't! We loved it so much that we enjoyed lunch there on consecutive... More 

Thank Michael S
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited this Osteria in mid october, sunny weather and +22°C. The restaurant have a very nice outdoor serving area in the sunny corner (at lunchtime) of the calm Piazza Cittadella. Was a perfect place to sit down and have lunch for us! The service was good and alert and the food was also really good, perhaps not fantastic or... More 

Thank Magnus D
Lucca, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

TOSCA is one of several restaurants named in honor of Puccini's great operas and is located right next to his historic sitting statue. It is almost as if he is joining your table! I enjoy the warm atmosphere, music and theatre touches all around. The menu is classic Lucchesi, and Southern Italian with some international daily specials. The fish is... More 

Thank vwolf2016
Modesto, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 7:15 and got the last table in this small, popular osteria recommended to us by a former waitress who now works at a nearby café. We had a delicious farro soup which was on the menu, and tender stuffed zucchini flowers, tasty steamed mussels with crusty bread, and a rather sinful lemon mousse all three of which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 316038
Located near the Puccini museum in a quiet plazza, off the busy streets. Excellent food, the best sea bream ever taste. All the dishes were well presented. Small restaurant with limited number of tables (6) for outside eating. The service was excellent. My steak was over cooked, they quickly took my plate and prepared me another steak which was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place to others and go again.

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