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Osteria Da Pasquale

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent Food, fantastic wine menu and if that’s too much to read, accurate recommendations by Pascuale, a trained Sommelier. All staff is multilingual and exceptionally polite and attentive. Add to that a relaxed atmosphere. We ate there 2 consecutive days, once meat dishes and red...wine, once fish dishes and white wine. All awesome. Pascuale even went out of his way to help us buy 2 bottles of the famous Lucca olive oil. We will be back, arrivederci!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious evening and a super team around Pasquale! We enjoyed the food, the wine recommendation and the awesome olive oil!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant exuding passion and character. Pasquale is an outstanding host, introducing each sublime dish with panache and offering excellent wine pairings. Can't recommend highly enough. Go.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasquale's is a firm family favourite and on our last two visits this August we thought the food was better than ever. They have a smaller menu to accommodate covid restrictions but in fact this was a bonus, like a top hits list, all really...fantastic. All seating is outside in the warm months (the same as every summer) which dispenses with issues around EU green cards and they have made the dining space prettier with plants and fairy lights. Trust your satnav directions when walking there, it might look like you are going down a deserted side street but it is well hidden! Also book as far ahead as possible as it is deservedly popular!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was gorgeous!! Everything. Amazing service, gorgeous food and beautiful selection of wine by knowledgeable owner. How lucky were we to find this place.. Ah! For starters we had caponata and octopus salad - hard to decide what was better! Then we had lemon pasta...with shrimps - so refresing and paired well with vine from Dolomiti region. After that we had veal and rabbit - both beautiful and paired with sangiovese wine. desert was also delicious: canolli with pistachio cream were our favourite. Espresso was prefectly creamy and not sour. All the food was properly paired with amazing wine by owner Pasquale. Ambient was beautiful and in a very intimate backyard in historic centre od Lucca. This is a true example how the dining expirience in Tuscany should look like. Amazing, just amazing!!! We will return to Tuscany and Lucca just for this. Thank you Paquale and the team for being such a great hosts, and to the rest of the team which made such perfect dishes and night to remember.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

Thank you Tripadvisor, for this one... The day all-in -all didn't start to well... It was wednesday, and it was steaming hot (when we got in the car, it actually said 48°c). Most important of all, we didn't make reservations earlier, as Da Pasquale is...closed on tuesday. But around 16:00, we called and Pasquale answered, and while clearly it was a challenge (the place was normally fully booked up to sunday already) Pasquale was able to get us a table for 2. So around 19:15, we made it to the restaurant, where we were greeted by very friendly staff. We had the best of time, only leaving around 22:00, having been given plenty of time to enjoy both food and wine. My wife and I both got the Spaghetti with clams and asparagus (accompanied by a glass of Pinot Grigio), followed by the Beef filet with white truffle sauce (my wife had Merlot, and I got a glass of chlled Syrah to go with it). For dessert, she got White chocolate mousse (not too sweet, just perfect) and I had Cannoli con pistacchio (heaven). We had a top evening! Pasquale took plenty of time explaining both the olive oil and the various wine choices, pairing it with the food we'd chosen. The wine menu has an extensive list of wine by the bottle, but more importantly (for people who need to drive after dinner, like me, but also who want to try different things, also like me) plenty of choice of wines by the glass. I would recommend this place to everyone. Just don't do like we did. Try to make reservations ahead of time, because this place is very popular... and it really deserves all the positive praise it gets here on T.A.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

This summarizies the experience at the Osteria. Pascuale's personality, good wine advice and the food served makes the perfect dinner night. Always go with reservation as if not you will likely not find a table! We share a starter and then have some ravioli and...pasta... shared with a good wine under Pascuale recommendation made our night. 100% recommended, it is a must go in Lucca.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

We discovered Osteria da Pasquale on our first visit to Lucca several years back, and each time we have been back, we try to get a reservation here, which is not always easy. This was our fourth visit and the restaurant remains a favorite. The...menu has a wide selection for a small restaurant, including an excellent seafood selection. We shared a ravioli with a porcini mushroom filling in a wonderful sauce as an appetizer. One of us had the fish special of the day, which was grilled sea bream, which was filleted and served with excellent roasted vegetables. Our other main course selection was yellowtail tuna with a dark and light sesame crust served with delicious caramelized onion and olive side. We were both pretty full and only one of us ordered dessert but we were surprised to get a complimentary second dessert. Pasquale has an incredible knowledge of wine and regional olive oils. He recommended a specific olive oil to have with the fish, and also recommended a superb vermentino several wine. We were also had a wonderful dessert wine recommended by Pasquale and a complementary limoncello before we left. The food is wonderful but the service and Pasquale’s presence and hospitality makes dining at Osteria da Pasquale an incredible experience. Thank you again Pasquale. We cannot wait to come here again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021

The coziest little backyard place. Suberb enthusiasm and engagement from the personnel. Flawless execution and balance of the meal. Outstanding knowledge and recommendation of wines and specialty olive oils. A night we will never forget ❤

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

The food is the best experience we have had in Italy so far. Pasquale’s amazing hospitality and the incredible service added to a wonderful evening. The dishes are simple, but the flavors are out of this world. Pasquale has one of the best wine collections...we have seen; well over a 1000 bottles from all over the world, with some rare wines from the Bordeaux region. This establishment deserves its no. 1 rating in Lucca. Be sure to book in advance.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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sarahy759
5 June 2019|
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Most of the main meals around 20-25 euros each
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
The range between 15 and 26 euros. Very reasonable. Especially for the quality and freshness.
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I think it’s only open for dinner. Hope that helps
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Osteria Da Pasquale is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5