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Ristorante da Lorietta

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Cerretoli | Via della Fontana 6, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39 0583 62191
12:00 - 01:00
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, beautiful setting, simple menu, inexpensive. We tried the home made ravioli with ragu sauce. Amazing!! The best ravioli and ragu sauce ever. Full of flavors and texture.

Thank Ayodhya G
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Small menu but food very good, lovely home made pasta dishes. More locals than tourists in June, good atmosphere! Beautiful location high up on the twisting, winding, mountain road. Eight of us in our group....all enjoyed our evenings at Ristorante da Lorietta

Thank Sprattonite
Beverley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I just can't equate what we've experienced this evening with the rave reviews I read before we went! This was more of a 'workers' lunch' than a Sunday dinner. There were 6 first courses on the menu, one of which was unavailable, and 4 second, one of which was also 'off' (giving a choice of only THREE main courses). Given... More 

1 Thank Noceto
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Just wonderful, authentic, delicious dishes at ridiculously low prices. Great location and exceptional staff. When you get ripped off in places like Lucca being fed dog food at god awful prices this restaurant restores one's faith in the italian ability to cook.

1 Thank Russell L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this adorable restaurant for many years now. The staff are amazingly friendly and even the chef takes time out to come round every table asking if the food was to everyone's liking. The home made pastas are fabulous as are the pasta sauces. The fried chicken is immense but then do is everything I've ever... More 

Thank UffieIppo
Perth Hills, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

If you are expecting a romantic lunch/dinner this is probably not the place. However, for a relaxing lunch with friends or family it does the job beautifully. The service was average but the food was very nice. We went there twice with our Italian family. I found that the atmosphere and décor are quite normal for family type restaurants because... More 

1 Thank Karen48207
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We visit this restaurant almost every time we visit Castelnuovo, food is always great. The location and setting is beautiful.

1 Thank ClaireMItalia
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189 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were staying down the road and this was within walking distance so worth a go. It doesn't open until 7.30pm and then gets really busy, quickly. Everything was fresh, tasty and very good value, including local sparkling wine. Great with kids and lovely staff who were very helpful despite our lack of Italian. Not much to choose from, but... More 

Thank queribus
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

My family and I have been visiting Ristorante da Lorietta for years now and have never been disappointed. The menu hasn't changed in all that time but why change a winning formula. With an antipasto to start and then a pasta or soup dish followed by a second piatto of usually veal, pork or my personal favourite rabbit. The surroundings... More 

Thank marlewrhy
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

This has to be the best food at the best price in the area. No menu just choice of pastas to start and meats to follow depending on which day you go. Staff are lovely. It's been there for years and has an excellent reputation all around. Highly recommend it

Thank Topolino89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cerretoli | Via della Fontana 6, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 62191

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