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“Inviting caffe in the shade on a hot day”
Review of Caffe del Mercato

Caffe del Mercato
Ranked #171 of 635 Restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 24 September 2017

While touring Lucca ,my wife and I were getting hungry and looking to find shade on a warm day. We spotted this lively local restaurant on the side of San Michele. We might have been the only tourists there but everyone was welcoming. It would be good to know the language. We were able to get by with basic Italian and pointing at what we wanted. The food and wine was fine. We loved the outdoor cafe seating, slowing down and watching local life unfold before our eyes.

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Thank Ridn4life
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Good house wine, ordered 2 mixed salads & they hit the spot. Others were ordering drinks and then having the buffet inside which looked really nice.

Thank Adrianne K
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Unlike some people I choose a place to visit, read a little about it then generally follow my nose seeing what I bump into. On just such a day in Lucca and in need for a food stop we looked at many but weren't quite drawn in until we came to this particular place. It had a specials menu of pastas for €6 which seemed very reasonable and the next consideration is that my partner eats fish but not meat. I started google translating but decided to enquirer inside and thoughtfully many of the dishes were indeed suitable for my partner. I chose lasagne and she had a ravioli. I have to say we both loved our meals and the large pot of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, mine washed down with a beer and hers with a glass of red wine coming to a grand total of €20 which I thought was very good value for a nice lunch. The service was good and the spot the restaurant is situated in gets you out of the crowds.

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a relaxing dinner because the menu looked okay for a light dinner and the tables were outside where you could watch the people around the duomo. The service was terrible. We sat 15 minutes waiting and then a local came in and they waited on them. We had to flag the waiter down to get him to take our order.

We ordered a savory crepe and tuna salad sandwich. The tuna was pretty good but the crepe was not: it was heavy and flat and not much inside. We also ordered French fries and we never got them.

They do give free appetizers with a drink but it gets so crowded that people are constantly bumping you. There were several dogs also and they kept barking.

If you want good food and relaxation, this is not the place. We got up and went elsewhere for our coffee.

Thank Golfingbev
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place is ok for a short stop. The place outside is really small. Good Gewürztraminer. Nice staff

Thank Buchwurm85
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