At least 3 centuries old, Lucca’s most venerable dining room coasts a bit on its reputation these days, but sitting in the handsome surroundings amid copper pots and brass instruments is still a terribly pleasant experience—and usually requires a dinnertime reservation. Quietly formal service, with waiters in bow ties, and a welcoming glass of Prosecco nicely accent a meal of traditional Lucchese dishes. The menu changes regularly, but usually includes such specialties as farro alla garfagnana (spelt, or barley, soup) and coniglio in umido (rabbit stew). A house dessert is buccellato, a ring-shaped confection named for the bread that sustained Roman legionnaires.
Buca di Sant’Antonio
Via della Cervia 3 (a side alley just west of Piazza San Michele)
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues–Sat 12:30–3pm and 7:30–10:30pm; Sun 12:30–3pm Phone 0583-55-881 Prices Main courses 15€ Cuisine Type Lucchese Web site Buca di Sant’Antonio
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