Restaurants in Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful historic city with a lot to see and do, from the Guinigi Tower with its tree growing on top, the elaborate carvings of the cathedral of San Michele in Foro, the beautiful antique shops, and the amphitheatre square. But when hunger strikes it can be difficult to distinguish the best restaurants, so here's a list to help you, compiled on personal experience and local owners' advice - enjoy it!


Amazing food enjoyed sitting al fresco in a small hidden piazza. They have a great wine list.

Tel. +39 0583 493129 Address: Via Arancio, 38, 55100 Lucca LU

Buca di Sant Antonio

This is one of the most famous restaurants in Lucca and with good reason. Traditional cooking with a twist.

Tel. +39 0583 55881 Address: Via della Cervia, 3, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Trattoria Canuleia

A sweet restaurant tucked away close to Piazza Anfiteatro. A lovely gravel garden to sit in, with very good food.

Tel. +39 0583 467470 Address: Via Canuleia, 14, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

San Colombano

In a spectacular position on the walls of Lucca, this is a restaurant and a cocktail bar, so perfect for an evening drink as well as a meal.

Tel. +39 0583 464641 Address: Viale delle, Via delle Mura Urbane, 10, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

San Colombano a Lucca
San Colombano is in a lovely position on the walls of Lucca, with views of the city's bell-towers, all shaded by the trees planted on the ancient walls.

Osteria da Pasquale

Fantastic food at this typical Tuscan Osteria, and a good wine list. Book early for this popular spot.

Tel. +39 0583 496506 Address: Via del Moro, 8, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Osteria Nova

A gem of a restaurant, with meticulously prepared delicious and modern Italian cuisine.

Tel. +39 0583 1387056 Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 8, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Osteria Nova is a gem of a restaurant in the centre of Lucca, close to the church of Sant'Andrea

Ristorante L’Imbuto

A journey of incredible cuisine by world-famous chef Cristiano Tomei, outstanding and creative. It has a Michelin star.

Tel. +39 331 9308931 Address: Piazza del Collegio, 7, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Pizzeria K2

Just outside Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, this is a delightful find so close to the famous square. Pizza, pasta and gluten-free options too.

Tel. +39 0583 467170 Address: Via dell'Anfiteatro, 107, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Lucca is known as the city of churches, and there a lots of them to see and explore, each with quirks and delights to be discovered. Like this rather startling sculpture on the facade of the church of Sant'Andrea, near Osteria Nova - a very friendly lion!!

Where to eat around Lucca

If you're exploring the local hills while staying in one ofour beautiful villas close to Lucca, these restaurants are the best in the area.

Restaurants near Ponte a Moriano

Antica Locanda di Sesto

Lovely service and wonderful spaghetti in a huge parmesan wheel.

Tel. +39 0583 578181 Address: Via Ludovica, 1660, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy


A local spot, for local people. Good for lunch and for pizzas, has no outside space.

Tel. +39 0583 577760 Address: Via Nazionale, 1027, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy


A historic restaurant with traditional food and a lovely garden.

Tel. +39 0583 406362 Address: Via Nazionale, 1782, 55100 Ponte a Moriano LU, Italy


This restaurant is set in a beautiful 19c farmhouse, with a garden for summer eating alfresco. It has a Michelin Star, with prices and food to match.

Tel. +39 0583 307573 Address: Via del Brennero, 192, 55012 Marlia LU, Italy

Restaurants in the hills around Lucca

Ristorante Vipore

A locally famous restaurant near the little village of Pieve Santo Stefano. Good hearty Tuscan dishes.

Tel. +39 0583 265612 Address: Via della Pieve Santo Stefano, 4469, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Tambellini dal 1870

A great spot just north of Lucca, with an enclosed rear courtyard.

Tel. +39 0583 342077 Address: Via Per, Via di Sant'Alessio, 1403, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Ristorante Cecconi

A great place for a long weekend lunch, particularly if you're staying in Villa Fobbia and can just walk home. Traditional Tuscan cuisine owned and cooked by Laura. Her pasta alle erbe is like no other!

Tel. +39 338 1782286 Address: 55023 Borgo a Mozzano, Province of Lucca, Italy

La Collina

A restaurant and a craft beer-maker, an unusual find in Tuscany. Paola is the owner/chef and cooks traditional Tuscan food. Limited menu but wonderful to sit outside in the tiny local piazza.

Tel. +39 348 7906357 Address: Frazione Loppeglia, 18, 55064 Pescaglia LU, Italy

Da Valentino

Huge amounts of food at a very reasonable cost. Not the prettiest of restaurants but always packed because the food is good, this a real typical old-school Tuscan restaurant experience, including a menu delivered by voice, based on what they've cooked on the day. Another restaurant easily reached on foot from Villa Fobbia.

Tel. +39 0583 38182 Address: Via Don Aldo Mei, 1, 55064 Fiano LU, Italy

Best Villa near Lucca

There is no doubt that the best place to stay close to Lucca is Villa Fobbia, a beautiful house in the hills just north of the city.

Villa Fobbia
Villa Fobbia, an elegant villa for 10 with private pool, within walking distance of a village.