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Old Charlie

) #333 of 478 Restaurants in Lucca $$ - $$$ , Italian, Pizza
Via Dell'Anfiteatro 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 953343
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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Bar, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Dell'Anfiteatro 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on our travels to visit Lucca, we arrived in Amphitheater Square and decided to have lunch at Charlie's Bar. Like the other restaurants in the square, it has a great alfresco dining space. It was so relaxing to sit there and people watch whilst...More

Thank Chetna M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Food was ok; nothing extraordinary, but not terrible either. In my case, there were few people thus the service was fine. It is one of those places where the view -the plaza where it is located- is the main attraction rather than the food.

Thank bjsauma
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Old Charlie has a prominent position in the touristic centre of Lucca. Poor service, ok food in great location pretty much sums it up, there are much better places to eat and much better service to be had in Lucca but it does have...More

Thank Stevep1450
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped by for lunch, we both had pizza. It was ok, but pretty average. I'm not sure I'd bother going again or recommend it.

Thank Ema S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A busy sunny Sunday & the restaurant was obviously busy, but there was a rare table free in the sunshine so we took a seat.....& waited. Ok, we thought it's busy....& waited. Eventually we managed to get the attention of a waitress who told us...More

Thank TopsMA
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017
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Caro signore non credo a niente di quello che ha scritto,secondo me ha scritto solo sciocchezze...non penso che il mio...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Normally a person who religiously uses TripAdvisor I had no Internet and was tired and half the places I'd had listed were shut. I finally stumbled across here and had a lovely pizza and drink for 9 euros. Shocked how bad the reviews appear to...More

Thank Lauren C
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017
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Grazie di tutto e di averci scelto in piazza anfiteatro di esserti trovata molto bene da noi sia x la...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ewww! Until this mistake, we said "there are no bad restaurants in Lucca". Wrong. The Boar pasta had either no meat, or just some sand-grain size residue of meat. Tuna salad was out of a can of Starkist. The first thing I thought of with...More

Thank garykob
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016
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CARO turista molto sfortunato...ha preso la pasta non buona, ha preso la carne non buona ,ha preso la pizza non...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

*Nb photo was not how was presented. We shared 2 dishes and split them on our plate. Food was fine and service was fine. Nothing to complain about as we had a nice, but not spectacular lunch. Its in a pretty touristy location and the...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had lunch here.To be honest we are not keen on restaurants that are too touristy but we were tired and wanted to take in the atmosphere of the piazza anfiteatre as we sat and ate.The 'everything freshly made'sign was promising.The food was above average...More

Thank Nilgün H
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016
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GRAZIE x la vostra recensione ,volevo solo dirvi che non e' detto che nei locali turistici se debba mangiar male,il...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beware when visiting this place and make sure you get what you ask for. We visited this restaurant after seeing the specials board advertising "pizza and drink €9". We asked the waitress what this included and was told that it was for any type of...More

Thank JulesW33
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016
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Eugenio B, Proprietario di vecchio charli ha risposto a questa recensione, PARTE tutto quello che avete scritto e' falzo.FACCIO PRESENTE...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
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Open Hours
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dell'Anfiteatro 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 953343
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