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Osteria Tosca

Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 316038
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (11 reviews)
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently enjoyed a great meal at Osteria Tosca. We had pizzas although my wife and I shared a pizza and lovely salad. The service was really good and friendly - for once - and the Square by Puccini's birthplace is a lovely setting. We...More

Thank Julian A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Osteria Tosca came highly recommended. The location outside was beautiful and the Lucchese soup was tasty. The Sangiovese house wine was nice. Friendly service.

Thank Gianna_Busso
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is right near Puccini's house. It is in such an important tourist area I wouldn't think of eating here, until I asked a local!!!! This is not a tourist restaurant at all, but a local place serving local food. (You can get...More

Thank apprehensive
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The square with the great Puccini statue has four restaurants and we reckon this is the best. Good tables overlooking the square, helpful service, local wine pleasant, and a very good meal. The very rare and very thinly sliced beef and cheese was exceptionally good....More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The food was very good. I tried the local soup and fried fish - it was too much! It was too cold to eat outside - the decor inside is a big bright but still nice. Very friendly staff.

Thank auto123
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We ate dinner at Osteria Tosca after a performance at the Puccini center (it is nearby) and were rather rudely shown a table and ignored for some time. However, the food was good and interesting, the wine (generic Sangiovese) was excellent and quite a bargain....More

1  Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We wandered into this place when a restaurant recommended by the guidebook was full. How lucky we were! Tuscan specialties recommended by the staff were excellent. The steak evoked a backyard BBQ in the best way, with perfect char, seasoning, and internal temperature. The potatoes...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by wandering through Lucca. The owner met us at the door. She speaks fluent Italian, English and French. We are from the California Bay Area and she studied in Belmont CA. The meal quality was world class. We had the local...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent food and service. A variety of Italian dishes well prepared too. Tried several dishes in the number of times I have been there and it was always up to high standards. Charging the cover charge is old fashioned and cheeky though.

Thank AntoineGambin
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped here as 5 years ago we had Carbonara that was AMAZING! They didn't offer it this time so I chose a risotto with broccoli and sausage. It was bland and boring. I was so disappointed!

Thank meno1313
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
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11:00 - 15:30
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11:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Cittadella 8, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 316038
  • E-mail
Located near the Puccini museum in a quiet plazza, off the busy streets. Excellent food, the best sea bream ever taste. All the dishes were well presented. Small restaurant with limited number of tables (6) for outside eating. The service was excellent. My steak was over cooked, they quickly took my plate and prepared me another steak which was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place to others and go again.
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