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Osteria Vecchio Mulino

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39 0583 62192
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ah, this was an experience never to be forgotten! We talk about "slow food" here in the US, and even partake in it, but there's nothing like doing it in Castelnuovo di Gafagnana - in a hidden corner of Tuscany! If you are in Tuscany make sure you visit Osteria Vecchio Mulino for the most delicious sampling of food and... More 

Thank Teressina
Des Moines, IA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I was there for lunch with a group. We were learning about local foods and the slow food movement, which really is centered in the town. Our host had us taste a wide variety of local specialties. Not only was it a great meal, it was an education. I have so much more appreciation for eating local and for the... More 

Thank Endowomyn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you are in Tuscany make sure you visit Garfagnana and stop at Il Vecchio Mulino for some delicious food and wine. We had the tasting trays of all the high quality, fresh foods of Garfagnana. It was wonderful trying all of the local dishes. The owner Andrea Bertucci and his staff are friendly and you can see their passion... More 

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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A wonderful little place, excellent for a very local experience. You sit there at a common large table together with other guests and get served whatever the place has prepared according to availability and season. Plates start coming to you with plenty samples of local products, oven baked bread and tasty cheeses, mushrooms, cold cuts, grains and so on. There... More 

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Patricia that owns Villa Bertagni Bed&Breakfast in Castelnuovo recommended us this place. The owner Andrea, and Marco, warmly greeted us who explained the different food options. Finally, we decided to have the degustation menu to have a taste of cheeses, hams and jams, all cured slowly. The food was incredible. I have to highlight the jam made with porcini and... More 

1 Thank Nric C
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Visca Catalunya! Saludos de Andrea y su amigo Niccolo'. Hasta la proxima. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Osteria Vecchio Mulino is "old Italy" little tasting of things more than a big meal, wonderful for lunch. They also have a good farmer's market and we ate after visiting that.

Thank 280stephans
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Try this place at least once. Not a typical restaurant but rather an [Italian] Tapas type place. Excellent food and wine and a friendly host.

Thank wjsarmour
Varese, Italy
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

A small but atmospheric locale with a good selection of local produce, specialising in slow food, personally selected by the owner Andrea (a real showman!). The tasting menu is worth the experience but not cheap. Great selection of prestigious wines by the glass. Unfortunately not open for dinner.

Thank Linda21025
Thornbury, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

After seeing this restaurant in the Lonely Planet we decided to take a road trip from our base in Lucca and try it out. We were not disappointed! The staff and owner were all amazing. It has a great local atmosphere with communal tables. We had the delicious degustation with a bottle of the house red which was so good... More 

Thank missshabo
Viareggio, Italy
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place from our friend Michele that owns Santa Monica Restaurant in Viareggio. So heading to the Garfagnana just to have lunch at this Osteria, we drove 1.5hrs each way. We were very happy we did! This type of meat cuts, cheese and bruschetta lunch paired with great wines is right up our alley. Everything was of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 62192
We inform our costumers and friends that Osteria Vecchio Mulino will be closed for holidays from 11th January to 1st February 2016.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?