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Reviews - Peperosa Ristorante Bistrò

9.5/10

Excellent

based on 380 reviews
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  1. Stewart H.
    Stewart H.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food. Interesting menu. Great service and very helpful staff.

  2. Nalan D.
    Nalan D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Alles bestens

  3. Karl M.
    Karl M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, service and location.

  4. Rachel L.
    Rachel L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely the very best meal and service I've had this trip. Friendly and knowledgeable team and an excellent meal. Raw seafood platter to start was incredibly fresh and delicious and a great wine list to match with very reasonable prices to match the high calibre of food. So good in fact will return for my last meal in Italy tomorrow. Really can't reccomend it enough, terrific views as well

  5. Martin P.
    Martin P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place with excellent quality, outstanding good food quality and great value for your money - go there and not in the tourist traps around and try the fish of the day

  6. Michael M.
    Michael M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had a perfect Christmas Eve dinner. Johnny, the sommelier, welcomed us warmly. We had a several dishes including amuse bouches and apertifs. The pasta for our children was excellent and we enjoyed our secondi plate. We appreciated all of the wine, amari and meal recommendations. Would go again for the high end service, wine, and food, even with our 8 and 10 YO kids in tow. Grazie mille!

  7. Matthew H.
    Matthew H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The dishes were delicious and creative. I'm often disappointed with the quality to price ratio with upscale Italian restaurants, but the food was excellent and well presented. I tried some flavor combinations that were new to me, and I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the Agnolotti alla zucca, which had a sweet licorice-infused butter sauce matched with very strong Parmigiano Reggiano (60 month). I was skeptical because I'm often not a fan of anise-based flavors, but this worked extremely well.

  8. Paul F.
    Paul F.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    A romantic dinner under in stars in the center of the piazza. The waitstaff was personable,friendly, and attentive and the food was well prepared and delicious

  9. Mona L.
    Mona L.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great location, great food, great wine....don’t hesitate! Local, caring people, great advices and smiley people it makes such a difference!!!

  10. Lynn G.
    Lynn G.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great situation in the square. Very good service and lovely food. Highly recommend.

  11. Rolf T.
    Rolf T.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    very good food quality - great fisth and dessert

  12. Gaynor A.
    Gaynor A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing setting in a piazza that was once a Roman amphitheatre. It is a small menu of well cooked dishes, and a fabulous wine list. If you are fed up with tourist trap trattorias and want something better this is a great choice.

  13. Tomasz S.
    Tomasz S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Stunning experience, location, service, food quality, food exposure, everything. Place you need to visit once being at Lucca!

  14. Shanti T.
    Shanti T.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Tutto al top come sempre

  15. Janet R.
    Janet R.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Previous reviews of Peperosa indicated that it would be very good but it was really excellent. Every course was better than the last, the raw seafood platter was delicious, just the right amount of each type and amazingly fresh. The pasta dishes were fabulous, a subtle mix of flavors. And there were frequent additions to the meal with little tidbits from the chef. Every course was explained by our server and we really enjoyed that. I highly recommend having a meal here.

  16. Konstantina L.
    Konstantina L.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    Nothing was really tasteful. Expensive. Good service and environment.

  17. Cindy G.
    Cindy G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastique! Comment allier l’excellence des plats à l’excellence du service. Merci.

  18. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • 71 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent, creative, contemporary Tuscan cuisine, friendly and attentive service, great setting on Piazza del Anfiteatro. Very good value, too. What more can one ask for?

  19. Liz d.
    Liz d.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely new venue and ambitious crew. Other reviews were mixed, but it seems they are getting their feet under them. Service was professional, dishes were delicious, well priced and beautifully presented. I am rooting for them! We will be back!

  20. Andreas S.
    Andreas S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Super tasteful experience

  21. María Mercedes A.
    María Mercedes A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Quality and “with a twist” food. The wine selection is superbe. Incredibly kind waiters. I’m definitely coming back and recommending it to friends.

  22. Alan R.
    Alan R.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant with very knowledgeable and professional staff who are well trained,friendly and helpful. The food was first class as was the wine. Lovely setting and choice of indoors or outdoors.

  23. Heidi P.
    Heidi P.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a fantastic lunch at Peperosa Ristorante Bistro during a day trip to Lucca. Our starter was pecorino cheese served with honey - a revelation! For main, I had the Tordelli Lucchesi al ragù (Lucca style ravioli) which was delicious and the perfect size. My sister had the Tagliolino fresco con vongole (clam tagliolini) and said it was the best clam pasta she has ever eaten - fresh and salty. We accompanied our meal with an Aperol Spritz each and enjoyed every minute of it.

  24. Kev M.
    Kev M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great food and service just one little disappointment was the chocolate and apple desert which came in a glass full of smoke which I thought was dry ice. The smoke was similar to full strength woodbine and being an ex smoker it wasn’t the best. Don’t let that put you off great place highly recommend

  25. Justine A.
    Justine A.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely location and our lunch was perfect. The staff were attentive so all in all I would definitely recommend,

  26. Barbara E.
    Barbara E.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I had booked the reservation for a Thursday and we came on a Tuesday instead. We were still accomodated and had a wonderful meal. Everyone loved their dishes and the service was very nice. It was a great way to end a lovely day in Lucca.

  27. Jo R.
    Jo R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Very good food, very good service

  28. Maja G.
    Maja G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food, friendly and experienced service and beautiful atmosphere. Italy at ist best :)

  29. Judy S.
    Judy S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Had dinner here with my Husband and 2 young children. Love the evening atmosphere at the Piazza. Buzzy feel of people dining and children playing. Live music from street musicians. Food was wonderful and the service friendly and personal. This restaurant is more modern Italian. Small curated menu instead of the usual large variety. We preferred that. Ordered truffle pasta and iberico pork for main course. Oysters and scallops for antipasti. Only dish I didn’t like was the dessert which supposed to have pina colada taste but didn’t taste of coconut and too little pineapple.

  30. Doric B.
    Doric B.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    A special place. Great location for people-watching. Top notch, interesting dishes. We loved everything.

  31. Frans V.
    Frans V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect food, excellent location, really professional people. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy a great evening dinner at this place.

  32. François b.
    François b.
    • 18 reviews
    5/10

    First it was rather good but . The pasta was bathing in the oil and not generous . Compared to other restaurants in town, or restaurants in Viarrégio, there were just dots of truffle in the pasta while others put generous slices .......for the same price!!!!!!!! . bad ratio price/quality , it is over priced. . We booked via TripAdvisor and were the first in the restaurant when we arrived in time. ... but best tables were said to be booked by the owner. Nevertheless the waiters and waitresses were attentionated. Wine was not good and as pricy as good ones in other places. We just ate pasta and then ...went to dinner in another place where it was really tasty for a similar cost.

  33. John M.
    John M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Incredible food with fantastic service. You must visit this restaurant...it is Michelin quality food in a stunning piazza setting.

  34. Margie E.
    Margie E.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We had such a good meal on our first night in Lucca that we booked a table on the fork and returned with other family members on our last evening. On both occasions we were charmed by the attentive waitstaff of Gianni and his excellent team. We tried the gnocchi and the fish: both were delicious and beautifully presented. The complementary gin and tonic starter, the bread selection, and the sweets and cleansing cloth to complete the meal lifted our meals to the extraordinary. A real treat and surprise to find this kind of gourmet experience in the rather touristique Piazza Dell’ Anfiteatro. Five stars on all counts.

  35. Deb H.
    Deb H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic dining experience! Everything was so fresh and delicious, with outstanding service and ambiance. This is fine dining with many unusual dishes. If you are up for the adventure of a highly refined and experimental approach to regional Italian cuisine this restaurant will delight and surprise you!

  36. Les B.
    Les B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent meal, service and setting. The service was as good as I have experienced..thoroughly recommended

  37. Bruno M.
    Bruno M.
    • one review
    10/10

    I went there with my wife and child, we had a fantastic experience. The food and service were outstanding! Our sommelier really knew his wines. We really enjoyed our dinner! Thank you!

  38. Stefaan V.
    Stefaan V.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    Verrassend lekker. Top gastronomie. Vlotte vrinedelijke bediening in vlot engels.

  39. Anne C.
    Anne C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous service and food a lovely experience if in Lucca please try

  40. Tim N.
    Tim N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb food in a classy decor and professional service. To be recommended.