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10, Via Anfiteatro, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 953343
00:00 - 00:00
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 there was a 40 minute wait for food. No problem we said, we are happy... More 

Thank TopsMA
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 be the pizza, drink, service and location were fantastic for a touristy stop. Would definitely... More 

Thank Lauren C
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 the pizza (the part that wasn't a wet glob in the middle) was a childhood... More 

Thank garykob
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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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 

Frankfurt, Germany
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 price was fine for what it was.

Thank stephen s
Warwick, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

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 for a place which obviously caters more for the visitors,the service efficient, the price a... More 

Thank Nilgün H
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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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 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 pizza and a beer, wine or soft drink . We ordered a pizza and a... More 

Thank JulesW33
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for evening meal after reading reveiws and was hoping for a good Italian dining experience,what a fabulous location this restaurant has but was let down by impersonal service and very average food. We had Steak, which was tough and Chicken with veg which I have to say were like mush and really disappointing....6 people left after not being served...don't... More 

Thank BeautyBirdCambridge
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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caro signore cosa gli devo rispondere sul pollo con le verdure ,e cucinato alla griglia e le verdure in forno... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After walking for hours we happily rested at Old Charlie. We ordered a pizza to share and cold drinks. Service was friendly and efficient. Food came out very quickly and was delicious. Loved the classical music being played in the piazza and enjoyed watching the throngs of people walking past. Great spot!

Thank TravellerfromOz08
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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Grazie di tutto di esservi trovati bene con il nostro personale e con il cibo e x il servizio veloce... More 

Custer, South Dakota
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297 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Food was reasonably priced. Had chicken with vegetables. It was tasty for $15 E. Spouse had salad with chicken. Was surprised it was all iceberg lettuce.

Thank Mountainman827
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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Caro signore mi spiace molto x l'insalata di pollo ,ma noi la facciamo cosi ed e' molto deliziosa,grazie del filetto... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were here in a hot evening, 6 days ago with my friends. The location is fantastic as the Piazza Anfiteatro at Old Charlie. We were served nice and the food was good. The "tagliata di manzo" was delicious, for the rest we had some pasta and a pizza, all of them was good. But most importantly service was friendly,... More 

Thank Geo8609
Eugenio B, Proprietario at Old Charlie, responded to this review
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Grazie che vi siete trovati molto bene x il cibo sia del nostro personale.UN GRANDE SALUTO EUGENIO More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10, Via Anfiteatro, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 953343

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