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Trattoria Bonini

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Via Monteperpoli 147, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39 0583 639425
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant sits on a corner and you could easily pass it but it is well worth a visit. The wine is superb and the food is generally very good. I have had a few unfortunate meals there but by and large the food is worth the effort of the visit.

Thank Fiona S
Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staying in Castelnuovo we were pointed to this restaurant out of town. It was well worth the visit. Italian country cooking at its best. Service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The only problem was as we had no booking we were condemned to a room upstairs on our own which rather spoiled the atmosphere! Book then. Highly recommended.

Thank DavidP26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We really liked the big table they set up for us in their comfortable upstairs dining room. We were able to enjoy a delicious Italian Chardonnay and an extremely tasty local craft beer made out of spelt and oats. I tried a delectable dish of gnocchi made with purple potatoes as well as a perfectly prepared dish of roast suckling... More 

Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food. Amazing wine. The trout was to die for. House wine perfect. We enjoyed the cheese platter. Lovely setting and also the terrace outside was beautiful. Would 100% recommend!

Thank QChristopher
New Eltham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here including the pork, the farro (like pearl barley) , cheese pasta with seafood and my favourite the beetroot gnocchi, simple tasty Italian food, friendly staff, worth a visit!

Thank MichelleGal
United States
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

tucked away in the countryside. the farro with pecorino made us swoon! whipped ricotta with tiny berries was stellar. loved this place !

Thank L D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of family who are regulars and it didn't disappoint. The truffle pasta was the best I'd ever had and the Chianti recommended by the sommelier was delicious. The whole meal was exceptional value, the staff lovely and all nestled in the heart of the mountains. Well worth a detour.

Thank Travellinghanj
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We'd looked forward to our meal (there were 8 of us, family and friends) and we'd booked in advance. Having had the most wonderful relaxed meals elsewhere with fabulous service the formality was turned up a tad here. Lovely for a romantic dinner. Slight disappointment that despite its rural surroundings, the accompaniment to every dish was chips. Albeit nice ones.... More 

Thank noddynoonah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited three times during our vacation as it was only a short jaunt from our farmhouse rental. It was wonderful to have such a lovely venue on our doorstep - gorgeous food and wonderful service. The lovely staff didn't even mind my mangling of the Italian language! Delizisio!

Thank Nacci2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Small and cosy restaurent situated between Catelnuovo and Molazana. Easy to find and to park. Only a few tables outside. The service is really good and the waiters very nice and helpfull. The food is excellent. If you like tartare, it is awesome. Home made pasta and excellent pork. Really well prepared and tasty. We were 5 people that had... More 

Thank Henrik R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$38
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monteperpoli 147, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 639425

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