Lunch at Al Barchetto

Not far from Bagni di Lucca on the road to Gallicano, Al Barchetto is a great place to have lunch. I have passed it many times and finally made my way there on a lovely autumn day.

The restaurant is set beside a fishing lake.





The interior is bright and cheerful, and the service is much the same.


We ordered the workman’s lunch for ā‚¬10 and it was excellent.






The restaurant has a tradition of home style cooking and quality service. Their hand made tordelli has been mentioned a few times by those in the know, so I am going to order that next time. We saw some very delicious looking meals being delivered all around us…maybe a few visits are necessary.


The summer outdoor setting had just closed when we were there. In summer it would be wonderful to sit by the lake.

Al Barchetto. Via Magenta 71

0583 75773

13 thoughts on “Lunch at Al Barchetto

  1. Another plus is the Tiro della Forma (to your right as you come to the bottom of the drive that leads to the restaurant). This is the cheese throwing sport that dates back to Etruscan times. It’s a men’s club owned by the same family that owns the restaurant, but you can watch this arcane sport even if you’re not a member. Best at weekends.

      • The owner Matteo told me that the best times are Sat & Sun between 12.30 & 18.00, obviously when it’s not raining. We were talking in summer and I didn’t ask whether it’s as popular in winter. If you go, let me know. They also sell pecorino cheese there, not the ones that have been thrown!

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