I am pleased to say that the restaurant at Circolo dei Forestieri has reopened with new owners. Regulars to Bagni di Lucca will recognise the proprietor of Trattoria Borghese, a very popular place to eat for many years.
The front of the restaurant has been opened up, I think one of the problems before was that you really couldn’t see that there was a restaurant there at all. I look forward to seeing tables outside once the weather warms up a bit.
There is a new bar inside, and it looks very fresh and bright.
The food is good and very reasonably priced.
It is great to see Circolo dei Forestieri come alive again.
This is great news – and a much more beautiful venue – we must support them
It is a great to see the restaurant open and in safe hands.
What was the service time like?
It is a bit slow, I think they are still finding their feet.
Excellent news! It is the best location in town and a beautiful building, part of Bagni di Lucca precious heritage. If the food is good, it must be perfect. I wish them all the best!
I hope they do very well.
This is really encouraging news, it is a great building in a good setting, I am looking forward to eating there on my next trip.
I’m sure you will enjoy it.
I loved too, made me hungry now 🙂 But what a beautiful decoration in there… I loved. Thank you dear, have a nice day, love, nia
It looks like my kind of place too! Very simple and utterly fresh and delicious. I hope it has a wonderful summer season.
Wonderful!!! We love Circolo dei Forestieri and were devastated to find it closed. Looking forward to trying it out soon.
It is great to see it open again and in good hands.
This makes me so happy. Our very first trip to Bagni Di Lucca years ago included a dinner sitting on the patio by the river. It has some of the favorite photos of that trip of us just sitting and relaxing. We look forward to being there in June
The terrace on the river is great in summer.
Wonderful news! Can’t wait to get there! Trattoria Borghese was terrific but this wonderful location will make it even better.
It is a wonderful room and the outdoor terrace is great.
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch here, just after they opened. I’m sure I’ll be eating there many more times! It is a very beautiful spot.
It is great to have it open again.
scrumptious photos! The restaurant looks very elegant, from the outside pillars to inside. Are the walls a lavendar color? It is such an appealing shade.
The restaurant looks very elegant,!!! My husband and I enjoyed very good lunch….Nex sanday we celebrate the weding anniversary by Circolo dei Forestieri ………
Happy anniversary. Have a great day.
This is very good news. We wish them well and hope they get good patronage from the locals and visitors alike. This is one of the beautiful buildings in the village. The food looks great!
Love the refurbished look in this lovely grand building. The food looks appealing. I wish the proprietors well in their business. May it bring good patronage for them.
Once word gets out they’ll go from strength to strength. The food at Borghese was legendary.
We used to take guests there at lunchtime and either say nothing about where we were going or just really play it down …..then wait for the food to arrive and watch the reaction when eaten.
The venue looks as refreshing as the food. 🙂
Looks very appetizing! How long ago was Trattoria Borghese? Does not ring a bell? Can’t find to track it through your blog’s history either? One more mysterie to solve! Keep it coming!
I deleted the post on Trattoria Borghese when it closed a while ago. The new owner of Circolo was at Borghese before the last owners.
So glad it didn’t go to ruins, it would leave such a hole in the centre.And a good eatery is always welcome.
Is Paul REALLY losing weight?!
Cool! That is so good! I am NOT unfortunately. The Italian life style proves to be healthier than the Oz one….
i am goin to celebrate my weading anniversary sanday 19.april 2015 by Circolo dei Forestieri……..
I’m so pleased that the Circolo has reopened. Rita is very proud to be the new Queen of Bagni di Lucca – Her words, not mine!
It is great that the restaurant is open again. It is such a great space.
I ate there 3 times during my weeks holiday recently. Once on the terrace, once inside the beautiful restaurant and Sunday lunch in front of the restaurant. Fabulous food and fabulous location. I have to wait till next year for my next visit.
I’m sure everyone is pleased that Circolo is open again…including me.
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