From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Terase 16, Tallinn
- Phone: +37258031872
- Web: www.lucca.ee
- Seats: 44
An Italian secret
It could well be that there are too many Italian restaurants in Tallinn. Their numbers, however, don’t necessarily mean quality. Thankfully Enoteca Lucca offers the finest of just that, without making much noise or trying to attract too much attention. The chic wine shop and eatery is nestled on the ground floor of a contemporary, multi-story building, you have to know it to find it. All wines sold here are offered in the restaurant, they’re hand picked, personally imported and not available anywhere else. Best of all, you don’t have to commit to a whole bottle as a large number of them are offered by the glass, opened and preserved with a Coravin device. The predominantly Italian wine selection pairs very well with the classic, Mediterranean-tinted fare, Don’t miss the vittello tonnato if it’s on the menu, nowhere in Tallinn will you find such gastronomic stand-out of such excellent quality. If you forgot how exquisitely tasty a schnitzel can be, Enoteca Lucca’s version, fried crispy in butter, will remind you immediately. By all means, do trust the astute wine suggestions that come with each dish, though if you enjoy surprises and rarities, be sure to ask the sommelier for alternative recommendations. Enoteca Lucca is a little Italian gem that grows on you; it’s very easy to spend more time here than you originally thought you would...
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