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Vicolo San Biagio, 28, 55045 Pietrasanta, Italy
+39 058470436
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun menu

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Pietrasanta. Food was excellent with great selections & a bit adventurous. You won't find the typical pasta choices. Great wine selection too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Miriam R
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San Francisco, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Pietrasanta. Food was excellent with great selections & a bit adventurous. You won't find the typical pasta choices. Great wine selection too.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited Il Circo at the recommendation of friends. It is a couple of minutes walk from the main square in Pietrasanta, and we went a little earlier than most Italian diners, so were the first there, though it was full shortly afterward. We had foie gras in an orange sauce that was to die for and my husband's pork... More 

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NORTH WEST LONDON
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The first time we ate here this restaurant wowed us with excellent food & super value for money. Our expectations were therefore high & although we had a pleasant evening the food was rather disappointing. Almost all the dishes on the tasting menu contained tomato, and although we do like tomato the balance was not good. The pasta was disappointing... More 

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Florence, Italy
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413 reviews 413 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Upon entering the restaurant you will be impressed by its appearance and its furnishing, elegant and discreet. The dining room is small, then fit for the restaurant, because the staff isn't large: in particular, I believe that there is only one chef on duty. This involves a certain slowness in the service. The food is prepared with care and is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is an exquisite restaurant. The food and ambience are excellent. The wild pork dish melted in the mouth. My wife rated the 3 chocolate desert the best she has ever tasted. Highly recommended

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firenze
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We really loved our dinner here. The restaurant itself is small with just few tables so on weekends be sure to have a reservation. On summer you may seat on the outside. The food was great, tasted good and was not boring at all. This is moder tuscan cuisine at his best. The wine list was not very extended but... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The location is off the beaten path. The decor is white table cloth and warm, the service is courteous and excellent. Having said this, the food is equal to that of all of Tuscany and perhaps Italy! We enjoyed the beef tartar, as well as the gnocchi and roasted pork and the deserts, which were very light and airy. The... More 

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Cowbridge
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Good sign, restaurant full of Italians. Range of food, specials, presentation top class. Scallops on pea puree to die for. Open ravioli with porcini in Taleggio sauce, followed by Veal on potatoe puree outstanding

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Pietrasanta, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

It seems that Pietrasanta's restaurants cannot escape the temptation of maximizing their revenues at the expense of the customer. Here is another case where what would be good and inventive food results in a ruined evening because of the inability of the kitchen to deliver to the number of patrons they accept. After we complained that waiting 2 (two) hours... More 

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100maria, Proprietario at Il Circo, responded to this review

Dear "housocards pietrasanta" dont' worry I don't forget you and your family. Sorry for my english but it's not my first language. Just to explain you and other customers that you don't wait 2 hours to have your main course. Your order was taken at 20:58, you had 3 first courses one different from the other and 3 second courses... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I had booked this restaurant in advance for my partner's birthday and Thank Heavens. Many many nights we seemed to go to restaurants in this tourist area where staff showed no regard for the fact that their customers were trying to enjoy a nice romantic break and service was far from good. This restaurant was different from the moment we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo San Biagio, 28, 55045 Pietrasanta, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Pietrasanta
  • Phone Number: +39 058470436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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