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Ristorante Villa Bongi

Via di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, Lucca, Italy
+39 348 734 0143
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Ranked #13 of 444 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Villa Bongi is located about 7 km from the walls of Lucca in an old farmhouse that in the past has served as a convent, a summer retreat and even as a refuge for locals during the Second World War. The menu comprises a mix of modern and traditional Tuscan cuisine with a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. The wine list includes a wide selection of local and Tuscan wines as well as some of Italy's finest drops. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
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München
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a great Sunday lunch at this somewhat hidden restaurant - service was exceptional, and the food was to die for! Definitely worth the trip to go up there: We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the views at this culinary heaven. One of the best meals we had so far, absolutely awesome and reasonably prized. We will definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Such a beautiful restaurant that is well priced with an amazing views of the mountains. Service exceptional. Just do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really special lunch - fantastic ambiance, very professional and friendly service and excellent cuisine. Highly recommended and worth the drive out of Lucca (just take a sat nav).

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I booked a birthday lunch here for my mother and it was a lovely experience. The venue is very pleasant and we sat on the terrace with views over the hills. The service was impeccable and the food very good. Defintely recommended for a peaceful break from the crowds in Lucca.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food, wonderful service and a beautiful spot. Hidden away in a Tuscan Villa, the drive over there is already an experience in itself.

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London
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We used to go to the first owner's restaurant and it was good. But quality fell sharply when the recession hit and the owner despaired. Now things are looking up a bit and the new owners are highly professional and the cooking superb. You won't find cooking like this in most restaurants in Italy, its unusual but delicious. After a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The new ownership of Villa Bongi restored the establishment to its original state with very warm interior colors, charming and homely ambiance. The view is the probably the best you can have in Lucca as the restaurant is located on the top of a hill so you have a breathtaking panorama from the balcony. The dishes are masterpieces on their... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pros: Fantastic terrace and view Very good traditional cuisine Menu is changing daily according to the local market Both seafood and meat menu Good and reasonably priced wine list Very good service (thanks for the advices about the menu of the day) Cons: Although fantastic view thoroughout, a bit challenging driving from Lucca (10 minutes)

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had one of our best meals at Villa Bongi. It had fantastic views, the service was brilliant and the standard of cuisine was Michelin standard. It was a very pleasurable experience and if we were in the area again we would definitely make sure we visited it. The food is on the expensive side for Italy but the quality... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Matteo and Cristina and their two partners took over Villa Bongi seven months ago. We had an exceptional evening there on Sunday 22 June 2014 (our 24th wedding anniversary) with friends. Matteo and Cristina were welcoming, charming and very knowledgeable. The menu was sourced locally, including the wine, and Matteo's knowledge and enthusiasm was inspiring. The food and wine was... More 

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Address: Via di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 734 0143
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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