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Ristorante Villa Bongi

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Via Di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 3487340143
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Villa Bongi is located about 7 km from the walls of Lucca in an old...
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 tuesday.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Villa Bongi: The Best Holiday Gift

Villa Bongi continues to be my Favorite Restaurant On The Planet! We visited a few days before Christmas and were so delighted that we booked my friend's birthday celebration there on the day after Christmas. Both experiences were utterly memorable. The wonderful ambience, Matteo's attention to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Savannah, GA
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Savannah, GA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Villa Bongi continues to be my Favorite Restaurant On The Planet! We visited a few days before Christmas and were so delighted that we booked my friend's birthday celebration there on the day after Christmas. Both experiences were utterly memorable. The wonderful ambience, Matteo's attention to every detail (actually both Matteos: the owner and the chef), the incredible food. Octopus... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Four of us decided on the "diet plate" (NOT) - a six course lunch of the restauranteur's choice. First, the ambience is quiet and gracious - private and romantic or good for a group but not a loud group. The dishes - especially the first three courses, were excellent. We all agreed the soup with edible flower garnish (an amuse... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

They may serve the best food in all of Tuscany, but I wouldn't recommend going on a Monday evening. I can't tell you how amazing their food is, because we actually turned back after stepping into their front door! Or technically speaking, back door. There's absolutely no one to greet you at the restaurant even after we made our reservation,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Dinner at Villa Bongi made our beautiful week in Tuscany complete. Thanks to the splendid cuisine & location and the excellent service we were provided by our waiter. He was extremly friendly, helpful and his advise helped us to select the perfect menu - from the first to the last course. Local products are being used in a very creative,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you look for an upscale restaurant with elaborate cuisine, a nice ambiente, excellent service and view then Villa Bongi is well worth to make a detour from Lucca. Both the set menu and the à la carte menu, with a bias on fish is outstanding. This place allows to imagine how Luccese spent their hot summer in their houses... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Crazy chef who pairs coffee with suckling pig,however it works. Wonderful lunch fantastic wine list at reasonable prices excellent service. The only other thing to add is Michelin take note and visit this place. And what a location very special

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Spa, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Following the excellent rating in TA and recommendation from our guidebook, we booked a table for dinner. The place is very nice, the waiters are charming and helpful, and the wine we had was good and reasonable in cost. That's it for the pros. Now the issues : basically, a restaurant is a place where you want to eat something... More 

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bongi2013, Proprietario at Ristorante Villa Bongi, responded to this review

We would like to point out from the outset that Villa Bongi is not infallible. As much as we would like to be perfect every time. Lately with this never ending heat and just for the benefit of our guest we tried to create a selection of cold dishes:for exeple in our 6 courses tasting menu, 2 of 4 starters... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We had the most delicious dinner at Villa Bongi. Friendly and very professional staff. The food was delicious. We where a family of 11 (age 9 to 65) and everyone was very satisfied with there food and the service. The view is breathtaking. The trip is a little difficult if you're use to mountains. But it is worth it. If... More 

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Thank Helle O
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wow. Villa Bongi was always a special place and holds great memories. And the good news is that, after a period of transition, the restaurant is not just back to its best -- it's gone to a new level. Exciting, adventurous food and attention to detail in the most spectacular surroundings. A three course meat or fish tasting menu is... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was easily the best dining experience we have had in 3 trips to Italy. When you visit Restaurant Bongi you get the whole package of attentive(but unobtrusive service) from Matteo and his team,amazingTuscan views..but best of all inspired menu choices beautifully presented. Well worth the trip to get there and the 4 of us were reluctant to leave at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 3487340143

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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 tuesday.

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