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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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 Mondays.
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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
An excellent last evening in Tuscany

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Nina S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is quite a trip to get there, but once you arrive, it is worth every second of it. The view from the terrace is magnificent. The food is delicious - also for vegetarians - and the very friendly host knows what he is talking about. A special night out! Make sure to check if they are open. (We found... More 

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Absolutely as wonderful as you could imagine. Perfect view, phenominal service and the food and wine was superb. The drive to the restaurant is a bit convluted, but very much worth it! Exquisit from start to finish... Loved dining on the patio and watching the vally and hills fade into night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful location, lot of green. Staff professional and friendly. My friend had a combination of 4 antipasto: baccala & a fried fish are very very good, octopus & another fish just so so. I had a land menu: antipasto is rabbit on mashed potato, very good. Then a pasta with wild boar ragu, good. main dish is a piece of... 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

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, 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 Mondays.

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