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Vigna Ilaria Ristorante Locanda

Della pieve Santo Stefano incrocio Traversa IV, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #24 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $55 - $90
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our dishes are made up of select elements that complement and harmonise with each other. They are born from a respect for the earth and from our ethical and sustainable beliefs. In designing our dishes we draw upon our memories and emotions to try to find the essence and the magic of every product, to do justice to the skills of our producers and the bounty of the season.We believe in using excellent raw materials and for our cooking to bring out their best qualities in a simple and respectful way. Our cooking is led by the quality of our ingredients; you could say, “We try to be the daughter of the ingredients and not their mother.” That is OUR KITCHEN.GardenThe inn has a large, attractive and well-tended garden, which is used for dining in the Summer months. A particular delight is our position within the green hills of Pieve Santo Stefano.CellarOur cellar is particularly well-stocked and besides including many well-known and famous labels also reflects our pride in local wines. We are happy to organise wine-tastings and other parties and occasions.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Lucca, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a dinner in vignia Ilaria last year,i think that was May!its been just lovely!garden,lights,lots of laught of happy people!Food really good,atmosphere so intimo and great service!

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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Lovely restaurant, excellent and attentive service. You are greeted by the proprietor. I don't believe you could make a mistake in any dish ordered. The food is fresh, prepared with respect and quiet flair, and very delicious. Pasta is made on the premise. We sampled soup, salad, pasta courses, meats and fish. Each was unique, flavorful and oh so good.... More

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Moscow, Russia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Tasty Italian food! Homemade pasta, fresh fish and organic vegetables! Very good wine card. Romantic atmosphere :)

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lovely food and service at a sensible price. The Brule with a hint of orange was voted the best ever by my partner and she is a connoisseur.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A salad from heaven, or pretty close to it. Fresh wild greens dressed to perfection to start. My first ever taste of squid ink pasta. Combined with a perfect pairing of various seafood, this New England seafood lover was hooked. Desserts were perfect. The creme brûlée was one of the best I've ever had, with a hint of orange. Service... More

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Lucca, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

located in a rural area just outside Lucca. Eating outside is very pleasant eating inside is a bit somber. Quality of food, service and atmosphere are at a very high level, they have reinvented the way of cooking fish. We don't really know about other dishes we always had fish and enjoyed their creativity in preparing original delicious dishes. We... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on two occasions & thought the dishes were very tasty. The restaurant could do with an upgrade but the service was attentive. Andrea was there both nights and does a 'big sell' on the slow menu which we enjoyed on our first visit. On our second visit we decided to ask more questions about types of fish... More

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New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a great dining experience. The restaurant was recommended by the owner of the villa we rented. We spent the day driving from Rome to Lucca and needed a relaxing meal. That is exactly what we got at Vigna IIaria Ristorante Locanda. The food was well prepared and creative. The salad was delicious. Every fork was filled with incredible... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went as a couple to this restaurant, which we have visited in winter twice before. We ate on a warm evening in garden, a slightly dishevelled garden under off-putting dirty umbrellas. The waiter was wearing his braces nonchalantly hanging round his knees, which made me want to giggle. One of us thought the menu great, I simply couldn't find... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

On the recommendation of the villa we rented 10 of us went there for our last dinner together in Tuscany. Seafood is definitely the specialty and very fresh. Meat options exist but this is not your average Italian menu. All dishes are prepared with fresh herbs and capture the true local gastronomy. The dinner was long but very enjoyable complimented... More

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