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Il Geco Risto-Circolo

Via M. Rosi 34 (ex via dei Borghi), 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 (0)583 494538
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Ranked #18 of 435 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $33
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Magden, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Charming restaurant, entertaining decor, pleasant garden in the back, the two brothers were great fun to talk to while "mama" cooked in the kitchen! Great value for the money!

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My spouse and I dined here in June 2014 and had a very enjoyable and memorable meal. We had been in Italy for 12 days at this point and until then had sought out restaurants with traditional, local cuisine. We had been pleased with our dining experiences that involved traditional cuisine up to this point. Therefore, it seemed we were... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After a 3 hour delay to our flight we finally arrived in Lucca just before midnight. Nothing appeared to be open, not even takeaways so not a great prospect particularly for our diabetic gluten-free daughter. Then we came across il Geco with its open sign. We stumbled in only to find all the staff sitting around the table eating their... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Such a lovely, distinctive and atmospheric restaurant, offering very reasonably priced, straightforward food of a very high quality. Being typically English, we arrived early by local standards, at 8 p.m. for dinner, so had time to take in the wonderfully esoteric decor - with each table decorated by a different pendulum-driven toy, oil lamps, sewing machines and an antique telephone... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The entrance to this place is kind of hidden and dark, but once you get inside you're blown away by the beauty of their garden and restaurant. The food is amazing with a menu that changes daily. All their pastas are made in house and are like heaven! Their ragu is out of this world delicious. And it's cheap!!its definitely... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We're so lucky to have our last night in il geco, the food was the best we had in all the trip, specially the bolognese, amazing! And the atmosphere, the staff, the wine and everything together. And not expensive, like 9 euros for a first course and 1 liter wine was 9 euros to.

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Verona, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband ands I had just arrived in Lucca, after a three hour train ride and two failed attempts to find a hotel room. We were hungry and tired and we wanted a place that was close to our (final) hotel, the Ilaria. This was it. And when we arrived and found the place basically empty at 8 PM, we... More

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There are so many unique and interesting things to look at in this restaurant. They have a small menu written on a chalkboard. Daily specials. They also have a pleasant outdoor garden. I would definitely return !

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We happened to rent an apartment two doors down from Il Geco for our week-long stay in Lucca and our landlady recommended it highly. It is a bit interesting walking through the hall past all the stuff to get to the dining room, which also was full of interesting stuff. No menu; our waiter is the son of the owners;... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stumbled on to this place on a dark deserted street while we were walking around lost on a very rainy Saturday night, after three restaurants we tried were fully booked. We thought maybe we had made a mistake when it was empty when we walked in, but the room was quaintly pleasant, the hosts were friendly, and the house... More

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