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Il Geco Risto-Circolo

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Via Michele Rosi 34, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 (0)583 494538
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in a beautiful ambiente

We came here by the recommendation of our host and were told about the great handmade pasta, the friendly staff and the nice ambiente. I can just say, we were not disappointed and the food and the open and warm welcome by the owner exceeded our expectations as well as the beautiful terrace which we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Konstantin R
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Muenster, Germany
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Muenster, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came here by the recommendation of our host and were told about the great handmade pasta, the friendly staff and the nice ambiente. I can just say, we were not disappointed and the food and the open and warm welcome by the owner exceeded our expectations as well as the beautiful terrace which we did not now about upfront.... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Having read glowing reviews on TripAdvisor we were looking forward to this experience immensely. We have eaten extensively at family Trattorias and Osterias, where the menu is limited compared to restaurants, but the food is nevertheless excellent. This however had a limited menu with disappointing quality and uninspiring cuisine. The standard of the cooking was nothing at all to write... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was recommended by our B&B host. The pasta is home made and tasty. The antipasta plate was huge. We don't drink alcohol but had sparkling water. No main was ordered just and entre and pasta with dessert and coffees. The bill was 92 € This was our most expensive meal in Lucca for 4 adults.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You probably wouldn't know this restaurant existed if you weren't told about it. It's behind small wooden doors and with a tiny frontage, and slightly off the main street - outwardly very unprepossessing. However, once inside it's a different matter. The place is quirky and atmospheric, with fascinating artefacts, photographs and old household items. It only has a few tables... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Charming little place with a picturesque garden. The "made-by-mamma" pastas are the reason for coming as well as the cheerful service and reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stayed in lucca for a few nights and ate out every night and I've got to say that this place was brilliant and topped them all. Was greeted by very friendly staff who gave us lots of advice about the menu & were very accommodating to our 7 month old baby finding him a high chair. The fresh pasta was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I ate here this evening on the advice of our B & B. The decor is old school which is great! The service is lovely, with our waiter going out of his way to ensure everything was ok. Our mains of pumpkin stuffed pasta and cannelloni were nice, maybe a little bland. Nothing amazing but a good... More 

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Province of Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I shared a meal here on our last of four nights in Lucca recently. We were warmly welcomed by Leo, who spoke good English and could not have been more engaging. The food was authentic traditional Tuscan fare. The pasta was homemade. If you like thick or heavy sauces as served in American "Italian" restaurants, don't go... More 

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Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the best hidden restaurant in the city center of Lucca, where the locals go ... Paolo B&B La gemma di Elena

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If in Lucca, you should visit Il Geco as it really feels like the genuine article. The food is great, the staff informative and obliging and you know it uses local ingredients when there is no printed menu and it changes by the day. Parts of the restaurant are medieval and it is most definitely a family concern. Even though... More 

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Additional Information about Il Geco Risto-Circolo

Address: Via Michele Rosi 34, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)583 494538
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Average Prices: USD 24 - 33

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  • Address: Via Michele Rosi 34, 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)583 494538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 33

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