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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: Late Night, Reservations

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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Province of Naples, Italy
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my partner a Monday night in Lucca based on reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff very attentive and friendly. Primi and secondi were great, a mix of traditional Tuscan food and some dishes with the reasturant's own twists. It was very fair priced (6-8€ for primi, 10-15€ secondi) which is, based... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our host at B&B Evelina recommended this restaurant to us and was kind enough to set up a reservation for us. She said it was one of her favorite places to eat in Lucca. Always willing to eat where the locals do, we thought we'd give it a shot. We weren't disappointed. Sat on the back patio and had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were in Lucca for 2 nights and Il Geco was recommended by our B&B host so we went for dinner on our first night. We liked it so much we went back again the second night! The menu is small but delicious, with all the pasta home-made and everything cooked to perfection. The place has a real traditional family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was great fun! We each had a steak dish that was deliciously prepared. Dessert choices were many. Chose the pana-cotta with caramel and a chocolate tart, both were yummy!

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Magden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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