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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 #20 of 423 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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