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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 #19 of 431 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
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Dundee, Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I went here for a meal on our last night on holiday in lovely Lucca and it felt like the real Italy. Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable staff- I am always keen to try and converse in my dodgy Italian but the staff had very good English which helped with the menu translations. The restaurant is quirky and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Il Geco is my favourite restaurant in Lucca. I've been more times than I can count. It is family run and I always get a great welcome. There is a cute dining room and a lovely hidden garden. The food is simple and authentic and the final bill is very reasonable for such a nice meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My family and I vacationed in Italy for 2 weeks in July. We visited Lucca for a few days, and LOVED Il Geco! The staff was so friendly and even brought us our own menu in english. The appetizer we ordered (mixed meats) was HUGE, and also the panzanella was the BEST i ever had. I think I really loved... More

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Perugia, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I visited Il Geco after stumbling upon it while looking for someplace to eat while visiting Lucca. We were so happy we found this gem! From the cool decor, and awesome atmosphere, to the great attention from the staff, and the truly homemade entrees, we were delighted! If you're looking for a place to enjoy a nice... More

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