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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
fresh homemade pasta + sauces = delizioso primi piatti

We heard about Il Geco from Australian visitors who we met in Venice. They said it was the best ristorante in Lucca and they were right. We stayed 7 weeks in Lucca and tried many excellent restaurants but Il Geco was the best. The pasta dishes and the sauces were fantastic. Preparing the meals with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We heard about Il Geco from Australian visitors who we met in Venice. They said it was the best ristorante in Lucca and they were right. We stayed 7 weeks in Lucca and tried many excellent restaurants but Il Geco was the best. The pasta dishes and the sauces were fantastic. Preparing the meals with traditional family recipes and fresh... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by trip advisor. Excellent food and terrific service. It was full both nights we went, but we still got great service. Try the chocolate cheese cake. Not what you think it is. It's better.

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Thank ernie g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing and the restaurant was cozy but not cramped. The menus are on small slate chalk boards and is changed frequently when he gets fresh meats and produce to create his dishes and deserts. We speak very little Italian but the waiter was patient and friendly and explained the menu to us. You will remember this place forever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Tried this lovely restaurant on trip advisor recommendations & we were not disappointed. Food delicious ( loved the pork in lemon), house wine good. Staff friendly & take time to explain menu. Very good value meal. So good we booked in for another visit that was just as good as the first visit. Book you won't regret it .

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Thank Mariecharrison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a 'locals' restaurant - you need to know about it. Filled with artefacts from the owner's family history the setting is quirky, with a homely feel. The owner is extremely helpful and has great pride in his restaurant. There is a little terrace you can eat in - although it was too hot when we were in Lucca.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was so good to find the true feel of Italy! Family run restaurant that is closed during the day's and only open of a night because Leo is busy making the fresh Pasta and his mother by his side making sauces etc. You know once that meal hits the table it is just so fresh. All the food is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by the host at our accommodation. She explained they make the fresh pasta EVERY day and serve it at night. It was STUNNING! i had a tagliatelle ragu and my husband had a veal with vegetables dish. Both were mouth wateringly beautiful. I would highly recommend this authentic, non touristy place with realistic prices and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

from the decor, to the food to the care that the owner takes, the whole experience was wonderful. You feel like you are eating in someones farmhouse in tuscany. The food was fresh and homemade, we loved everything. Its definately a must in Lucca and quite charming with amazing food, we loved it and def recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The host is amazing. Everything is homemade. The bread is the best we had in Italy. The pasta is rich of flavor. The garden is beautiful and inside is a cosy feeling just like at home. I would definitely recommend this place and we will come back this holiday. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and amazing wait staff. The owners Mom is the chef but he made the pasta which was delicious. Highly recommended!

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?