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Ristorante Giglio

Piazza del Giglio, 2, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494058
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Ranked #21 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $26 - $91
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Altrincham, Cheshire
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant this is after all! We tried to get a table here last August, but were thwarted as it always seemed to be either full or closed when we called by. But tonight we were lucky enough to get a table unannounced. A complimentary glass of prosecco and a delicious savoury appetiser set the scene for what... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were tired & hungry when we arrived in Lucca after a full day of travelling by bus & 3 trains from Positano and went looking for somewhere nearby to eat. Fortunately we found Ristorante Giglio – linen tablecloths, silver cutlery, chandeliers & a wood fire (it was cold that day). The staff were great: Marina was lovely, extremely friendly... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate here on the first night of the Lucca summer music festival. Diana Krall was singing, and the piazza was cordoned off (but for the restaurant). The music is audible (although not concert quality) from the outdoor terrace on the square. The restaurant had two sittings on the Saturday night of the festival; we took the 9 pm, and... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Expensive, make offers that we pay (like the pro seco and then we pay 7 euros for covers!!!), heated food (too heated that suddenly is cold - like in the microwave!!).

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Rui C, Thank you for your comment. I would like to point out that the reason why you spent 7 euros for the cover charge is that you were two people, as the price is 3.50 euros per person. This charge includes, as you may have noticed, water, bread, the laundry costs and the additional high quality products we... More

Cadro, Switzerland
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Yes, the name makes it an attraction, unfortunately although effort is made to bring class there are several details that make them fail. So first thing we^re offered a table with "our apologies, this is the only table we had left for tonight...". So we're obviously getting the spare wheel... Service initially OK, until the bottle of red wine gets... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear inch1957, We strongly apologize for the unpleasant experience in our restaurant. We are sorry about the table and we usually recommend people to book before hand in order to avoid disappointment. Concerning the spilt wine, it was an accident and we hope you understand. Unfortunately the fish is not a fillet but it is a whole freshly caught fish... More

Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Walked into this restaurant and immediately knew it would be brilliant. Very friendly staff, a roaring log fire in the marble fireplace and a glass or two of Prosecco. Six courses of the most perfect Italian food ( all fish) and more than enough first rate wine. Superb!!

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Frank B, Thank you for your kind review. We are extremelly happy to hear that you had a good time in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Sit outside and watch the world go by! High standard Tuscan cooking with a glass of serious red. Take a long lunch!

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear blake_dav, Thank you for your kind review. We are extremelly happy to hear that you had a good time in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

Cheltenham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We ate at the Ristorante Giglio three times during our stay in Lucca in August/ September this year and had excellent food, wine and service which improved with each visit- there is some truth in the saying that it is on the third visit to a restaurant in Italy that you become 'noticed' as people! The staff very kindly cooked... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Jarrovian, Thank you for your kind review. We are extremelly happy to hear that you had a good time in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri P.S. Thank you for the advice, we will try and be more careful! More

Brisbane
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by some friends who have a holiday home in the town. We felt very lucky to have given the recommendation as the restaurant was fantastic. We arrived around 1pm and it was buzzing. It was nice and cosy inside with the heaters going. The staff went out if there way to make sure we... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear FiveStarT, Thank you for your kind review. We are extremelly happy to hear that you had a good time with in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

maine
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My wife and granddaughters had a wonderful and authentic meal at Giglios. The service was excellent and the food was superb. I am a food writer and have eaten all over the world. The menu is diverse and excellent in presentation with a sensational flavor of Italia. My favorite was the Trippa with rice and lemon. This ristorante is certainly... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear fortemain, Thank you for your kind review. We are extremelly happy to hear that you, your wife and grandaughters has a good time with us. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

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