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Ristorante Giglio

Piazza del Giglio, 2, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494058
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Ranked #20 of 436 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was our last dinner of the holiday. We sat outside. The dinner was really good. Service could have been better, owner/manager walking around asking people if they want bills to obviously turn tables. Thought it was unappropriate for a pricey dinner. The carrot/nut ice cream desert was very good!!!

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Girodot, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear that you had the impression that the manager was trying to 'turn tables'. I can assure you that no one has ever asked anybody for the bill, you might have mistook this behaviour which, certainly, was just a way of making sure that everybody was satisfied with their... More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Sat outside in the square and enjoyed an excellent meal served with care and professionalism. Fabulous veal chop and terrific pastas. Definitely worth a visit if you want to treat yourself in Lucca- not inexpensive but well worth it.

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear SAJAToron, Thank you for your comment. We are happy to read that you had a good time in our restaurant and we hope to see you again in the near future. Bset regards, Paola Barbieri More

Annecy, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a last minute booking and we were Lucky to find a table Inside. The decor is old-fashioned, possibly dating from 19th century. Service was slow and we had to wait for the menu , but when the food arrived it was really good. The octopus was good and the meat was well cooked. Very good wine list. So... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear French_Tr, Thank you for you comment. Sometimes the restaurant can be rather busy therefore a little patience is well appreciated, we are extremelly happy that you were able to approach aour late incipit in the best of ways. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This great ristorante hosted my mothers evening wedding meal . The food was exquisite , the staff were unbelievably friendly - even playing football in piazza del giglio with my four children and my nephew and niece - everything from the canapés to the antipasto to four fabulous courses that followed to the finest grappa at the end of the... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear John P, It gives me chills to read your beautiful comment. Thank you very much and we hope to see you very soon. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We must have eaten here around 20 times over the years. The welcome is always warm, the service excellent and the food very good and the price always reasonable. Traditional Lucchese food in a beautiful location. Best for lunch we think.

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Matthew19, Thank you for the lovely comments on our restaurant. It is always a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best reagards, Paola Barbieri More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This was a mixed evening. The dining room is very old school and the staff are efficient and welcoming. The waitress suggested the lamb with artichoke's which was fantastic, but my wife's cod with chickpeas was very dry and lacked flavour. When we were ready to leave, it began to pour rain, and so we stayed for an extra drink.... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear peterf201, Thank you for you comment. It is a shame that you did not mention obout the cod to any of us otherwise we would have tried to compensate in one way or another. We really hope that you will come again in the near future and perhaps have a completely positive experience. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We received a good welcome and were given a table even though we hadn't reserved. Menu to suit all tastes; we had the sea bass which was delightful. Nice wine at a reasonable price. Impeccable service .Would definitely recommend a visit

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear blb30r, Thank you for your beautiful comment. It was a great pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with my mom and my sister. Tried dishes of risotto, scallops, and puffed pastry. Everything was great, and we all have high expectations... Especially my mom. I will definitely return to Lucca and Giglio someday. Beautiful setting on the square as well!

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live59, Proprietario at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear littlewor, Thank you for your lovely comment. We are extremelly happy to read that you and your family had a good time in our restaurant and we cannot wait to have you back. Best regards, Paola Barbieri More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful location and setting, and very attentive waiters. Delicious amuse-bouches and complimentary prosecco on arrival. All great except our meal was very rushed (in and out in an hour) which is a shame...would have been nicer if slower paced and not rushed to let others get a table out on the lovely terrace

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear Amelie T, Thank you for your email. I am very sorry to read that you were not completely satisfied with you experince in our restaurant and that you felt the evening as being rushed. Unfortunately some evenings during the summer can be rather crowded and possibly some people do not get the attention, and the time they would need.... More

Epsom, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Giglio on a Sunday evening in late July. It is a very pleasant location, on a sunny piazza near St Martin's cathedral. I had the steak, ordered medium, which arrived seared on the outside but cold in the middle. Very tasty, but I had to send it back to be grilled some more. My wife and daughter... More

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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review

Dear n1968ick, Thank you for your comment. I am deeply sorry for your experience in our restaurant, I cannot but apologize for all the inconveniences you pointed out in our review. I reckon that there is no need to reply in a detailed manner to all of our faults. We try and put as much passion and effort in what... More

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