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Gli Orti di via Elisa

Via Elisa, 17, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583/491241
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Ranked #38 of 446 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Tue 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I'd eaten here twice before but I remembered it being much better. Good efficient service despite it being busy. I chose the grilled baccalà (salted cod), but it was over cooked and full of oil... And the desert wine was oxidised but the sommelier changed it upon request. Frankly expected better given its popularity.

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Non entro nemmeno nel merito di ciò che ha scritto. Le rispondo in italiano perchè lei è italiano anche se... More 

Shanghai, China
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194 reviews 194 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Very nice little centre in the Lucca city center. Traditional tuscan food at a good price and with great quality. Good service!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Normally, I would avoid giving bad reviews, but I have learned a few things from this experience. We went to this place one evening in October, following the recommendation of the hotel staff. Should we ask the hotel for place to eat in the first place? Maybe not! Anyway, we have not made a reservation and it was 7pm.The place... More 

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SamueleCosentino, Proprietario at Gli Orti di via Elisa, responded to this review

We are sorry for your bad review. the first thing we want to do is apologize and invite her to come back to us. as you can see from the other reviews his experience was almost unique. later, however, we also want to explain cos really happened. beverages are not arrive: in reality the water came just you sat and... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went to a wonderful little restaurant in Lucca in the 21st of October 2014 claled "Gli Orti" on the Via Elisa in Luccawith my wife. brother and sister in law. All the meat and pasta dishes were first class, and the table service was very good. Restaurant had inside and alfresco tables. We chose the alfresco table as the weather... More 

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SamueleCosentino, Proprietario at Gli Orti di via Elisa, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased to know that you have been well in our restaurant and we hope that you come back and visit soon. Lucca offers good food intutte seasons. We who We use local products, we follow the seasons, we buy from small local farmers always offer traditional dishes and fresh. samuele More 

Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The setting was good, and the food was excellent; however, the service was unbelievably poor. There did not appear to be one server ultimately responsible for our table – instead, just about every server in the establishment either delivered or cleared a serving at some point. As such, no attempt was made to understand or meet our needs. The server... More 

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Siamo spiacenti, ma nel periodo in cui lei ha scritto la recensione il locale è chiuso per ferie. Sorry, but... More 

Lampasas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

During our two weeks in Italy I had been sort of half heartedly looking for Capretto (young goat) on a restaurant menu because I had read about it in "Under the Tuscan Sun". Didn't find it until our next to last night in Italy at this restaurant. Of course nothing would do but that I had to have capretto. It... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal at Gli Orti starting with the house risotto "Gli Orti" and moving on to the recommended Capretto (young goat) all accompanied by a tasty Chianti. Ended with caramelised Macedonia (fruit salad) with vanilla ice cream and finishing with cafe ristretto. Very satisfactory and all for 38€. Friendly and efficient service, a very welcoming atmosphere. No disappointment... More 

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Aptos, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I are renting an apartment near this place and had lunch a couple of weeks ago. It was good but not exceptional. The service was excellent and the dishes we ordered were well prepared. It's not in a tourist area which is nice. We have now eaten at numerous restaurants in Lucca and this one did not... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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288 reviews 288 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a great luncheon spot with lots of local business people included. Elisa is a casual restaurant with very good service and basic Tuscan fare that includes fresh local produce. The food is inexpensive and the wine list includes some very good local wines.

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Kent UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a day trip to Lucca but prior to going this restaurant had been recommended to us by the owner of the B&B that we were staying at and she luckily had booked for us. We were there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy: quite a few people were turned away. We sat outside as... More 

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Additional Information about Gli Orti di via Elisa

Address: Via Elisa, 17, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583/491241
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 28 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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