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Gli Orti di via Elisa

Via Elisa, 17, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583/491241
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Ranked #38 of 423 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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
Restaurant details
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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English first
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I had the task of organising dinner & lunch on separate days for groups of around 20 persons at a time. I guess I'm fortunate that my family is Lucchese & can speak fluently & dealing with the manager Cristian made it very pleasant & worthwhile. I organised fixed menus of typical Lucchese dishes together with wine & the food... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

A good meal bit not a great one. I had the white meat pasta to start which was good but nothing special. Next I had the roasted veal which was overdone and a bit tough. Service was pleasant and attentive. Had just expected more in the heart of Tuscany.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On a busy festival night in September we enjoyed beautifully cooked food and interesting local wines, which the head waiter - one of the owners, perhaps - helped us choose (without breaking the bank). All the staff were attentive and knowledgeable, despite the restaurant being very busy that night. Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great al fresco dining for our first night in Italy. Delicious meal from the antipasto platter to bean soup to the veal. Fantastico!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a very pleasant evening here - watching the locals and tourists go by, and eating some very nice Tuscan food. The food is simple and rustic - it's not elaborate, but it is good value and full of flavour. The service was slow to start off with, but fine once the staff had spotted that we we there.... More

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Hobart, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came here 12 years ago when it was a typical family trattoria, rarely visited by anglophones, but Lucca has changed, as has this establishment. Still has a typical Tuscan menu, including local specialties such as Ministre Farro (soup). Head east down sta Croce, through the medieval gate and across the fossa. A quieter area of the city. Then burn off... More

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