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Gli Orti di via Elisa

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Via Elisa, 17, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583/491241
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 366
    Excellent
  • 361
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and ambiance

-Good ambiance / very good food -Courteous staff / Very helpful; ( I requested for my taxi booking since it would be easier to explain my address in Italian and they were happy to do it) - I requested for Lucca Wines and the choice was very good. - Overall we liked this restaurant very much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
rrumakanthan
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Chennai
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Chennai
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

-Good ambiance / very good food -Courteous staff / Very helpful; ( I requested for my taxi booking since it would be easier to explain my address in Italian and they were happy to do it) - I requested for Lucca Wines and the choice was very good. - Overall we liked this restaurant very much and enjoyed our meal..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a really nice meal here with colleagues from Piedmonte (Northern Italy) & the UK. The food is really good and there is a nice mix between vegetable & meat dishes. There is a good wine list with a sommelier on hand to help with recommendations. This was a recommendation by our hotel (Albergo Celide) and a really good choice.

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Lucca, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in the autumn because the interior is much more impressive than the tables outside in the summer. Food and service very good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Used the table booking system for the first time. But there were enough free seats . Anyway - great service from the first second when I entered Ordered pizza Mediterranea. The capers couldn't be separated ( because I don't like ) but I took it because I love anchovies. Pizza was quickly served and it was so so tasty .... More 

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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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SamueleCosentino, Proprietario at Gli Orti di via Elisa, responded to this review
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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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227 reviews 227 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Elisa, 17, 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: 0583/491241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?