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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vigna Ilaria Ristorante Locanda

Vigna Ilaria Ristorante Locanda
Della pieve Santo Stefano incrocio Traversa IV, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583332091
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Ranked #22 of 442 Restaurants in Lucca
Price range: $49 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

We were recommended to try this restaurant as it was supposed to be really good. And we were certainly not disappointed. We tried a 4 course fish and a meat menu which were both excellent. Very tasty, very well prepared and using very fresh ingredients. Especially tastefull was the polenta with Bacalau, the salad made from local greens and a starter made from tongue. The staff was very friendly, took all the time to explain the menu which is only in Italian and we got an extensive lesson in local white wines from the owner.

Ver much against our normal practice we went back to the restaurant two days later as we were curious what else they could offer. Again we got really great food. Specially notable this time was the chocolate pasta with Parmezan and Oxtail. Also the Selery soup with mussels and the Eal. I ended with a tart tatin which was really the best I ever ate.

All in all another great experience, one for which I will make a detour over Lucca whenever appropriate.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant naar Lucca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The food is fantastic, the atmosphere and staff is incredible. We have been here last year and made an effort to come back this year and we were not disappointed. Let the staff advise you on your choice of meal and enjoy the fine cooking.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Reminded me of the pleasure of dining out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Excelent on all aspects. Refreshing to see young, dynamic resturaunt owners that are passionate about their job.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food and very nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

The four of us came here for lunch with two babies in trolleys, not a problem. The staff was very helpful and genuinly enthusiastic about the ingredients and food they serve. We had a 6 course meal, and were a little surprised when we figured out that we had ordered two menus with fish (6 dishes) and two with meat (also 6). We thought we all would get three of each, but we managed between us. Good food and wine in a nice place

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Auburn, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Oh my goodness...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We are staying at the Locanda Vigna Ilaria for a night and of course decided to have dinner at the restaurant. We had the tasting menu (three of us) and the other two were completely accomodated for, as one is a vegetarian and the other a rather particular young teen. The tasting menu was out of this world - the portions were perfect, the flavors worked together remarkably well, and in the end, we felt like we had the perfect Tuscan food experience. Seafood is their forte, and while their meat dishes were spectacular, their fish dishes were even more so. As a group of five, we tried 5 different desserts and none disappointed, all were fabulous. We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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