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“A good find in Lucca” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Giglio

Ristorante Giglio
Piazza del Giglio, 2, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39-0583-494058
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Ranked #25 of 453 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $91
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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“A good find in Lucca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had dinner at Giglio and were pleasantly surprised when we orderd the sea bass and received a whole fish from which the waiter expertly removed the bones. The service was very friendly and all of the dishes we tried were tasty and well presented,

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Dannyled,
thank you for your kind review.
Best regards,
Paola Barbieri
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“best food in a trip to Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The food, staff and surroundings were superb. As the rain poured outside spirits were lifted indoors by the food and the helpfulness of staff who without asking brought additional cutlery so partners food could be tasted etc. The wine was perfectly matched to the food. The whole experience was great and the chandliers and ambience added to the dramatic thrunder and lightning outside.

A REAL MUST IF IN LUCCA, WE ARE PROPOSING TO GO AGAIN NEXT SEPTEMBER!

  • Visited October 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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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear annegill,
thank you very much for your review. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your experience and we encourage you to visit our beautiful city again, hopefully with better weather.
Best regards,
Paola Barbieri
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Saltaire
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“Fantastic, beautiful, amazing, pleasant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

What a great find! anyone who has the pleasure of entering this beautiful restaurant is in for one amazing meal!
Our waitress was called Marina, and she was very helpful, advised us on a great local wine.
The rest of the staff were very pleasant and always had a smile!

We WILL be going again, no doubt about that! :-)

  • Visited October 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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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear CJP89,
thank you very much for your nice review. It's great to read you'll come back. We do believe an accurate service is as important as good quality and delicious food.
Best regards,
Paola Barbieri
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Chowhound recommended and they did let us down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Read about this restaurant extensively on Chowhound and other food sites. They were so accommodating with our special food requests. Beautiful restaurant, great service and excellent food. We will share our thoughts with friends and will return once again!

Visited September 2012
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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear Griggin,
thank you for sharing your nice opinion and for pointing to the very kind Chowhound article about us.
Best Regards,
Paola Barbieri
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“One of the Best Meals Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The food was beautifully prepared and tasted fantistic, it was served at a leisurely pace, just right when sat outside enjoying the wonderfull location.
The wine list was extensive to suit all pockets. One of the waiters suggested a local red wine which was enjoyed by us both.
Alfredo, a different waiter who served us most of the night also suggested unusual desert wines that rounded the meal off nicely.

On complimenting the maitre d on the meal and getting us the table at short notice I asked her if she could tell me where I could buy the polenta that I had enjoyed, imagine my suprise when she disapeared into the kitchen and returned with a complimentry 500 gram bag, a wonderful touch that says what this ristorante is all about, beautifully cooked food, highest quality waiters and management that love to serve and make their customers happy. A wonderfull experience for my wife and I, we will be back one day!

Visited September 2012
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live59, Direttore at Ristorante Giglio, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear Ageing_fast,
it's a great pleasure to read such an enthusiastic review, thank you for sharing it. We hope you enjoyed polenta and prepeared many delicious recipes.
Best regards,
Paola Barbieri
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