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Luciano Il Ristorante

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Marzellenstr. 68-70, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 135453
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Have you ever had this feeling of reminiscence, returning to a restaurant after, say, ten years, and finding that nothing has changed? The exact same waiters, exactly the same lay-out, exactly the same menu? You feel at home right away, right? That’s what happened to me returning to an Italian restaurant in Cologne after many years. It’s a cozy little... More 

Thank Stoks
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384 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I tried this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews and was very disappointed. Italian restaurants are usually a safe bet for a good value meal with friendly service. However this place was ridiculously overpriced - starters at least 15 euros each, main courses 20 euros or more. The service was unfriendly, they made no effort to make me feel welcome,... More 

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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I love this place. I eat here several times a year. If you're like me, and you speak no German it can be difficult to know what you're getting sometimes. This place has great outdoor seating and the pesto pasta is awesome and safe! A little white wine, pesto pasta, and street side seating makes this place perfect Forman American... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I read the reviews on this site and they must be bogus or the reviewers must be lacking references. I just found it overpriced. Kidney Kidney Liver etc. Most standard dishes was lacking on the menue. Saltimbocca with pasta Food arrived, two slices of veal, some sauce and a little spaghetti, only pasta available? Waiting 25 minutes for this at... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of some colleagues, and it did not disappoint! Warm ambiance and beautiful décor, welcoming and friendly staff, and amazing Italian food. Menu changes daily and is fresh and delicious. If you are ready for a change from the heavy German food during your time in Cologne, take the short walk to Luciano for a... More 

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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2011

This has to be one of the best Italian restaurants outside Italy ! Fantastic authentic food and wines in an atmospheric bistro style setting. The staff ( mostly italian) are attentive with a great sense of humour and provided excellent service. The boss (Luciano?) made us very welcome and we even had our photo taken with him holding the Jules... More 

Thank Sennokians
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

At your arrival, expect to be greeted in Italian and refresh your Italian rather than your German. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Do not hesitate to ask for specials that are not listed in the printed menu, which lists very classical and uninventive dishes. We were adventurous and went for veal kidneys that were excellent but prepared in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2011

I wanted to look nice on my last night in Germany so I dressed up with a fancy little dress, all my accessories & jewelry. This was the perfect place to look nice. there were tables of businessmen in suits talking & eating. The menu is actually on a big chalkboard that they bring to your table on a stand.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marzellenstr. 68-70, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 135453

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