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Ristorante Villa Bongi

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Via di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 348 734 0143
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in old, beautiful toscan Villa surrounded by forrest hills few kilometers from Lucca town. Getting to this place is an adventure itself, and the way back even bigger :-) Restaurant has short but interesting menu. Dishes are very tasty and served in beautiful way. Staff is very professional and helpful. Earlier reservation is recommended.

Thank smaql
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after reading a few reviews online. We were not disappointed. We went for the three courses as recommended by our waitor and each course got better as they went on. The steak tar tar was excellently flavoured. Followed by a small carrot soup as a suprise. Then followed by some delightful beef in ravioli (needed some additional... More 

Thank Kyle B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The road to reach the restaurant by night is an experience itself. Then you will find a nice place where you can revisited Italian flavor. The raw fish and the purple gnocchi should be tried !

Thank Kevin S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Outstanding food, great service and a wonderful location. The whipped cod starter and the rabbit starter were stand out!

Thank SophieVWells
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Our hostess, Marta from Marta's Guest House recommended this restaurant because we wanted a place to dine in the countryside. It was a perfect find including the small countryside roads. Thank goodness for Google maps! Our waiter was wonderful bringing us many extras. Everything was so fresh and full of flavor. The chef is has a great imagination for food... More 

Thank Joni J
Prague, Czech Republic
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I am just so happy to have spent a little time researching restaurants in the Lucca area. Villa Bongi is a short taxi ride from the city centre, but a million miles away in terms of tranquility, views and atmosphere. We had a wonderful table on the terrace and were attentively looked after and served by friendly, but knowledgably professional... More 

Thank mikepnefan
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at this great surprise of a restaurant. The decor is classic and very appropriate for a romantic evening, but what made the evening special was the great food, superb presentation and the wonderful service received from Matteo. The location is a but remote but well worth it! Highly recommended= 9,5/10.

Thank Andrei I
Savannah, GA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Villa Bongi continues to be my Favorite Restaurant On The Planet! We visited a few days before Christmas and were so delighted that we booked my friend's birthday celebration there on the day after Christmas. Both experiences were utterly memorable. The wonderful ambience, Matteo's attention to every detail (actually both Matteos: the owner and the chef), the incredible food. Octopus... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

Four of us decided on the "diet plate" (NOT) - a six course lunch of the restauranteur's choice. First, the ambience is quiet and gracious - private and romantic or good for a group but not a loud group. The dishes - especially the first three courses, were excellent. We all agreed the soup with edible flower garnish (an amuse... More 

Thank riffilee
Lucca, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

They may serve the best food in all of Tuscany, but I wouldn't recommend going on a Monday evening. I can't tell you how amazing their food is, because we actually turned back after stepping into their front door! Or technically speaking, back door. There's absolutely no one to greet you at the restaurant even after we made our reservation,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Cocombola 640 | Montuolo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 348 734 0143
Villa Bongi is located about 7 km from the walls of Lucca in an old farmhouse that in the past has served as a convent, a summer retreat and even as a refuge for locals during the Second World War. The menu comprises a mix of modern and traditional Tuscan cuisine with a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. The wine list includes a wide selection of local and Tuscan wines as well as some of Italy's finest drops. The restaurant is closed on tuesday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?