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Il Cuore Ristorante

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Via del Battistero 2, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Try the Bolgheri wine! Very nice. Check out the small bar down the stairs. Pasta is also nice, try the local Lucca ravioli!

Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

It is a quaint corner of Lucca. Small restaurant exquisitely run in a trattoria / gourmet shop environment. Not a large menu so it is quality not quantity. Portions are enough and very well prepared and presented. Excellent suckling pig and burger of Chianina meat.

Thank AntoineGambin
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Excellent meal with excellent service. They even sold us some milk to save us going out in the morning before breakfast! We went here twice, the first time sitting outside, the second inside.

Thank BNO
Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Visited Il Cuore for dinner last month and was pleased with both the quality of food provided and the service. Our choice of wine ---Chianti Castiglioni-- also was of fine quality. However our experience was a little undermined by what appeared to be a rush to clear the table and to move us on, perhaps the staff were in a... More 

Thank slig0r0ver
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Had a dinner here with colleagues during Lucca Comics & Games, and it was really good. The food was awesome and typically Tuscan, some of it really standing out - the porcini mushroom on the tagliata were really amazing. The highlight of the dinner, though, was the wine - as you would expect, from such a place. Our amazing waiter... More 

Thank Diego D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent staff food and wine White porcini mushroom risotto Tender pork with exquisite salad Phenomenal local cold meat platter Lovely bread Balsamic vinegar and olive oil Local Tuscan red wine Good value What's not to like

Thank transcendental
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a great place not only to eat but also a great deli, Anna who owns this is wonderful as are all the staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the food is perfect and a great wine selection.

Thank Stoupavince
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Walking around on a sunday afternoon we ran into this little restaurant and were very pleased with the food. They had a special truffle menu since it's season, I had a pasta special they recommended which was delicious. The restaurant also offer gourmet products, like artisanal cheeses, pate de tartufo o mostrada di pere. Would absolutely recommend.

Thank Bellabella907
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent spaghetti and steak with porcini mushrooms - good selection of wines, great choice of desserts

Thank Henry H
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I don't typically take the time to write a review after every meal we've had whilst travelling but this one deserves special mention. Tucked away just off Place De Napoleon in Lucca, this restaurant serves up some amazing food. The produce is fresh and the service unpretentious and fast. We had some amazing food, fresh and of a very high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Battistero 2, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Il Cuore is a great little place, featured in Rick Steve's Italy guidebook, definitely worth including.

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