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Il Geco Circolo Eno Gastronomico

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Via Michele Rosi 34 | di Fronte a Via San Leonardo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 (0)583 494538
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Il Geco is in the neighbourhood we are staying so we decided to try it on a sunny Saturday for lunch. The first surprise is the main room at the end of a long entranceway - it looks very comfortable and "warm". However we dined in the garden which was the second surprise as it's by no means obvious from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Don't really understand all the glowing reviews here. The food was good, but we did not feel welcomed. First, we had to fill out a form with our name, etc (supposedly some kind of legal structuring of this place as a public pub or something). There was only one other table of people, but it then took them forever to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Came recommended and didn't disappoint. On our first visit for lunch in the garden, we had pasta and it was delicious. We returned another night for dinner and the food was equally good. Portions of meat were large and well presented. The dessert of crepe with fruits of the forest was beautiful. All the staff were welcoming and friendly .... More 

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Victoria Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We paid for 5 courses. Loved the papa pomodoro and asparagus gnocchi but the pork was tough and chewy. Don't get me wrong, the service was very good and the ambience is also great. Lovely evening so we sat in garden. Just needs to get a couple of the dishes perfected.

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grazie davvero per i gentili apprezzamenti. riguardo al maiale in realtà si tratta di cinta senese per cui capiamo che... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Our dinner was the most memorable thus far in Italy and we have definitely had some amazing experiences to date. Stefano and his team showed a perfect balance of professionalism, passion and knowledge. We can't fault this newly refurbished restaurant. The food was charming yet plentiful. The flavours from each dish sang and we were compelled to keep ordering. It... More 

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La giusta replica dovuta alle recensioni totalmente positive come questa sarà standard sia per questa che per tutte quelle e... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We heard about Il Geco from Australian visitors who we met in Venice. They said it was the best ristorante in Lucca and they were right. We stayed 7 weeks in Lucca and tried many excellent restaurants but Il Geco was the best. The pasta dishes and the sauces were fantastic. Preparing the meals with traditional family recipes and fresh... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by trip advisor. Excellent food and terrific service. It was full both nights we went, but we still got great service. Try the chocolate cheese cake. Not what you think it is. It's better.

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Thank ernie g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing and the restaurant was cozy but not cramped. The menus are on small slate chalk boards and is changed frequently when he gets fresh meats and produce to create his dishes and deserts. We speak very little Italian but the waiter was patient and friendly and explained the menu to us. You will remember this place forever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Tried this lovely restaurant on trip advisor recommendations & we were not disappointed. Food delicious ( loved the pork in lemon), house wine good. Staff friendly & take time to explain menu. Very good value meal. So good we booked in for another visit that was just as good as the first visit. Book you won't regret it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a 'locals' restaurant - you need to know about it. Filled with artefacts from the owner's family history the setting is quirky, with a homely feel. The owner is extremely helpful and has great pride in his restaurant. There is a little terrace you can eat in - although it was too hot when we were in Lucca.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $36
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Michele Rosi 34 | di Fronte a Via San Leonardo, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)583 494538

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