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Il Merendero

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 56403
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed two great glasses of wine (white and red) on a nice terrace a few meters away from the piazza Napoleone accompanied by a nice plate of cheese and prosciutto. The service was perfect, the waiter even accepting a special request we had. I...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had an enjoyable lunch of salad and appies with local craft beers and wine from a local winery. The owner was most pleasant and even though he spoke no English communication was not an issue. We ate on the outside patio and would not hesitate...More

Thank get_with_it
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Il Merendero serves a brief menu of simple food like salumi, sandwiches, bruschetta and soups with an extensive list of interesting beers from small brewers. We particularly enjoyed the hearty, tasty local soup prepared with spelt and beans, and the home-made almond biscuits with santo,...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

When we didn't want another pizza/pasta meal, we were fortunate to stumble upon Il Merendero, and had a lovely time. We had an array of 2 1/2 different sandwiches..they even let us have a half sandwich for our small son. Upon ordering, you can hear...More

2  Thank James K
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Over an extended stay somewhere, you find yourself going back to one place in particular over and over again. This is our place. Its not the best meal in Lucca, but it does have the elements that make for a great local. Price, sincerity, quality,...More

2  Thank MAXIPNyc
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

It's not a restaurant. It's not a delicatessen. It's not a sandwich shop. It's a welcoming place where you can find all of these. I tried a typical Toscana sandwich : two slices of bread and in the middle different kinds of cured meats. It's...More

1  Thank Rinaldo S
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stumbled across this place, if you're looking for nice wine and good antipasti this is the place.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is not a restaurant as you might expect, it is an experience. The heavy rock music did not stop, you sit on a stool, you eat with a plastic fork, the local beer is great, there were only 2 staff and the il Tartufaio...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Friendly staff will serve you with attention surrounded by very good music. The food is great and portions are generous. The antipasto toscano is a must, great salumi. I rate it 4STARS (and not 5) because the place is quite small (thus it could be...More

1  Thank aldo c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 56403
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