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“Highlight of Lucca”
Review of La Tana dell'Orco

La Tana dell'Orco
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Ranked #39 of 590 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highlight of Lucca”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just had dinner at La Tana dell'Orco, and it was very good. Genuine, freshly-made food, very kind staff and not at all expensive.

I've read here, on TA, that some people had to wait very long for their food, but that didn't bother us at all. We arrived there at 7 though, and it was still empty; it was full when we left. Maybe timing becomes an issue when it gets more crowded, I don't know. That might be the only reason to complain about the service, because they could not be more kind!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Nice italian food with for an average price”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place two times during our stay in Lucca. Definately one of the best places here. It's located pretty close to the train station and works all the day (without any siesta :). There is also a quick free wifi Internet connection available in the restaurant and you can enjoy your food without any stops in browsing the Internet. All the food we tasted was delicious and we enjoyed it very much. Food is prepared from the scratch and you definately should taste the home made pasta with seafood and ravioli. Strongly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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Iasi, Romania
1 review
“Razvan”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Very good food, very friendly service, awesome cozy and quiet location. Everything is homemade and fresh. If you are on a trip to visit the beautiful old town of Lucca then this location is the best to start with since it is right next to one of the town's gates. I loved this restaurant, the great food and the italian charm of the owners gives you a great experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fredensborg, Denmark
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“Very rare that you dissapoint me TP”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

But this restaurant must have had a change of ownership or something. I think that everybody that was there was surprised when they arrived...maybe even puzzled thinking "No lets stay it has so good reviews...". Then after a while subtle dissapointment with a mimic saying "...lets just get up and walk out of here... we can still do it..."

But my god this was so disappointing. Not that the food wasn't okay or that the gentleman behind the bar wasn't extremely friendly. But the atmosphere was horrible and the place felt a bit untidy somehow.

But everything was so slow and when the food arrived it was definitely eatable, but completely lacked the quality/passion that we expected based on TP reviews.

Very dissapointed with this experience

  • Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“This is what "Italian" is all about!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My family (8 of us) ate lunch here. The owners, Claudio and Simonetta, seemed like family before we finished eating. Everything on the menu is homemade delicious. They even serve hamburgers.
This place is not far outside the walls, but is not be be missed for great food and Italian charm to the max!!! From the antipasti to the pizza to the pasta, we loved it. The hugs and kisses at our goodbys ensured our return!

  • Visited June 2013
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