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“A stumbled across treasure”
Review of Il Merendero

Il Merendero
Ranked #184 of 587 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A stumbled across treasure”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

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

Visited October 2013
Thank Chris S
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A fresh approach to a light meal”
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 is a spread of meats and cheese that you would expect for a Sunday lunch.
For a light meal with a difference it is an alternative place to go.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Peter W
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Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tuscany at its best”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

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 difficult to find a seat) and there is not an immense variety of dishes. But if you are in Lucca and want to have lunch, this is the place you wanna go to!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank aldo c
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