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“Good Italian food with professional staff”

Giovanni's & Luca's
Ranked #6 of 118 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Italian food with professional staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

You cant beat a well run Italian restaurant with professional staff and this one fits the bill. With a large menu full of tasty dishes, food served hot and pasta properly cooked, this place ticks all the boxes. I really liked the deserts as well. Decor and externals are a bit tired, but I guess thats worth a good meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Dreadful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The restaurant is ok, but is so well lit its like being in a cafe, it needs some candles.
The food is bland. The garlic bread was like garlic crisp and was smothered in 'dried' Italian herbs. My main was ok (mushroom pasta), but nothing to write home about, My partners risotto, was quite frankly dreadful. Tasted like packet mix..awful.

We did complain and the staff were very courteous and we did not pay for the risotto plus they offered to make a salad for my partner instead.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“thanks tripadvisor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

found GIOVANI and LUCA,s . on tripadvisor by accident, a very lucky accident . I enjoye every aspect of this experience from the start,
when i rang to book and was welcomed
by a lovely Itaian voice promising to " fit us in ".
The food was authentic Italian , the prices very reasonable , two courses
with drinks and tip came to less than 20 pounds each.

The restaurant was very busy ,every table was refilled as soon as it was vacated, be sure to book or you will not be able to enjoy this delightful piece of Italy in Ilfracombe.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ronald s
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

An unimposing restaurant but with great quality Italian food and lovely ice cream and desserts made by the owners wives. Good house wine too.

Visited May 2013
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Wiltshire
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We booked this on the recommendation of the hotel that we stayed in (The Epchris). The restaurant is run by Italians, and the food is superb. We were made to feel very welcome, and the level of service was excellent. We will ceratinly go back, the next time we stay in Ilfracombe.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Graham R
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