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Il Merendero

#149 of 477 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 56403
11:00 - 02:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 02:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dived into this hole-in-the-wall place against our better judgment but it was pouring with rain. Began by ordering a local white wine and we were brought a bottle labelled "Friuli Traminer". We pointed out the error but were told to ignore the label as he just filled any old bottle out of a cask of local wine. It tasted like... More 

Thank Peter M
Perugia, Italy
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297 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We liked the look of the restaurant when walking by searching for a late-hour lunch on Easter Monday having just arrived. A lucky choice,everyone got whatever they wanted whether it was pasta or soup or a choice of cheeses or salumi or both. The artigianal beer was excellent as well. We were so satisfied we went out of our way... More 

Thank Cocciolino2015
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This place is indeed a hidden location. Near the Piazza Napoleone, Il Merendero has few tables but a unique decor themed from the famous comic festival that Lucca hosts every year. Any comics buff must go to this place for beer, wine or lunch. Special thanks to Claudio for taking care of us and making us feel at home. The... More 

Thank KaterinaZ23
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We chanced on this place during a sunny meander around Lucca and were soon glad we did. Service was friendly and attentive, and the suggestion of a local beer to accompany one of the dishes was spot on. My wife chose the carpaccio, which was melt-in-the-mouth and delicious; I chose the Tordelli con ragu, ditto. Though unprepossessing from the outside,... More 

Thank Charles S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2015

i went for a coffee with my partner and our dog and we ended up tasting the lasagne, absolutely lovely flavouring, I was offered to try the chilli olive oil and wow what a sensation on my tongue !! Have forgotten the name of the delightful assistant/owner but safe to say he made our visit extremely comfortable, even if we... More 

Thank ChelO993
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The restaurant is located at a quiet street away from the big buzz of Lucca. The menu now shows prices and it looked reasonable. However the staff must have been overwhelmed by the three tables it had to serve as it was slow and unfriendly. The foccacia ordered was not what was delivered and very very chewy to put it... More 

2 Thank Ralf A
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Disappointing really as there are so many other nice restaurants in the vicinity. No menu on show or prices, limited choice, pasta or panino. Toilet facilities not great, more of a broom cupboard and the toilet had no seat. However the waiter was friendly and the food was OK. Not much atmosphere at lunchtime, might be better in the evening.

Thank Sheila W
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Carissimi, volevo scusarmi se non siete stati soddisfatti del cibo, e spiegarvi che la nostra scelta di non avere un... More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Great place for a quick bite and a glass of nice wine. Very friendly and free wifi too! Extremely central location, just between San Michele and napoleone

Thank Brian B
Bloomfield Hills
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

greatly enjoyed this little hole in the wall. Nice change from pretentious, expensive restaurant. My wife had farro soup - delicious. I had beef carpaccio with arugula, almonds and shaved cheese, accompanied by artisanal beer. Terrific light lunch.

Thank Caslin
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Good food good wine great prices. Very central location. My wife loved her salad. My wild boar was great. Recommended

Thank true_jock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?