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“Best meal in Lucca”

Ristorante all'olivo
Ranked #104 of 669 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited a friend in Lucca and we had supper at this restaurant. The quality of the food and wine was exceptional. The menu was so good and all the dishes fresh and the taste the best we have had in Italy. It is not a budget meal but worth every sent. We can recommend this restaurant to everyone rhat enjoys good food. Well done

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you care about food AND service give this a wide berth. The staff were completely disinterested sullen morose uncaring disengaged unhelpful. The tone was set by the most senior staff member in the blue shirt and glasses with the green rim. He didn't look at you and more interested in talking to the senior waiter than look at you at all. If you care about service than you can't help feeling disappointed. No fretting at the door, head gesture to the toilet(no sink for men) no passion or interest in you. By the way food was great but that is only one reason for going to a restaurant isn't it. They do not care so why should you

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1  Thank fitmonkey
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our hotel manager recommended all'olivio and we were not dissapointed. Service was great and we had a very pleasant table outside. It was good to see such a fantastic selection of porcini mushrooms and we started by having the porcini tagliatelli. I then had the rack of lamb and my partner had the Cinta (pork steak). We finished the meal off with a creme brulee and the chocolate and pear cake. We had a local red wine which was very pleasant. An excellent meal rounded off by a walk to the anfiteatro for a nightcap and some people watching.

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Thank London1953
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We chose this place because it was busy.
There told us to come back in an hour and we did. We had a table straight away. The staff were very helpful and we all had a lovely time with them. Food was excellent.

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Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We chose this place for a late Sunday lunch because it was full with people and buzzing with atmosphere whereas every other restaurant in Lucca was either closed or empty (it was raining so that didn't help). It also seemed to be full of Italians (possibly local) which we took as a good sign.

We were seated straight away but then it took aaaaaages for our order to be taken, they were busy but it seemed like an odd system where only one waitress could take orders. All the staff were very friendly and polite though.

The menu is typically Italian. I had the spaghetti with burrata which was really, really delicious. The pasta was quite al dente and I do prefer it more cooked but appreciate this is the Italian way. They do a gluten free menu as well.

Usually I'll look somewhere up on Tripadvisor first as it can be a gamble just picking a place randomly but this gamble paid off and I was really pleased that we stopped at Ristorante all'Olive

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Thank Harriet K
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