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Giovanni's & Luca's

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Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
+44 1271 879394
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Sat night. We're told that we could only have the table from 6.30 until 7.45 as it was booked up. That would have been OK if the service had been anything but slow. We only had time for two courses. The food was ok but nothing special but wasn't expensive either.

Thank denise956
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant with great atmosphere and amazing food at reasonable price. We were in Ilfracombe for a week and visited twice it as we thought it was best one in town. One minor thing was that all beer was bottled nothing on draft but a no biggy. Must aso mention the service was exceptional.

Thank Mike S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The food in this wonderful Italian restaurant is really delicious! My husband and I are often disappointed eating Italian food outside of Italy but Giovanni&Luca's is an exception! The sweet waitresses were courteous and charming, we only wish we lived nearer the restaurant so we could visit more often!!

Thank Nadia H
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited here for my fathers birthday and all our meals were superb, each of us all agreed we would happily go back anytime and have the same, their home made ice cream is very good too.

1 Thank as50215
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Attentive service, warm atmosphere, beautiful food and very reasonable prices. Recommend the pizzas and risottos, also the amaretto trifle dessert was delicious.

Thank Katherine B
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We don't usually eat Italian, prefer to eat local, but this was recommended, and we are pleased we discovered where it was (it's not obvious!).

Thank DavidF0777
Coventry, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We ate here while staying in Ilfracombe and were pleased we did. The menu has an excellent range of Italian food. On this occasion I ordered pizza which was exactly as expected. Between us we also ordered a bottle of red wine which was also nice. Both the food and service were good, I would certainly recommend Giovanni's and Luca's.

1 Thank Dan P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a real find and an extremely friendly restaurant. The food is very good the service was fantastic. Simply one of the best Italian meals I have had outside Italy and very reasonably priced.

Thank P H
Smethwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant is a little Gem. The staff are so friendly. The food is one of the best Italians I have eaten and I have eaten a few. They have an extensive Menu but of course I had to ask for something not on the menu But this was no problem. I started with prawns and avocado beautiful fresh prawns... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and helpful waiter lovely gluten free pasta that was just like the real thing Pizza was lovely would recommend this place

1 Thank Citroen2CV6

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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, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 879394

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?