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“Typical Tuscany food in downtown”

Il Cuore Ristorante
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Ranked #127 of 623 Restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Il Cuore is a great little place, featured in Rick Steve's Italy guidebook, definitely worth including.
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We had very nice time during lucca Games. Thanks to the sunny day we had food outside. Choose what you like directly from the shelves and then ask the waiter to bring at your table.
From the wonderful Zuppa to the simple sandwich.
Great!

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Thank ChrisItaly
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Il Cuore, the right place for either a romantic meal or a break with friends and family (thistle was the case for me). Very typical food with gorgeous starters and a fantastic pasta. Ragu', Pesto and Fettucine with Porcini mushroom ... What else? The wine menu was very comprehensive and offered a great variety of wines from both Lucca area and the most famous Italian wine areas.
On the top of that, Mr Renato, the gentleman who took care of us, offered very good advices and recommendations as well as a warm and friendly service. Thank you very much indeed! Marco

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Thank Uliveto1972
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I can only reiterate what the last reviewer has said and yes the waiters rudeness was amazing, we ate inside, which is very pleasant, that is where it ends, there are some really good places to have lunch or dinner in Lucca. We are living in Lucca for a period so won't be going again, an assumption that everybody who goes in is passing through is a mistake, look elsewhere.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Lucca has a large abundance of these charmingly located restaurants with outdoor seating that cater to tourists. Nothing wrong with them on the whole, and the food is usually above par. Il Cuore is one to stay away from.

Our lunch was overseen by positively the worst waiter in Italy. We live in NYC and are used to arrogance (hell, we expect it) but its only really tolerable if its backed up with actual competence. But enough about the waiter.

My wife had a stuffed ravioli with a meat sauce. It was actually quite good but the portion was far from adequate. 6 raviolis do not make a primo. I had porcini tagliatelle. A very disappointing choice and wildly overpriced.

The half carafe of barely drinkable house wine was $10. The stale bread and privilege of sitting at their chairs while being ignored by the waiter = $5. water was $4. all and all, $50 for a supremely mediocre set of pastas for lunch.
We deserve better. You deserve better.

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1  Thank MAXIPNyc
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

The antipasti we had were wonderful - selection of salume from Norcino with olives, and figs with cheese and salami. These were enough for a meal. Next course was the lasagna and the gnocchetti with duck. Both were very good. Just remember that lasagna here in Italy is not the same as lasagna in the US. For wine we chose the sagrantino di Montefalco - excellent. The waitstaff was very pleasant and service was a a nice pace. Another lunch that we left both satisfied and "stuffed".

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Thank redmanfloridapvb
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