We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely place with good food to watch the world go by”

Il Cuore Ristorante
Ranked #133 of 584 Restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Il Cuore is a great little place, featured in Rick Steve's Italy guidebook, definitely worth including.
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely place with good food to watch the world go by”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We ate here before the Puccini recital, good varied menu & all we ordered tasted great! Sitting at a junction you can see how Luccan's interact between car drivers cyclists & walkers - all get on & without fuss! Then a short walk to the church.

Helpful?
Thank TreeMen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

224 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    66
    74
    39
    22
    23
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nothing to eat!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say - our first meal out in Lucca and we should have listened to our womanly intuition when we asked to be seated and he told us to go to the menu stand and wait....

We did for nearly 5 minutes! Now this wouldn't have been a problem if the restaurant served over 200pax buy they have 6 tables ??

We sat down at 8pm and they had nothing left on the menu to eat including PIZZA. The waiter was rude and quite frankly the meal was below average. A big disappointment to our
table of 5.

I hope that this is not the norm??

Helpful?
Thank Candice21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
england
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A gem in Lucca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Probably one of the best bar/restaurants in Lucca for food, drinks and great staff - I cannot believe the pervious review !! we have visited this place many times on several different holidays and always find the staff very friendly and helpful - especially to tourists including ourselves !! The food is excellent and the wine is great - the 2 main waiters are always helpful in advising people on wines etc. we will definitely be returning.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Numptyy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Terrible place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We were served by the most terrible & rude waiter in the whole world.
It took 45 minutes to bring us the food & we were not allowed to ask him any question.
I realized the Italians were treated different to tourist in this restaurant.
Please don't go to this restaurant.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Baristalondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Italy
Level Contributor
110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Typical Tuscany food in downtown”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ChrisItaly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Il Cuore Ristorante also viewed

Lucca, Province of Lucca
Lucca, Province of Lucca
 
Lucca, Province of Lucca
 

Been to Il Cuore Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing