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“Sorry to downgrade”
Review of Lucano

Lucano
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Lucano – restaurant - cafe - pizzeria - bringing you freshly cooked Italian food for all times of the day. Whether you just want a cappuccino or three course lunch you’ll find it all here. Children's menu and also a full wine list available from 11am.
sussex
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191 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Sorry to downgrade”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We have known this restaurant in Kirkwall for four years and I am sad to downgrade my previous excellent review.
The food is still good and the wine list, with each Italian wine being described in detail with the province it comes from, is very good.
However this time, a special choice for our last lunch after one month in Orkney, was disappointing:-
we were on a corner table which seemed to be invisible as there were no menus, no bread, no real welcome, the wine had to be reordered four times and requests, such as no cream on the dessert, were ignored.
I can only assume they were short staffed with the owner and one hard-working experienced waitress being not very well supported by a young trainee.
I hope things have improved next time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Huge menu, and great changing specials”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I've visited Lucano's a few times with family, and am always very impressed with the menu. There are a few choosy eaters in my family, so to satisfy them (and have them return) is no mean feat, and the specials always satisfy the more adventurous palates.

Service is generally very good. My only gripe is that, due to the wooden floor and large open space, it can feel a bit cold and lacking of atmosphere - but that is more than outweighed when the food arrives.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Craig C
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Moray, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“perfect weekday meal”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

friendly staff, good food and local beer. we were just looking for an easy, reasonably priced meal for our first night in Kirkwall. This restaurant was perfect.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Louise H
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Great menu with a wide range of italian and other specialities to choose from and very friendly staff. Meal was beautifully cooked. Tried to go back for a second visit on a Friday night only to discover to our disappointment that it had been booked out for a private function.Humph!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Bearair52
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Sedona, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quick Lunch”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were on a tour and only had a limited amount of time to eat. Our lunch was prepared very quickly as requested. The food was good although my friends was not as she requested. But, we were rushed so we didn't ask them to change it. Otherwise we would have rated it excellent. Nothing fancy-but fresh,tasty and at a reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Sheila W
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