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Gelateria Il Pinguino

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Piazza Napoleone 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Located on piazza. Friendly waiter. Nice place to stop on a hot day for panini and drinks. Did not check cakes and gelato which were on display inside.

Thank Julie C
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great little café... unpretentious with really nice icecream and good coffee. The crepes are delicious. Service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Phil_D_Matthews
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The best pancakes we had in a long time, good service, and great espresso (it is not easy to get a bad one in Italy, though). Kids enjoyed, and so did we.

Thank AnaC018
Ski Municipality, Norway
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great place with very good gelato that are made on site. Good selections and reasonable prices. They have a couple of tables outside where it is nice to sit and relax.

Thank FH127_trip
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Prices are affordable and well worth the food. Their sandwiches are a great easy, filling thing for lunch. Staff is respectful and genuinely nice. They spoke English! Well worth a visit for a calm lunch on the patio.

Thank Mackenzie F
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Lucca is chock full of gelato stores. This one is located in Piazza Grande and offers outdoor seating with shady umbrellas in the summer months. Not the best gelato in Lucca and not the worst. But, they offer the absolute best fresh mango granita in the summer months. Be sure to enjoy it under one of the umbrellas. You'll be... More 

Thank Italianyogi65
Napa, California, United States
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567 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch. At first we thought the Gelateria Il Pinguino only served desert. We found out that they also have a lunch menu with Crepes and Panini Sandwiches. We also have a tomato and mozzarella salad.

Thank Napamel
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Impressive array of flavours - the Frutti di Bosco was absolutely gorgeous and completely overshadowed the scoop of Fragoli that topped off the waffle cone. My husband had Pistachio and Chioccolati, the latter being incredibly rich and nothing like the powdery flavour chocolate ice cream often found in the UK. Van't comment on price as I have nothing to compare... More 

Thank Georgie T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

After a very hot walk round the beautiful Lucca city walls we were in need of some cooling refreshment and Il Pinguino delivered. In a great location on one of Lucca's main squares, this gelateria serves delicious ice cream and sorbets in fabulous flavours. The nocciola is to die for but we also had chocolate fondente and fiordilatte. It is... More 

Thank 969AJW1969
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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497 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We tried a couple of flavours and found the chipolata, lemon, forest fruit and tiramisu icream quite nice / tasteful. Not cheap, but not too expensive for what you get either.

Thank Arjen_Arjen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Napoleone 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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