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Il Merendero - CLOSED

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 56403
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
19 Oct 2016
“Shabby Dive, cheap and nasty food”
31 Mar 2016
“Small enough to be WELCOME”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dived into this hole-in-the-wall place against our better judgment but it was pouring with rain. Began by ordering a local white wine and we were brought a bottle labelled "Friuli Traminer". We pointed out the error but were told to ignore the label as he...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We liked the look of the restaurant when walking by searching for a late-hour lunch on Easter Monday having just arrived. A lucky choice,everyone got whatever they wanted whether it was pasta or soup or a choice of cheeses or salumi or both. The artigianal...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This place is indeed a hidden location. Near the Piazza Napoleone, Il Merendero has few tables but a unique decor themed from the famous comic festival that Lucca hosts every year. Any comics buff must go to this place for beer, wine or lunch. Special...More

Thank KaterinaZ23
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We chanced on this place during a sunny meander around Lucca and were soon glad we did. Service was friendly and attentive, and the suggestion of a local beer to accompany one of the dishes was spot on. My wife chose the carpaccio, which was...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

i went for a coffee with my partner and our dog and we ended up tasting the lasagne, absolutely lovely flavouring, I was offered to try the chilli olive oil and wow what a sensation on my tongue !! Have forgotten the name of the...More

Thank ChelO993
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The restaurant is located at a quiet street away from the big buzz of Lucca. The menu now shows prices and it looked reasonable. However the staff must have been overwhelmed by the three tables it had to serve as it was slow and unfriendly....More

2  Thank Ralf A
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Disappointing really as there are so many other nice restaurants in the vicinity. No menu on show or prices, limited choice, pasta or panino. Toilet facilities not great, more of a broom cupboard and the toilet had no seat. However the waiter was friendly and...More

Thank Sheila W
Marco M, Proprietario at Il Merendero, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015
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Carissimi, volevo scusarmi se non siete stati soddisfatti del cibo, e spiegarvi che la nostra scelta di non avere un...More

Reviewed 4 March 2015

Great place for a quick bite and a glass of nice wine. Very friendly and free wifi too! Extremely central location, just between San Michele and napoleone

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 17 October 2014

greatly enjoyed this little hole in the wall. Nice change from pretentious, expensive restaurant. My wife had farro soup - delicious. I had beef carpaccio with arugula, almonds and shaved cheese, accompanied by artisanal beer. Terrific light lunch.

Thank Caslin
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Good food good wine great prices. Very central location. My wife loved her salad. My wild boar was great. Recommended

Thank true_jock
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine
Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 16, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 56403
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