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“Simple, reasonable, local”
Review of Il Ciancino

Il Ciancino
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and enjoyed part of a menu of the day which offered 4 or 5 alternative dishes per course at a very reasonable price which included water, wine & coffee. The waiter whom must have been the owner was extremely friendly and helpful with the hand written menu. Our children only had a pasta course & desert but my partner and i had a few courses between us. The meat was fantastic as the premises is also a butchers so they can cut any size steak you wish. The restaurant was very basic inside and out however the food and atmosphere created by the very normal italian diners including a man in his overalls and a small family celebrating a birthday made a great atmosphere.

Thank nick m
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and so good to eat with the locals not a tourist restaurant. The panzanella was delicious as was the penned arribiatto (it really was angry) free WiFi too

Thank Aclinick
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling by car and just stop here for lunch.
Restaurant connected with shop which is selling meat etc.
Great food, restaurant really full between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m

Steak ... OMG ...

Thank carllo75
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

We read about this restaurant on TA - it sounded different so we thought we would give it a go and I am so glad we did. I understand they only open two evenings a week - Thursday & Friday. I believe the family that own it also own the butchers shop next door.
We booked (not easy as very little English is spoken) and were the first to arrive at 20:00 hours - by 20:30 it was packed!
We were shown downstairs to a table which was located next to 3 huge vats of wine - we chose the most expensive which was 2.80 euros per litre!!! And it was OK.
The size of the cuts of meat was incredible - we had two of the largest filet steaks I have ever seen.
An unusual and enjoyable experience not far from Lucca and well worth a visit.

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Thank Jackwh1946
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Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Local typical Italian cousin with genuine products. The restaurant owners are also the owners of the salami shop (ita: salumeria) right near the restaurant and for a reason.. They have one of the beat and most reknown meat in the area. If you don't expect much from the restaurant locals itself you'll find good for a very interesting price.

Thank eldios
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