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“Great restaurant in Lucca”

Ristorante Il Mecenate
Ranked #104 of 643 Restaurants in Lucca
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tasty dinner with a group of friends at Mecenate. Food was really tasty from starters to dissert! Wines, including the house red were good also. The waiters were really nice too! Highly recommend this place. Quality price ratio is superb.

Thank Miikkuliina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mecanate lures you in with the whole “slow food, organic, biologic, local , typical lucchese “ cuisine but it’s an amateurish and rather worthy attempt at traditional ‘lucchese’ cooking . It’s slow alright which is fine but they should employ more staff who are more informed about the local produce . We had the antipasta de la casa and the portions were mean , it was good but that’s all. The frittata was appropriately 2 cm x 1cm , and really only tasted of egg . A cube of cheese and 2 slices of meat and a few other bits. Lasagna was rather too soft and again a small portion. I’m not keen on vast plates of food but this was plain stingy . it’s basically ‘Peasant food’ and as such should be generous and honest .
My partner (who is from the area of Garfagnana so is extremely familiar with the menu ) ordered rabbit with beans, not a traditional pairing as rabbit is quite dry as are borlotti plus there was no seasoning whatsoever including garlic . It’s a shame as with more generous portions (or lower prices) and more staff (with more experience ) it could be good .

Thank mrsrossi2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for lunch because we were walking over to Church San Francesco and then parking garage. It is tucked away a little bit from the piazza. The service was not great considering the restaurant only had one other table full. The cheese platter was terrible and should have been brought back. My pasta dish was not cooked well and my nephew got the steak and that was tough to eat. the house wine was very poor and one of the worst of the trip. The overall quality was just not there and can't recommend

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Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had occasion to visit this restaurant in few occasion, normally with colleagues. Good service and good food, simple and really "Italian". You can taste really Tuscan recipes with a good selection of wine.

Thank mdmtodaro
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Spent an amazing evening with friends tasting an array of fresh farm produce and home made pasta ...with hand made butter and 36 month matured parmesan ... to die for

Thank DebbieC014
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