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Via della Fratta 36, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 491280
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ravioli” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via della Fratta 36, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The restaurant is in an art gallery and we were in front of it but no signs whatsoever. Then on the side door there s a hand written paper!! Its quite cold. We had ten courses. the first course was great and the second was...More

1  Thank Inuse
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The first surprise is the location : in a museum ! Yes , in the city Center ,we sat in a small room with modern decorations all over and straight away we have been greeted by young waiters ,very professional. We chose the 5 course...More

1  Thank Lella P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Cristiano Tomei is a crazy guy, i first met him when he was doing a pop-up dinner in Prague so then i decided to visit his restaurant in Lucca, Tuscany. The menu is always a surprise, you never get to choose anything - you can...More

Thank Marek D
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We choose the 5 course diner, but it ended in a 8 course (3 courses desserts). The ravioli is to die for, simple but absolutely cooked to the perfection! The risotto on the other end was nearly not eatable. What is it that risotto is...More

Thank Borat4
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I hate writing bad reviews. In fact I think this is a first. I normally just let it go. This is a small room in an art gallery and consequently feels odd from the start. A bit cold and lacks atmosphere. The girl serving is...More

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Location: Odd, unmarked in a museum or gallery of some sort. One must enter the building and ask if the restaurant is there. Setting: Harsh fluorescent lighting in a small space reminiscent of an elementary schoolroom. Hardly intimate. Some laminate missing from one furniture piece....More

1  Thank Walter V
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Small, intimate, sublime dishes, impeccably perfect personnel and unlimited chef. "Primitive steak", red cabbage reduced to the drop of essence. Felt like Alice in Wonderland - excited, sometimes scared ;-) but all the time eager for more. Perfect end of romantic day in Lukka

Thank Waldemar K
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had read the reviews saying this restaurant was hit and miss, that it was experimental, that it was different, special, artsy. 2 out of the 7 dishes were good (one of them great). And 5 not so much, some actually were quite boring or not...More

1  Thank Victor J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We know that modern/ creative cuisine is often a hit and miss but we decided to give it a try based on the positive reviews and the Michelin star. First impression of the restaurant... strange ... as it was in the hall of a museum...More

Thank Linouite
Reviewed 27 July 2017

L'imbuto is within the contemporary art museum. The wine list shows a lot of expensive French wines and not so much italian wines. It does'nt show them by region, but by grapes: strange and difficult, but Yea perhaps 'creative'! Creative seems also to be the...More

Thank ludovicus D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Fratta 36, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 491280
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