8,7 /10
182 reviews
1717 reviews

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About the restaurant Gli Orti di Via Elisa

Nel centro storico di Lucca, vicino alla Porta Elisa, è presente da oltre 20 anni la trattoria pizzeria Gli Orti di via Elisa.
Il locale è situato nel cuore della città tra le più interessanti mete artistico-culturali lucchesi come Villa Bottini, il Complesso di San Micheletto, la porta San Gervasio e Protasio, Villa Guinigi.

Lo chef Samuele Cosentino propone i piatti della tradizione lucchese più classica con il costante impegno verso la ricerca di prodotti del territorio e di aziende agricole locali alle quali rivolgersi per l'approvvigionamento.
Il menù della casa varia quotidianamente anche in base al clima e ai raccolti, ma sicuramente non potrà mancare sulla carta la Zuppa di farro e fagioli della Garfagnana, Il tagliere dei salumi nostrali, il Baccalà con i ceci, il capretto, la famosa torta di mele, miele e formentone otto file ed il pane fatto quotidianamente in casa.

Una graziosa veranda dà la possibilità di organizzare cene private godendo di uno spazio riservato. Sono ben accolti gruppi e comitive, ai quali vengono proposti menù tipici di zona o degustazione di pizza con possibilità di variazione per soddisfare ogni esigenza.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€30.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Gli Orti di Via Elisa

Opening time

Pranzo: dal Lunedi alla Domenica dalle 12:00 alle 14:30 (eccetto mercoledi e giovedì)
Cena: dal Lunedi alla Domenica dalle 19.00 alle 22.45 (eccetto mercoledì)

Services

Fabulous
8,7 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
8,6
Service
8,9
Setting
8,7
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
35/182 reviews
Richard N.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Feb 2018
Excellent pasta and pizza
Lesley B.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Oct 2017
Worst waiting time ever experienced. 45 mins for starter. It was,Saturday night arrived 7 15. We like eating outside and watched waiters delivering takealways as we waited.
And my mains was served at the same time as my husbands tortelli with meat. My main course wouldn't fill a sandwich.
Tasty 2 thin slices but served with ordinary boiled beans. Far too small.
Ordered porcini mushrooms as a side dish 7€.. Sent them back as cold. Complained about waiting time too long.
Full dish of porcini mushrooms arrived 8 45 with husbands baby goat. Very tasty served with roast pots and spinach a very good choice.
Unfortunately mushrooms reacted badly in my stomach so next day I had stomach problems travelling back to Pisa then Malta. A long day

Pity as it was the last night of our holiday!
Lesley
Ellen L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Oct 2017
The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes. We loved our starter cheese plate with several different pecorino cheeses accompanied with jam and honey. Our pasta main dishes were solid offerings. Service was good although as the restaurant got very crowded (Friday night) getting our check was a bit of a challenge.
Andrew G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Oct 2017
One of the oldest family run restaurants in Lucca. A real delight to visit.
Ulrich P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2017
Excellent service, very good Pizza, impressive wine list.
Red wine too warm.
Caroline B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2017
A busy, bustling place with a good atmosphere. An interesting menu, not just the usual tourist fare.
Peter B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Aug 2017
Pizza and Pasta was really good, skip the fish...
Tony W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2017
Great service. Try the Fiorentina steak. A lovely evening.
Alis M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Aug 2017
Really nice service. Food local but some accessible choices.
Tony W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Aug 2017
Superb service and food
Allen B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Aug 2017
Beautiful restaurant with a warm welcome from the staff. We ordered a starter of aubergines with a pomodoro sauce that was amazing; the fried chicken was dry but tasty, as were the battered and fried vegetables that accompanied the chicken (the vegetables weren't dry, they were tasty!); and the baby goat was very tender and flavorful. Overall, we would recommend this restaurant.
Radosław P.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Aug 2017
Great food (octopus salad, pasta, fish), some very interesting ideasas like pizza with gorgonzola, pears, walnuts and honey. Wide choice of wine and beer. Reasonable prices for such quality. Only disadvantage may be a little słów service but we were there in the middle of holiday season so it is acceptable.
Katarzyna W.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 30 Jul 2017
I was sat next to a waitress post where they stand staring at me, which wasn't a nice feeling and ruined the atmosphere for me. It was clearly visible they treat groups with preferences and discriminate against those eating alone. The group next to me was offered free maps and much better seating spot. The food was good, the place quiet and waiting time short, but service a little bit disapponting. Three waitresses were standing in the middle of the room talking, and the guys sitting at next table had to call them for service, because they were to busy with themselves.
Tom E.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Jul 2017
Excellent meal with decent choice, thoughtfully prepared food and attentive service. Comprehensive local wine choice too. Our 3yo daughter was extremely happy with her "kids" marinara pizza so families are well catered for.

We had booked for a wedding anniversary meal (via TripAdvisor/the fork) and at the end of the meal were delighted to be given our bottle of sparkling wine gratis plus a cookbook of their dishes. A truly wonderful gesture.

We are only in Tuscany for 9 days but we will definitely return.
Tom H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
4
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Jun 2017
The restaurant has lovely people and a nice room but very poor quality control. The first course of salad with pears and goats cheese had pears so hard and unripe that I couldn't really tell that they weren't in fact apples. When we pointed this out, the manager agreed and ended up not charging for the dish; but they shouldn't have taken the order or sent it out of the kitchen if they knew (as they must have done) that it was wrong. Similarly my fish course was filleted very poorly, with at least ten bones left in the flesh. It was cooked well; but hard to enjoy eating it while worrying about choking. A competent chef should have done a better job. My wife's guinea fowl was just a not-very-meaty leg and the beans accompanying it were oversalted. My vegetables were excellent and the peperonata was good (although the peppers weren't peeled). It wouldn't take that much to make the experience a lot better.
Lynette H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Jun 2017
We have eaten here for many years and the quality of the food has never failed. Lovely fresh vegetables, excellent main courses, very friendly staff. Highly recommended
Susan M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 May 2017
We arrived on time and were seated immediately by a friendly member of staff. We were given a complimentary glass of prosecco as we had been before and we were recognised.
We had a delicious meal and a perfect bottle of local wine to accompany it.
It was our first night in bella Lucca and we couldn't have had a more perfect beginning to our holiday!
We will be returning to Gli Orti very soon. This restaurant is a must when visiting Lucca with professional friendly staff, excellent food and a relaxed ambience. Grazie Mille to all!
Franco T.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
5 /10
Food
4
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 2 Apr 2017
Locale tradizionale, di vecchio stampo. Forse c'era troppa gente, ma la qualita' ha lasciato assai a desiderare.
In compenso il prezzo e' stato contenuto. Merita una controprova.
James G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Jan 2017
outstanding food. Perfect service. Every member of staff was highly knowledgable on the food and wine, patient but perfectly attentive. We arrived late in the evening and were given as much time as we wanted at every stage of the meal. This meal was the fine dining experience at its very best
Dmitry M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Jan 2017
Everything was so good, highly recommend the place!
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