Located in Piazza del Carmine, Gigi Trattoria is a purveyor of fine typical Italian dining.
The characteristic for Lucca and its surroundings, trattoria Gigi has been located in Piazza del Carmine since the early 50s, opposite the ex convent and church, transformed into the city market during the first post-war years. Exactly the position of Gigi, has given the trattoria one of its distinguishing features: not only a 'simple' restaurant, where everyone can taste the traditional dishes of Lucca and Tuscany, but at the same time a meeting point for groups of friends or families, while enjoying a "quartino" of red wine from the Lucca Hills.
This was Gigi in the past decades and it continues to be Gigi today: sitting in front of a soup of farro,or the typical Frantoiana vegetable soup, a plate of Tortelli ... and to follow with Rovellina, crispy fried chicken or the warming Peposo, our 'friends' (... not 'customers' ...) find themselves relaxing in the atmosphere of a country bar, which still allows you to enjoy mutual friendship.
+39 339 500-9167
PASTA AND BREAD. Fresh, homemade, every day
Here at Gigi, we take great pride in preparing and serving our own homemade pasta and bread. Each day from the kitchen, fresh and tasty bread and pasta are produced.
All meals are served accompanied by our fresh homemade bread: a white, plain, unsalted loaf. This tradition dates back to the 16th century when there was a tax put on salt, changing the way locals thought about baking bread. This old tradition of unsalted bread has carried on and now marks Tuscan bread apart from other regions in Italy.
It may seem flavorless at first but its real job is to soak up all the leftover juices left on your plate, giving it all the flavor it needs and leaving your bread basket empty at the end of the meal.
In all these years of activity at Gigi, we have seen many restaurants opening and closing, many chefs rising and falling. There is always one constant in our Trattoria.
Our staff is like a family. Everyone does everything. There are no chefs nor directors or dishwashers. We believe we are at the same level of importance and commitment and we love what we do. So today you might find Antonella serving the guests and Tomorrow you might find Manola. The next day Antonella might be in the kitchen preparing the bread for the day and Carmine washing the dishes. it's like a family: Everyone does everything.
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REVIEWS OF GIGI TRATTORIA
“Thoroughly enjoyed eating here with family including 3 kids. Everything was excellent - service and food.
After first time we felt there was still many tempting options so went back a second time: all had different meals to the first time and we were just as impressed. Highly recommended.”
***** Tripadvisor (sIDNEY, AUSTRALIA)
Recommended by our hosts, we enjoyed lunch at Gigi's on a sunny afternoon in Lucca. We were lucky in they were not overly busy when we arrived as we probably would have had to sit inside instead of outside. Seated at the edge of the covered area, we thoroughly enjoyed our "typical Lucchese" lunch - Tortelli Ragu Carmine, Pollo Alle Erbe, and a Cannellini all'Olio contorno.
We ended with a caffe each and a couple of local biscotti. Meravigliso!
Wonderful waitstaff, excellent meal, and a great view of the piazza and the miscellaneous locals biking or walking by about their business.
This was the best meal that we had during two weeks of touring Italy. Simple, cibo del povero that filled you up and left you wishing you could eat more!
**** tripadvisor (HILLIARD, OHIO)
Our best dinner in Lucca
“Absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was fresh, tasty and unpretentious. Great local flavors, friendly staff and a great local place!”
***** tripadvisor (ee)
"4 adults 2 small children yet they made us feel completely welcomed! Very traditional, authentic Lucchesi dishes available. With so many choices we decided to share several so we could try many specialties and non of us was disappointed! Excellent value! Hearty portions. Friendly owners serving us!! Would go back for sure if ever in Lucca again!"
***** tripadvisor (PERTH, AUSTRALIA)
“We found this small trattoria by chance and enjoyed a really delicious meal. If you are keen on unpretentious food cooked well and served by friendly staff then we can recommend this to visit. We arrived a little late for lunch but this was not a problem, we did not feel hurried at all and had one of the nicest meals during our visit to Lucca."
***** tripadvisor (ee)
This is Italy!
“This charming small restaurant was where we had an amazing meal. We sat outside on their small patio. The tomato and burrata salad was one of my favorite items. The pastas were fresh and delicious. The service is warm and friendly. I felt like a local enjoying a wonderful lunch in a quaint little restaurant. Loved!!!”
***** tripadvisor (anaheim hills)
Wonderful minestrone soup. had it daily. Great pasta dishes too. Family style atmosphere.Very crowded recommend reservations.
****Tripadvisor (Laguna Woods, California)
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