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Gelateria Il Pinguino

Piazza Napoleone 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
4 Oct 2016
“Pleasant cafe for lunch”
31 Jul 2016
“Very good!”
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Piazza Napoleone 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Located on piazza. Friendly waiter. Nice place to stop on a hot day for panini and drinks. Did not check cakes and gelato which were on display inside.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great little café... unpretentious with really nice icecream and good coffee. The crepes are delicious. Service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Phil_D_Matthews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The best pancakes we had in a long time, good service, and great espresso (it is not easy to get a bad one in Italy, though). Kids enjoyed, and so did we.

Thank AnaC018
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great place with very good gelato that are made on site. Good selections and reasonable prices. They have a couple of tables outside where it is nice to sit and relax.

Thank FH127_trip
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Prices are affordable and well worth the food. Their sandwiches are a great easy, filling thing for lunch. Staff is respectful and genuinely nice. They spoke English! Well worth a visit for a calm lunch on the patio.

Thank Mackenzie F
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Lucca is chock full of gelato stores. This one is located in Piazza Grande and offers outdoor seating with shady umbrellas in the summer months. Not the best gelato in Lucca and not the worst. But, they offer the absolute best fresh mango granita in...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch. At first we thought the Gelateria Il Pinguino only served desert. We found out that they also have a lunch menu with Crepes and Panini Sandwiches. We also have a tomato and mozzarella salad.

Thank Napamel
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Impressive array of flavours - the Frutti di Bosco was absolutely gorgeous and completely overshadowed the scoop of Fragoli that topped off the waffle cone. My husband had Pistachio and Chioccolati, the latter being incredibly rich and nothing like the powdery flavour chocolate ice cream...More

Thank Georgie T
Reviewed 22 August 2015

After a very hot walk round the beautiful Lucca city walls we were in need of some cooling refreshment and Il Pinguino delivered. In a great location on one of Lucca's main squares, this gelateria serves delicious ice cream and sorbets in fabulous flavours. The...More

Thank 969AJW1969
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We tried a couple of flavours and found the chipolata, lemon, forest fruit and tiramisu icream quite nice / tasteful. Not cheap, but not too expensive for what you get either.

Thank Arjen_Arjen
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly
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  • Address: Piazza Napoleone 10, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
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