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Giovanni's & Luca's

Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
+44 1271 879394
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (97 reviews)
“veal” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
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11 - 20 of 639 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2018

We came to Ilfracombe with the intention of having a seafood platter without realising seafood restaurants are closed until mid march. After walking around for half an hour we came across this restaurant that looked really busy so we decided to take our chance. The...More

1  Thank SaskiaNF
Reviewed 15 February 2018

One of the beast Italian restaurants i have visited.Good menu,service and wines.Made to feel at home immediately with very friendly staff and good value.

1  Thank john h
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Oh.my.gosh. If you are ever looking for somewhere to eat in Ilfracombe, or indeed within travelling distance I wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant. As a family of four, including a very fussy 11 year old daughter, we rarely concur on the quality of the...More

3  Thank Alison R
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We passed this restaurant and it wasn’t on our short list. After popping to pub & trip advisor for lunch this came very high. Wow what a gem. Lovely atmosphere food proper Italian,puts Ask,zizzi to shame ( in my opinion 😉) yes caramel ice cream...More

1  Thank Fleur P
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This was perfect find for a bitterly cold evening. Staff were very welcoming, the ambience was perfect and the food fantastic, best I've eaten in a long while. Looking forward to the next visit. Thank you!!

1  Thank Jane g
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Olives and pizza garlic bread with cheese to start then tagliatelle with mushroom and Parmesan. All very tasty. Best pasta I have had for ages. Service was great in a busy restaurant. Lovely house red wine and dessert. Seemed very good value to us. Would...More

1  Thank purpledolphin1963
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited Giovanni and Luca’s during a short stay in Ilfracombe as a family, they were very busy for midweek and despite having not booked they were luckily able to fit us in for an early dinner. We are so glad they did fit us...More

2  Thank KevinC1234
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We ate here on our second night whilst staying with family. The restaurant itself was quite empty but the staff seemed quite friendly. Having read the reviews, we felt rather disappointed as we did not experience a good meal or a good atmosphere. The food...More

2  Thank battybatlady
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Booked for dinner with my wife. Was concerned as soon as w received our starters. Very poor presentation. Main course was flavourless, poor presentation again and really the whole meal was well below average. Cannot recommend.

3  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Me and my partner came here to celebrate our engagement on our holiday. Our original plans did not go as they had wanted and we decided to try our luck getting a table. We had been informed earlier in the day that it is a...More

1  Thank crizTNf127
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lorraine b
13 March 2018|
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Response from totnesjohn | Reviewed this property |
as above!
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JaneD28
14 April 2017|
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Response from jw1983 |
No it's a restaurant!
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crlyjam
1 April 2017|
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Response from AndyB-SamT | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to, but it is advisable. We were very lucky and got the last table. It is a popular place and rightly so!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 879394
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