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Giovanni's & Luca's

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Wilder Road | Searock Apartments, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, England
+44 1271 879394
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in around 6pm and the restaurant was already busy. We were fortunate enough to grab a table, other people were being turned away. I strongly recommend you book to avoid disappointment. The staff were friendly and attentitive, great service. The food was excellent, my wife had the chicken in white wine sauce and I had the calzone, both... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious family meal there....food was gorgeous and the service was excellent. The staff were so accommodating and friendly especially towards our two young children. Very reasonably priced for such delicious food!

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Thank Clair H
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Italian anywhere The service is always excellent as is the food. Highly recommend the Fungi Monte Bianco starter and the Tiramisu dessert. The Valpolacheli wine is superb too

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1 Thank Chris M
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cozy atmosphere for either a couple or family dining great attentive service, good menu choice

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my girlfriends birthday the food was gorgeous, the restaurant is clean & lovely, the staff were really friendly & it was a reasonable price, we would recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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Thank Andrew S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant certainly lives up to its reputation. Don't be put off by the uninspiring exterior. Really tasty food, buzzing atmosphere, efficient service. Pizzas thin crust and very palatable. The pasta bake is delicious and the creamy salmon pasta special was also excellent. We just got in by booking that morning. Many of the other top 10 Trip Advisor Ilfracombe... More 

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Thank Greenhillsfan
Cardiff
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in a day before to book a table, and although ours was the only name in the book, when we arrived the place was full. We had a lovely meal, my husband had a steak with pepper sauce which was perfectly cooked. We even managed a desert - the Amaretto trifle was fantastic. The service was a little slow,... More 

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Thank LyndaCardiff
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by friends are were not disappointed xx fabulous service, great host and staff, even answered questions about how to cook perfect risotto!! We had whitebait and mussels to start - amazing!! Seafood spaghetti and chicken& mushroom risotto for main - delicious!! No room for desert! Would definitely go again and would recommend highly!! Pop in and book tho... More 

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Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice. Very pleasant staff. I have not given them full marks as I thought it was a little on the high price side for what we had. I love my food and I just thought it was lacking a bit. The wife had the veal which was ok but not worth the price. The daughter had a... More 

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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table in advance and was glad we did as this popular restaurant quickly filled up. And it's obvious why. Hands down this is the best Italian restaurant I have been to in years. Fantastic genuine service and amazing food. I opted for the mussels which came in a tomato cream sauce and took my time savouring every mouth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?