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Ristorante Butterfly

S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 307573
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Ranked #48 of 431 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
College Station, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant in early July 2014 with two other couples. Since the weather was nice, we opted to sit outside in the lovely garden. We each had the tasting menu, some had fish and some had meat. I am glad I chose the fish menu because the portions were quite large for a tasting menu. The dishes were... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited Butterfly in early June as a surprise gift for my partner's parents who has taken us on holiday. We were not disappointed! From the outset the staff were very friendly and accommodating of our requests despite my lacklustre Italian. We opted for the Chef's Surprise Menu and a selection of house wine, both of which were lovely. The... More

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Paris
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Located 10 km outside Lucca, the restaurant has one Michelin star, which it fully deserves. Price of the two fixed menus (fish or meat) each six courses plus a few extras, is €65, and the accompanying wine menu is €25). I had the meat menu, and everything was excellent. Only minus was a very long 45 minute wait outside on... More

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Amsterdam
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had dinner at Ristorante Butterfly. As to be expected from a Michelin starred restaurant, dishes were very well executed, staf is professional, the setting is very pleasant. Would recommend the tasting menu, fish or meat, as it gives a good representation and good value. For people driving to Ristorante Buttefly, coming from Lucca on the via del Brennero (S.S.... More

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Gold Coast Qld
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Whilst our expectations were very high, due to reading previous Tripadvisor reviews, nothing could prepare us for the absolute joy of the entire Ristorante Butterfly tasting menu experience. We were not dissapointed in any way. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with such genuine professionalism and warmth, the service was the very best from start to finish, you... More

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our first Michelin Star restaurant experience and we were not disappointed! We chose the 6 course fish taster menu and it actually turned out to be 9 courses (the extra 3 complimentary)! Service, attention to detail and of course, food was exceptional. Will definitely go back!!

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Lier, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had the opportunity to stay in Lucca during a weekend. So, I've made a reservation for the “surprise 6 course sunday lunch” for 50 euro/pp, including beverages and wine … a bargain deal for a michelinstar restaurant. But remember : ONLY on sunday ! With our bycicles we drove from Lucca, 5 km north along the border of the... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was not my first visit to Butterfly but, once again, it was an outstanding experience. Our group was outside in one of the gazebos and I treated myself to their speciality pigeon dish as a main course. It always amazes me how very reasonably the wine is priced - you sort of fear the worst bu not here. There... More

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Trondheim, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This restaurant is a real disappointment. Dirty glasses, missing wine, a rude waiter and a sad feeling when we left . If the Michelin-star status is not faked, they should revoke it as soon as possible. The food was good, but absolutely not outstanding.

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Leicestershire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Having read the mainly good reviews for this restaurant we decided to go and have a meal for the last night of our holiday. We were seated in the garden and watched the restaurant soon fill up. As some of our party wanted to try the tasting menu all of our table had to have this as it was only... More

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