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Ristorante Butterfly

S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 307573
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Ranked #33 of 436 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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English first
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon for lunch. We were seated in the outdoor pavilion and served a delightfully crisp and cold champagne to get things started. My dining companions chose either the meat or seafood degustation while I asked if it would be possible to prepare a vegetarian degustation for me. I frequently find myself being treated as... More

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Wellington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The restaurant is unpretentious but the food is out of this world. Good value for money compared the similar restaurants elsewhere. We ate a la carte and almost all dishes were sublime. This is a quality experience, not inexpensive but you will be happy

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Perth
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A perfect day and we were seated in a pavillion in the lovely gardens. Most of us opted for a seafood tasting menu with paired wines. A glass of exquisite champagne started things off nicely and the first dish was Red Snapper with crispy skin and young spinach. This was followed by steamed lobster, confit tomato,basil, burrata cheese and crispy... More

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durham uk
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240 reviews 240 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked Butterfly online from the UK weeks ago after reading about it,and we have been anticipating a memorable Michelin starred experience since then and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early,and service was yet to begin,however the team were able to swing into action and we were very professionally accommodated. We were seated in their beautifully manicured... More

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College Station, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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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