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Ristorante Butterfly

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S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 307573
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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New Years evening

Great food. Very creative presentation of the 9 plates. We feel we got Value for our money. Good atmosphere and happy people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Very creative presentation of the 9 plates. We feel we got Value for our money. Good atmosphere and happy people.

Thank ester_peter
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was difficult to find In The gps and the staff did not speak good English to explain how to find it. When we arrived they left us outside and did not answer the bell. Once at our table the took a long time to serve us. They had menus but would not allow us to have two different... More 

Thank robert a
Chichester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had lunch here on a grey, rainy Sunday on 12 September for a birthday treat, therefore sat inside due to the weather. The ambiance was a little stilted but the food and professional, friendly service elevated the whole experience. We opted for the menu Sopresso (surprise) created by the chef. We were asked if there was anything we could... More 

Thank 2hopeless
Odense, Denmark
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant charming and with delicious food and wine, 7 courses and still quite cheap. I don't know about Michelin stars, but we had a wonderful experience with all the dishes.

Thank htc32
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

need to leave this review as i believe this restaurant is a joke, from our arrival to our departure we were subjected to POOR service by waiters in over sized crumpled suits, with rigid stern faces, devoid of the possibility of smiling. POOR overpriced food, my personal favourite was Veal on the bone, Which was accurately advertised, Three TINY pieces... More 

1 Thank RONEastSussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Great food, staff couldn't be more helpful. Tasting menu was exceptional. Kids have decided that this is the best restaurant they have ever been to, and are still talking about it 1 week later. Definitely worth a visit.

2 Thank Marco B
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

It was our first visit to a Michelin Star restaurant and we are so taken back by the level of inspiration that the chefs can create from local ingredients it was above and beyond what we expected. Please if your ever in Tuscany take the time to visit for a spectacular night to remember plus it was so reasonabley priced.

1 Thank Nigel R
Stockport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting, fish tasting menu and excellent wine. A superb restaurant. The lobster tartare was delicious, followed by the star dish of fried crispy anchovies with a salsa. Risotto with vongole was cooked perfectly, followed by seafood ravioli and wild sea bass. Desert was a peach tarte tatin with peach meringue and almond ice cream. Great meal!

Thank Sean D
La Jolla,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This Michelin starred restaurant is located in the garden on the road north of Lucca. I took a tasting menu for €100 with wine. Every course was superb. Service was very solicitous. It was a most enjoyable evening and great value for the money.

Thank ManOLaJolla
Peachland, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I had made a mental note if this restaurant after reading about it in our Michelin guide. After doing some sightseeing and heading back to Lucca on the highway my husband saw the sign. I told him to turn around figuring we would make a reservation for dinner we were pleased to find that they were serving lunch. This was... More 

2 Thank Lelani G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 307573

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings

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