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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic tasting menu

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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EAST SUSSEX
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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!

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La Jolla,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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.

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Peachland, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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