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Ristorante Butterfly

S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 307573
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Ranked #57 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
83 helpful votes 83 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went to Butterfly just outside Lucca last night. Normally we sit outside under the gazebos but they were only using the inside restaurant which is still very romantic. It really is a great restaurant which serves very imaginative and wonderful food. For my main course I had the "Orient Express" which is essentially Lobster served in two different ways with... More

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sao paulo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

One of the best restaurants during our trip in Italy ! From the starters to the dessert, everything was excellent! Great food, excellent service. I had the best lamb chop ever in this place. We went on a very cold day so we had to seat indoor but they have a very nice outdoor area, try to get a table... More

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Corte Madera, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hot, noisy, crowded, excruciatingly slow service. If you can put up with that, the food is interesting although not up to what one would expect given the reputation and the prices.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This restaurant was a wonderful surprise. We ended up eating here twice in one week. The food was superb (I twice had the lobster millefeuille to start - it's to die for), the service was friendly and the setting in the garden quite lovely. Would highly recommend. Can't wait to go back.

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Kingscliff, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have had dinner here several times and generally been pretty happy just stay away from the Japanese influences concentrate on the Italian style

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