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via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 467470
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 278
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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 13
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  • 1
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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
Great restaurant, excellent food, super staff

The restaurant serves great real italian dishes, the staff is wonderful. They even helped me finding espresso cups I wanted to buy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
christiaan1985
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utrecht
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The restaurant serves great real italian dishes, the staff is wonderful. They even helped me finding espresso cups I wanted to buy.

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Canuleia was recommended by friends at home (USA) when they heard we were going to Lucca. It's located near the Anfitheatre on a small back street. The service and food was terrific (husband/wife team). The highlights were a delicious tomato soup (gratis from the kitchen) before we shared a warm artichoke/octopus salad which was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere too.

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Rolling Hills Estates
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25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The amuse bouche from the kitchen was delicious - a bread thickened tomato and basil soup. MY First course was equally delicious, the vegetable strudel with a pecorino sauce, and my husband enjoyed his octopus salad. So I was looking forward to the special which I'd ordered, salmon ravioli with a cream pea sauce. What a winning combination. However, when... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Three of us had dinner at Canuleia last week. It was the fourth time I have eaten there and each time it gets better. This is a charming, first class restaurant - not actually in the tourist area but fairly close to the Anfitheatre. The restaurant is owned/operated by a husband/wife team, Ettore and his wife. He is the creative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our hotel recommended canuleia and we weren't disappointed. Great food, attentive, graceful staff and a good atmosphere. Somewhat hidden down a back street so take a nap!

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie mille della visita e dell ottima recensione veramente lieti di avervi soddisfatto. A presto Crudeli Eleonora More 

Shanghai, China
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225 reviews 225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place in Lucca! One of the best restaurant of Lucca. Excellent food with excellent service in a very nice atmosphere! Not to be missed.

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Buongiorno Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recensione. Eleonora Crudeli More 

Weston, FL
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of the nicest lunches I had while in Italy. Charming place, wonderfully off the beaten path and away from the touristy area. The restaurant is so nicely decorated, warm and inviting. We got to meet the Chef and owner, who made some fantastic dishes for us. I wish I had taken more pictures of the food. The Parmesan souffle... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e dell'ottima recensione al prossimo anno. Crudeli Eleonora More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had been to some great restaurants in Venice and Rome. In common with Canuleia Trattoria, they all were family owned and operated, small, and charming with fabulous food. It is a small place in Winter, but opens onto a courtyard in Summer, in an ancient setting next to what was once a Roman Amfiteatro, now the center of this... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie mille delle varie visite durante il vostro soggiorno a Lucca è stato un vero piacere fare la vostra... More 

Sun City West, Arizona
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261 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a find! Wandering around the old "amphitheater" area of Lucca, we saw this little restaurant. After shopping, we decided to go back for lunch. Excellent choice. There are only a few tables, but we were shortly before 1:00 p.m. and got a table. Enough selections; reasonable prices. Friendly service. When I paid the bill, the chef actually came out... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie mille della visita dell'ottima recensione veramente lieti di avervi soddisfatto a pieno. A presto spero. Crudeli Eleonora More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been told that the kitchen was just closing and was refused entry. This surprises me as it was only 7pm but didnt want to query it and I only visit restaurants where I feel welcome. I fear that the real reason must have been that I was travelling alone. Disappointing as I was looking forward to a good meal in... More 

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buonasera Leggo con estremo rammarico la sua recensione,e rimango al quanto basito.Mi creda non è nostra politica rifiutare clienti se... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 467470

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?