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Canuleia

via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583.467470
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Ranked #16 of 436 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Manchester
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We always return here for lunch when in Lucca and have never been disappointed. It used to be run by Japanese owners but has changed hands a couple of years ago. It is not the easiest place to find, in a quiet street just outside the amphitheatre, and does not look anything special from the outside. We always eat in... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Recommended by the Chef/Principal of Da Pasquale on a day it was closed, Canuleia gifted us with a meal to remember in a most inviting inner patio. The food was excellent, the service supportive and attentive and the wine selection extraordinary. From the table bread through the final vin dolce, Canuleia gifted us an experience that we do not hesitate... More

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ate here in June 2014 on our last of 5 nights in Lucca and found it to be excellent. Without a reservation we were able to sit at a table on their back patio. Very peaceful and romantic atmosphere. I really can’t say enough about how wonderful the setting felt to us; balmy summer evening air, enclosed by various... More

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Rome, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I agree that this must be one of the best restaurants in Lucca. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but the cozy and welcoming entry opens into a beautiful interior room, reminiscent of an enchanting garden cottage, clean and light green, which leads into the most romantic floral garden. I chose to eat in the garden where the... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the street, but inside there's a very nice and peaceful courtyard where you can sit for lunch. We ordered a couple of meat dishes and a couple of pasta dishes. All were quite good -- the adults as well as the children enjoyed their meals. The atmosphere was very nice, and the service was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here following good reviews from trip but left a bit disappointed. We were seated in the garden which, to be fair was magical as described by the reviews. This is the best point. The service was extremely slow; after taking our order we waited 20 minutes to be served our bottle of wine. Our mains were quite nice... More

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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Canuleia is the most romantic place in all of Lucca. The garden is so beautiful, so romantic. The service is delightful. Elenora makes sure that the wonderful food prepared by her husband, chef Matteo, who for many years plied his trade in Switzerland, gets to you on time and in a friendly manner. I love this place; I have loved... More

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della bella recensione è sempre un piacere avervi in Trattoria. A presto Eleonora e Matteo More

Winters
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We got to Lucca early in the morning and were surprised that Stevie Wonder was performing in the piazza that night. Luckier yet, we found out we could still get tickets to see him. We had to spend the entire day in Lucca waiting to see him, so being tired we were so delighted walking through Canuleia's little entry cafe... More

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie della inaspettata ma molto gradevole visita è stato un vero piacere potervi ospitare da Noi Grazie anche dell'ottima... More

France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very well cooked and well presented food in a secret garden! The restaurant is easily passed by,walk through to a beautiful shaded walked garden great food and servuce

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e dell ottima recensione veramente felici di avervi colpito positivamente. A presto. Eleonora e Matteo More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had dinner with friends at this local restaurant. We booked on line in advance a table in the garden. The food was delicious and the wine recommended by our waitress was great too. The portion sizes were quite small for the price but the quality was top class!

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

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