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Canuleia

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 16
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Pretty setting

What makes Canuleia is the pretty rear garden setting. The food is also pretty good -- modern takes on Luccan cuisine -- but we didn't feel it was the transporting experience others have reported. Still, a lovely place to spend an evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What makes Canuleia is the pretty rear garden setting. The food is also pretty good -- modern takes on Luccan cuisine -- but we didn't feel it was the transporting experience others have reported. Still, a lovely place to spend an evening.

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London
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by the owner of our Lucca accommodation. We could not have chosen a better place to spend Christmas Eve. The welcome was warm and friendly, a gift of honey was given to each couple, the menu was superb with a lovely variety of dishes, the wine was local and reasonably priced and the service was... More 

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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 soddisfatto a pieno. Crudeli Matteo More 

Singapore
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this small place by accident and were surprised by the quality of dishes and low prices: amazing risotto with truffles, fantastic osso bucco, great overall experience.

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno E' un vero piacere ricevere la vostra recensione positiva grazie ancora. Crudeli Matteo More 

Chester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a rare restaurant that combines fine dining with warm personality, because owners Eleonora and Matteo are not only good at creating innovative and memorable food but are a charming couple. In warm weather, the garden is a beautiful place for lunch or dinner.

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Buonasera Grazie per le varie visite nel corso degli anni e dell'ottima recensione è sempre un piacere rivedervi. Un caro... More 

Naples, Italy
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a very warm and inviting "Trattoria". Very nice menu with interesting appetizers, first and second courses and desserts. Not to mention the very nice selection of wines. Service was excellent. Will definitely return to taste other menu items. Recommended.

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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e della bella recensione. A presto. Matteo More 

Englewood, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

What a beautiful little restaurant in lovely Lucca! This was one of our favs in all of Italy! The leek and potato cake appetizer was to die for! Everything here is great and should not be missed when visiting Lucca!

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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recensione A presto Crudeli Matteo More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

One of the most pleasant experiences we have had in our travels through the years. We were in Lucca for four nights and dined here on two occasions. One night outside as it was perfect weather and the second inside as it was cool and windy. Both were equally as enjoyable. We can recommend the leek cakes for starters, ravioli... More 

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

Antwerp, Belgium
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248 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A very nice place to eat. I had a fabulous tomato soup starter and the usual antipasti. The risotto was excellent as was the fish. A good selection of wine and sitting in the flowery garden on a summer's evening was enchanting.

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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recensione. Crudeli Matteo More 

Greenwich, New York
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Canuleia restaurant was by far our favorite restaurant in Lucca. It is located near the Piazza Anfiteatro, and is spacious but intimate, with a lovely garden in the back. The food is exceptionally fresh and good. We had two dinners there, and were very satisfied with the service, the setting, and the delicious food. Reservations are a must. We were... More 

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Buonasera Grazie mille delle ottime parole veramente lieti di aver contribuito positivamente alla vostra vacanza. Crudeli Matteo More 

Tilburg, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Guided by the recommendations on TripAdvisor we visited this restaurant. Food and ambiance are great. We had the tartar as a starter and the osso buco and sea bass as a main. Two deserts, a bottle of local red wine and a bottle of still water. The starters were really great, with the meat slightly spicy and accompanied with great... More 

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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e della bella recensione che ci inorgoglisce e ci spinge a fare ogni giorno meglio.... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?