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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 59
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  • 17
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  • 2
    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
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it doesn't get better than a secluded garden in a medieval city like lucca for a superb dinner. wait staff is experienced and professional, the chef caring and talented. they are lucky to have such an enchanting backdrop! recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

it doesn't get better than a secluded garden in a medieval city like lucca for a superb dinner. wait staff is experienced and professional, the chef caring and talented. they are lucky to have such an enchanting backdrop! recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was the best restaurant we ate in during our holiday this summer, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Provided it's not too hot, the outdoor seating area is beautiful, and the food delicious. You won't find it without a map, as it's on a street off the main amphitheatre, but you will be glad you did.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My hotel had recommended the Canuleia to me, and I was glad they'd marked on my map where to find it. The menu here had some more imaginative offerings than a lot of the touristy restaurants e.g. around the Piazza Anfiteatro. I'd describe it as Tuscan with a slightly modern cheffy twist. I ordered the pappa di pomodoro (local style... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della bella recensione,ci teniamo a trattare ogni cliente allo stesso modo che sia da solo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I would have liked to have given higher review as my risotto, my husband's lamb, and the stuff tomato appetizer were all delicious and the ambience in the courtyard lovely. But the service were atrocious. Three young women attempted to help us, but non took ownership of our experience. They repeatedly walked by US. Without acknowledging us or asking if... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita ci spiace che la grossa quantità di lavoro a volte provochi qualche attesa in più. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were recommended this restarant during our visit to Lucca. The food, service and surroundings were excellent. We had a table in the garden. Remember to make a reservation. The restaurant is not easy to find if you don't know it.

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della bella recensione. A presto spero. Crudeli Matteo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our B&B recommended Canuleia and made the reservation for us. By far, this was our best meal all around for the entire 10 days we spent in Italy. The garden is lovely and relaxing and the food was excellent. It was so good, we were surprised by the reasonable prices - an excellent value. We enjoyed the entire experience!

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della lusinghiera recensione. A presto spero. Crudeli Matteo More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A good place but there is nothing special- outstanding considering the menu/ dishes, wine list, the service and the prices. Just average for an Italian trattoira in Lucca. The only con is the availability of outdoor dining in a relaxed atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Came to Lucca and used Tripadvisor to find a nice place to eat for the evening. I do recommend to make a reservation as there is not a lot of tables in their garden. You can tell that the employees are happy with their jobs, the managers smiling and genuine satisfaction with the place rubbed off on her employees and... More 

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Buongiorno Eccola una di quelle recensioni che ci spingono ad andare avanti sempre con una voglia maggiore. Grazie mille dell'ottima... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the best Italian food we had so far! Great wine list as well and not expensive. Very good price/quality. Try the lamb chops with a bottle of Mastrojanni Brunello!!

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Buongiorno Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recensione. A presto spero. Crudeli Matteo More 

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Canuleia suggested by our guide, so I made a reservation for two for dinner. It's located just off the old Roman Amphitheatre. Table in the open garden behind the entrance. Service was great, food was excellent. My wife had scallops that she said were perfect, I had beef that was to die for. House wine was really quite good and... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recensione alla prossima vacanza in Italia. A presto spero. Crudeli Matteo 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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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