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via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 467470
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 261
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Great place!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Francesco P
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Shanghai, China
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
76 helpful votes 76 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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514 reviews 514 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 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
2 reviews
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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Buonasera Leggo con estremo rammarico la sua recensione,e rimango al quanto basito.Mi creda non è nostra politica rifiutare clienti se... More 

Aptos, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a special birthday dinner at this place the other night. It is on a side street quite close to the apartment we renting. We have tried numerous restaurants here in Lucca and this is one our favorites. We sat in the charming courtyard but the inside is also really nice. The food and service was all excellent. A... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e dell'ottima recensione veramente felici di avervi conosciuto. A presto spero. Crudeli Matteo More 

Valletta, Malta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I found out about Canuleia Tarttoria on via canuleia,when I decided to go to a tabbaci store to buy a Euro ticket. I mentioned that was visiting a certain restaurant,but he insisted that I should visit his suggestion ,and even wrote down his last meal down on a paper and wanted me to re visit him to share my experience.I... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della recensione,veramente lieti di avervi soddisfatto in pieno. A presto Crudeli Matteo More 

Wales UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had a fine dining experience here, be sure to book, if we had not popped in at lunchtime we would have missed out and that would have been a big mistake . The restaurant is located very close to the amphitheatre and we had a warm welcome, the Place is attractively decorated , immediately on entering we could smell... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della recensione,veramente lieti di avervi soddisfatto in pieno. A presto Crudeli Matteo More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In Italy where the food is generally so very good, you don't want to squander your meals on the same place, but this little gem was an exception. A little hard to find, but well worth the hunt. The ravioli Bolognese was outstanding.

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

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This Trattoria the night we were there had a mix of local and tourists. The waiting staff were extremely helpful and always had a smile. My wife and I chose enjoyed the pasta dishes and chose different styles of pasta not readily available where we reside.Vino prices reasonable for quality of wine selected. We had to have a desert to... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e dell'ottima recensione. 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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?