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Canuleia

via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583.467470
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Ranked #10 of 431 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We have had a chance to enjoy quite a lot of restaurants in Lucca over the years. This is really one of our favorites. Exemplary service and wonderful food served in their inner courtyard. Make sure to book since people come in all the time only to get disappointed that it is full.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

relaxed garden setting fabulous food, simply walk through the entrance and chill....the Rabbit starter is a must.....washed down with the local beer.....

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Bern, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you walk down the street and see the restaurant "Canuleia", you wouldn't imagine how nice it will be! It seems like there are just tables on the inside, as there are no tables in front of the restaurant. BUT: They have a lovely patio! + The atmosphere is really amazing. We loved the nice and quiet patio. + Even... More

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Bristol
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited Canuleia in April 2014, enticed by the other reviews. It is central on a quiet alley. Didn't get to see the garden because the weather was terrible that day, however the inside is nice although tables a little close for my liking. As we arrived somebody was leaving due to the restaurant being full. Luckily I had booked... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just off the main Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Canuleia is almost hidden away from crowds, making it a perfect recovery place after a long day of exploring the city. There is a large inner courtyard where food is served during the summer months. Pretty but extremely hot and stagnant on hot days. No air flow whatsoever - So best avoided until sundown.... More

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UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The beauty of trip advisor is the variety of views people have about a similar experience. We dined the same night as the previous reviewer. The location is spot on, the garden a lovely escape from the heat. Our steak was beautifully cooked as requested, the rest of the food was fresh and well presented. A good wine was chosen... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was really looking forward to this meal, especially given the lofty rating, but I don't think the food matches the hype. As others have mentioned, the setting in an outside garden is beautiful. I think that has a lot to do with the good feelings of many diners. After a good pasta to start, our main dishes were disappointing.... More

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie della visita ci creda siamo veramente dispiaciuti di non essere stati all'altezza delle Vostre aspettative. Con la speranza... More

Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Canuleia is consistently fantastic! The food, atmosphere and friendly and courteous service make it our 'must do' every time we visit our home in Tuscany. thank you Eleonora and Matteo!

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie mille delle varie visite e della ottima recensione credo e spero che ci rivedremo presto. Un caro saluto... More

Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You can see in previous reviews that I have dined annually at Canuleia the past 3 years including an engagement meal in 2013 to celebrate with my new fiancé. We retuned to Lucca in 2014 to get married in my grandfathers home town just outside of Bsgni Di Lucca. We reached out to Eleonora and Matteo (who own Canuleia) about... More

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie mille delle ottime parole per noi è stato veramente gratificante fare parte del vostro"magico momento" E' stato un... More

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