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Canuleia

via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583.467470
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Ranked #11 of 428 restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Fredrikstad, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This small intimate restaurant is run by a young couple. He is the cook, preparing the most delicious dishes, while she it the smiling and friendly waitress, seeing to that we get the best out of our visit. After a wonderful risotto with asparagus and scallop we returned twice to try out equally good dishes. This is the place to... More

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review

Thank you for your description Regards Eleonora e Matteo More

Tel Aviv, Israel
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We got a recommendation from our hotel's staff to check it out and weren't disappointed. The food was very good, the service very nice. The restaurant is small and romantic. Definitely recommended.

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Buongiorno Grazie della visita e della bella recensione a presto. Eleonora e Matteo More

UK and Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Book early to get a table in the garden in the summer - just round the corner from the anteteatro this has to be my favourite lunchtime retreat when in the walled city of Lucca.

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Buongiorno Grazie della bella recensione. A presto. Eleonora e Matteo More

Guaynabo, null, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, cozy intimate patio, green and precious.. The food? Out of this world!! A jewel right in the middle of the walled city. Eleonora è un sole... E Mateo un'artista!! Would LOVE to be back some day in the near future.

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review

Good morning ,thank you for your visit and for the good review. Thanks Eleonora and matteo More

DC
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were in Lucca for a week and this was our best meal in Lucca! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. They had a very nice wine list, and the service was fantastic. We felt taken care of and that our business was appreciated. Would highly recommend.

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Buonasera Grazie della Vostra recensione lieti di avervi avuto da noi. Arrivederci a presto. Matteo ed Eleonora More

London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My wife and I have taken a few friends here over the weeks we have been in Lucca. This is an amazing restaurant and is possibly one of the best in Lucca. The food is very impressive, I loved the duck primi. The service is excellent, we were very well looked after both times we visited. We will be back... More

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Buonasera Grazie della Vostra visita e delle ottime parole per descriverci Arrivederci a presto. Matteo ed Eleonora More

Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

i took 27 Australians for lunch here and we where treated so well, we where sorry not to be able to have another meal here, but will definitely be back next time we are in Lucca. The risotto was truly amazing and one of the best ones we had in Italy. The dessert OH MY GOD i though i had... More

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Buongiorno , Grazie della vostra visita Eleonora e Matteo More

Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Canuleia has been our favorite restaurant for years, but recently the owners sold to a young couple, Elenora and Matteo. Matteo is the chef and Elenora manages the dining room. We were a bit worried that the quality might change, but the "new" Canuleia quite wonderful. And, the garden is still the most romantic spot in Lucca. Service is professional... More

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Grazie mille della vostra recensione a presto Eleonora e Matteo More

bournemouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Visited this restaurant in the summer, really enjoyed the food and the lovely garden seating. Returned this week and had another lovely meal. The pumpkin and leek strudel with parmesan sauce was amazing. Beautiful clean restaurant. Lovely staff. Not expensive. Well worth a visit.

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Buongiorno grazie per la vostra visita Cordialmente Eleonora e Matteo More

Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Everyone seems to love this restaurant and we had trouble getting a reservation for the night we wanted. However, we were able to get one the next night and so we were really looking forward to being wowed. While nothing was especially wrong with the place I can't say we were wowed or had any desire to go back. We... More

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Buongiorno , grazie per la visita ci dispiace che non abbiate amato particolarmente la nostra cucina , speriamo che possiate... More

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