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Ristorante Butterfly

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S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 307573
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Lusaka, Zambia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One pre-starter as pizza qubes in two colors with one having warm filling which was OK. Followed by starter which was good. Scallops were very good with the froi gras was lacking for my taste a sweet component. Pasta with muscles was nice but nothing special. Lamp was good but not perfectly done. Desserts well nicely decorated. Overall worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little bit out of the way, but worth the taxi journey, I promise! We ate in the garden in tented gazebos. The garden is very pretty and nicely lit. We opted for the tasting menu with matching wines and there were lots of surpises along the way - I won't spoil them all! The amuse bouche was so... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely fantastic. We eat year every year we visit Lucca. The food is sublime, the wines are excellent and the service is fantastic. You would want to be crazy not to visit!

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Mammoth Lakes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten at multiple Michelin star restaurants, we can probably be more critical than some of the other people who reviewed this restaurant. Restaurant has a nice garden. The staff was not dressed to a Michelin standard, suits were a bit dirty and oversized. We had a 6 course meat menu. The dishes were nicely presented but in many cases... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise to dine on impeccable food in the lovely garden at Ristorante Butterfly. Starting with a delicious apertif, compliments of the chef, including a glass of Sparkling Italian wine, we had a sublime meal listening to music, admiring the flowers, and yes, butterflies. If you're in Lucca, you should stop here!

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Thank Kara S
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Ristorante Butterfly on a warm July evening and enjoyed the Fish tasting menu and matching wine pairing! We are sat in garden and found the staff very accommodating. I recently fractured my ankle and they ensured I was sat in a quiet corner and was able to elevate my leg without being promoted I felt this was great customer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summer dining at Butterfly is outdoors on paved sections of the garden under some decorative but also functional awnings (they can be lowered if there's too much breeze). The tables are attractively presented and have small boxes to keep bags and belongings off the ground. It's a wonderful experience overseen by Mariella and attended by the alert and attentive waiting... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had to try this restaurant as we had heard about it from so many people and they were absolutely right; amazing. We had the Sunday lunch menu which is a fixed menu and unless you have allergies or specific foods you do not like, the menu is what the chef prepares. We had three starters, one better than the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We dropped in to Butterfly on a Saturday night and enjoyed a splendid evening. That said, I would recommend making a reservation if you go on a popular day (the restaurant closes on Wednesdays) or in the summer months when tables are set up outside. We were immediately seated downstairs in the cosy and intimate dining room, and greeted by... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Butterfly is a Michelin starred restaurant located in an old house on the outskirts of Lucca. The ambience is homelike, the staff very friendly and welcoming, and the food on the cutting edge of modern cuisine. A tasting menu of dishes using traditional local ingredients was superbly presented and delicious, as were the several amuses bouche and between course tidbits.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S.S.12 del Brennero, 192 Marlia, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 307573

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?