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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Trying to impress,but for me this was 10 dishes very alike, and some I had problem eating. Very nice chef, talking with me and explained the dishes in english.

Thank Pia H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Great experience in Lucca. Nice and cozy atmosphere, a great staff, nice chef and most important: brilliant food. However, the 7 courses were a bit much, but nice nonetheless.

Thank casparovic
Massarosa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Me and my Wife went to the Butterfly restaurant on a Friday night in late September. We expected it to be good, but it far and away exceeded our expectations. The Food was outstanding. Cooked with care and love with great local produce and presented beautifully. The service was top notch as well, with the waiters meeting every need while... More 

Thank William m
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Failed to honour our booking 24/09/2016 despite it being made more than a week in advance by the concierge of the Hotel Noblesse. Flatly denied that a booking was ever made and then refused to order a taxi for our return to Lucca. 53 Euros in taxi fares but nothing to eat. Don't go there.

Thank gastronaut2016
Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank Cassandra A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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!

Thank Nicholas D
Mammoth Lakes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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!

Thank Kara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?