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Serendepico

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Via Della Chiesa Di Gragnano 36, 55010, Capannori, Italy
+39 0583 975026
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprising find on a Tuscan hillside near Lucca! A talented Japanese chef (ex architect) who has taken the usual top quality Tuscan produce and added flavours of Asia that enhance and surprise you. Had a wonderful dinner there a few nights ago for friends from all over the world who all loved not only the atmosphere, sitting out under... More 

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Thank Eatalyfood
Lucca, Italy
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

What to say? A corner of classical but eventually unorthodox cuisine with asian influence... How would you define that??? In regards to taste, very good! We had luck we were there during Lucca Comics too, and to celebrate that the Japanese chef prepared Ramens: something that you have to try to understand how good they are. Just that dish was... More 

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Thank Mizio
Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

What a surprise to find this excellent restaurant right on our doorstep. I loved the fusion of Asian and Italian food and everything was beautifully presented too. We shared the tempura vegetables and fish, and that was a good thing too, as the portion was very generous. I then had the raw and seared scallops for starters, which had orange... More 

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1 Thank IngeDowden
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were stopping at the attached Relais Del Lago hotel for 4 nights and had dinner here once. The staff were really friendly and helpful, but the best thing was the food - absolutely superb, best meal of a 10 day trip to Tuscany. Excellent range of dishes, prepared and presented beautifully. Not cheap, but not bad for Tuscany either.... More 

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Thank Steve W
Farnham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My girlfriend and i were staying at the attached Relais. Although run separately the restaurant is amazing. A beautiful setting with amazing food. Slightly different from the traditional Tuscan food we sampled but this made for an interesting and incredible experience. Everything we ate was delicious and the portions perfect. This is a high end restaurant but we felt the... More 

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1 Thank sticky1986
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

A great restaurant with the possibility to book a private, romantic table for two, where I proposed! Of course she said yes :-) The good is great, the staff is nice and we definetely are in love XXX

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Thank Sander V
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

A very undesired Japano-Italian fusion for people who lived 10+ years in Japan coming to enjoy local Italian food. We would never choose the place, but we were hungry, it was too late, and we just stayed in the same hotel. Very poor balance of spices and salt. Could finish none of the dishes, and skipped the dessert. Good service... More 

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Thank Miroslava S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stunning local foods. Carpaccio of yellow tail and white risotto so delicious. Great wine list too. Brilliant presentation.

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3 Thank Bakerman74
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My friends and I had an amazing meal at Serendipico last night. We are all foodies who live in Washington, D.C. The North Carolina native pronounced the bacon crusted Yellowtail the best piece of fish she had ever eaten. Our Brit who owns a home in lucca went nuts for the porchetta which was taken beyond the traditional boundaries. The... More 

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1 Thank Kate B
Zottegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

From all the 25 different restaurants in the area of Tuscany was this one the most expensive and onfortunately almost the least tasty... They seem to try to bring the "nouvelle cuisine" and the (very small!!!) dishes had indeed a nice presentation, but almost all of them were absolutely tasteless !!! For example : my tartare of makerel came right... More 

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1 Thank DirkVDD
Relais Del Lago T, Proprietario at Serendepico, responded to this review

Dear Mr Dirk, I'm afraid you haven't appreciated our cooking and I regret that, upon arriving home, you immediately dedicated youself to write 3 reviews on our accommodation (including booking.com) where for the 90% you write about prices and how much you eat better and you spend little in trattoria to 300 mt from us. I would point out that... 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
Average prices
$22 - $91
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Della Chiesa Di Gragnano 36, 55010, Capannori, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Capannori
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 975026

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