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“Superb restaurant in Lucca”

Ristorante La Norma
Ranked #39 of 680 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I happened to see this restaurant as we were strolling one evening down Via San Nicolao near the Porta Elisa, and the atmosphere looked so inviting that we decided to come back the following night for dinner. We are so glad we did! Our server, Elisabetta, greeted us warmly and immediately offered bread and small plates for tasting the gold-medal-award-winning olive oil on our table. It was amazing! Elisabetta translated the menu choices for us and made a wonderful wine recommendation. We enjoyed the bread, olive oil, and a plate of Sicilian cheeses along with our wine for antipasti. After the cheese plate, we both had Pasta ala Norma, which is homemade corkscrew pasta with a beautifully done red sauce and eggplant. It was delicious - the best sauce we've had on our trip to Italy, and we've tried many! We were too full for dessert, but we had mentioned to Elisabetta in passing that we were tempted by the cannoli, so she brought us a small sample free of charge with our after dinner cappuccinos. Do not miss the cannoli!! This restaurant has been open only one week, but I am certain it will become more and more popular. You must visit this restaurant in Lucca!

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on the recommendations of a friend that lives locally. Wow. We had the degustation menu and the food was fantastic. Chef Carlo took great care in the preparation of the dishes. The wait staff were also great. Attentive and helpful in any translation required. This is our third trip to Lucca and this is probably the best that we've had here. Will certainly be back.

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Date of visit: January 2019
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Date of visit: January 2019
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Date of visit: November 2018
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