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“Excellent food..Service average..Great atmosphere..Overall good”
Review of Canuleia

Canuleia
Ranked #33 of 631 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great food- the rabbit was excellent. The pesto tagliatelle with burata very good. Decent wine list.
Waitress delivered food and never saw her again for f/u. Had to request check twice. Slow, slow slow even by Italian standards.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

What a find! Tucked away around the corner from the tourist traps surrounding the Anfiteatro is this lovely restaurant, where for a few Euros more you can enjoy food and and surroundings far and away better.

Nearly all antipasti and primi piatti are €10. I had a red tagliatelle with pesto and burrata cheese that was light and delicately flavored. My main was a bacalla (salt cod) with a warm tomato and olive compote for €18. Most mains are around that price (some a few Euros less), the most expensive at €23. The main was also delicious. House salads feature very fresh and varied greens.

The second time we dined there we enjoyed the foie gras (€13) and the scallops antipasti. Marvelous. The stuffed rabbit main was outstanding.

The wine list is incredible. A large selection of well-curated, mostly Tuscan wines, including some Lucca varieties. Many bottles are in the €20 range and, as everything else here, an outstanding value for the price. There are some bottles closer to €100, but most are much less.

From what we could tell, everyone around us was very much enjoying their meal as well and all dishes were beautifully presented and plated.

Desserts are wonderful (lemon semifreddo with strawberry sauce and white chocolate mousse with vinsanto, both €5) and you can enjoy a nip of limoncello or vinsanto for just €2.

Service is friendly, fast and unobtrusive. We dined in the beautiful, lush back garden. Although it's common to see children during the high season, it was a very romantic, beautiful setting for a meal. I have a feeling this is a very popular place with Luccan locals throughout the year. They are also open for lunch from 12:30.

This is a perfect choice for an outstanding, memorable meal that won't break the bank.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Wonderful restaurant. Real value for money and fully enjoyed the dinner, setting and service. Highly recommended.

Thank Klaus-Bj
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We fell upon Canuleia whilst looking for another restaurant and were not disappointed. The outside garden seating area was exquisite and ideal for a hot July evening. The restaurant quickly filled up, but the service was quick and highly attentive. The food was exquisite, slightly nouveau, but there was enough of it to feel as if I had eaten well.
Probably not the best value but when you wrap in everything else well worth it....as to mosquitoes, they are everywhere in July!

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Thank JonBunston
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We had dinner in a beautiful garden in the back of the restaurant - it was magical and special!
The food here was all excellent. The pasta was cooked to perfection - al dente. Everything on the menu was well prepared and delicious. From the outside, the restaurant doe not look like much, but go inside and out to the garden - sit and eat what they bring you and it is a bit a heaven in Lucca! I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was very good and the prices very fair.

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