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Canuleia

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Via di Canuleia 14, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 467470
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12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 19:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From our original experience we remembered being outside and feeling like we were in someone's backyard. While we found out that the restaurant had recently changed hands, the atmosphere and the food both lived up to our memory. We will not wait another 10 years before visiting.

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Thank Lennisa915
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little alternative, a little more class than your normal trattoria and therefore maybe not typical italian. But: the food is good and staff really friendly and pro.

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Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just gorgeous. A romantic setting, professional staff, excellent cuisine. Reasonably priced for how good it really is. Outstanding. We highly recommend it and will be back there ourselves.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely choice that was recommended by Albergo Celide. ot too far inside the wall but tucked away from the foot traffic. Dinner menu was diverse and tasty. The service was great and for sure a repeat next time in Lucca

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Thank Michael S
matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recenione. A presto Crudeli Matteo More 

Vancouver, Canada
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218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Canuleia is highly recommended for certain folk that aren't me. This is not a reflection on what they do, but rather what I prefer in Lucca restaurants. I seek out well cooked simple fare with a traditional base. That's not what Canuleia does. I suppose you could rightly call their offerings posh neo-traditional. They are most certainly part of an... More 

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Buongiorno Grazie della bella recensione. Matteo More 

cheshire uk
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately it was too cold to eat outside when we visited but the interior is lovely too. It is small and intimate not really appropriate for a large party but more suited to couples. The service was excellent and the whole experience was lovely just what we came to Italy for. The food is better than an average trattoria or... More 

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matteo c, Proprietario at Canuleia, responded to this review
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Buongiorno Grazie della bella e dettagliata recenione. A presto. Crudeli Matteo More 

Madisonville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a very small & popular place. If you do not have a reservation, get there when they open & they will seat you in the court yard. This is a wonderful, romantic place to have a delicious meal. Anything you get here is delicious and the service is very special.

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Buonasera Grazie mille della visita e dell'ottima recenione. Lieti di avervi colpito positivamente. Crudeli Matteo More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

At Canuleia you can enjoy well cooked pasta with considered flavours in a pleasant garden courtyard. A beautiful stop for lunch after cycling around the walls of Lucca and discovering the town. The courtyard is calm and rejuvenating and the menu has a good range.

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Buongiorno Grazie della bella recensione. A presto Matteo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Food was excellent and a bit more sophisticated than the average trattoria. Remember to have dolce!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Small personal restaurant. Great food and service. Highly recommend trying the duck flan appetizer. Came back a few nights later, bringing friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Canuleia 14, 55100, Lucca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
  • Phone Number: +39 0583 467470

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