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“What a Wonderful Surprise!”

Ristorante Butterfly
Ranked #56 of 610 Restaurants in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 August 2012

For years I had driven past the Butterfly thinking it was a B&B. When one of my cousins mentioned it was a Michelin star rated restaurant we decided to celebrate my birthday there. We were seated outside in a very pretty garden area. The waiter immediately brought us prosecco and small antipasti to nosh on while we looked at the menu's. The food and service is great!! The best...Absolutely wonderful from start to fish!. I don't think there is another upscale ,romantic restaurant close by in the area. This is a restaurant for that special occasion meal because it definitely is pricey but well worth the experience. We are actually going back in October where we will dine inside in beautifully appointed small dining rooms.

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Thank vicogirl
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

You don't need me to tell you that a starred restaurant is terrific, but Butterfly really is lovely. Infinitely crafted, ingenious cooking is coupled with magical service and a beautiful room. It's nt cheap but if you want a very special dining experience, this is the place.

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Thank navraggio
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

It was recommded we go to this Michelin 1 star restaurant a few kilometres outside the walled city. It became our best dining experience during 3 weeks in Europe - a real privilege for us!! The food was exceptional and the wine recommended by the sommelier was a perfect compliment for our menu choices. Throughout the meal our taste buds were stimulated by the creative Italian food that was perfectly presented. The staff were helpful and outstanding in their service. We left Butterlfy feeling it was not just a meal but a sensational experience - and one you should try.

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Thank Doyoulikeourname
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We went here for a "fancy dinner" for my in-laws' 45th anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful. The service is superb. The food is excellent. We did the 50 Euro tasting menu that they have on offer for Sunday lunch. 5 courses plus 2 amuse-bouche with welcome prosecco, wine, dessert and coffee. The meal satisfied both traditional and adventurous palates at the table. They have a beautiful outdoor eating space in their garden, as well.Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a place trying to be chic and upmarket in an old, restored farm building near the main SS12 road a few km north of Lucca, but the service during my last visit there was so slow that dinner took about 3 hours and, sitting outside, everything got cold.

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