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Lucca Back Bay
116 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Lucca Back Bay Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Our elegant mezzanine dining room seating 40 guests.
Private Party Contact:
* (617) 247-2400
Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
Valet is offered for $18 per vehicle.
A word from Lucca Back Bay
From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.
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Although Lucca has many local fans
and the food was generally good, I found it more 'American' than Italian. The food lacked the true Italian flavor and flair was more an Americanized version of Italian food in a very American corporate feeling setting. For more authentic cuisine try Erbaluce!"
Dined on 7/24/2014
We dined with 3 other couples,
three people in the group of 8 had the scallops we all cleaned or plates. The five others enjoyed the meals as well. Our waiter was also very attentive."
Dined on 7/22/2014
Special spot for a 50th wedding
anniversary, service was impeccable, decor is lovely and the food is DELISH! Although the location is central, the "view" is nothing special of the street, but other than that no complaints and strongly recommend. (Try the meatballs, you won't be disappointed!!!)"
Dined on 7/19/2014
From salad through dessert this
meal was one of the best. We keep going back to Lucca because we are never disappointed in the food and service. We highly recommend it!"
Dined on 7/17/2014
In town for a conference, I
promised myself one special dinner & was delighted to find Lucca a block from my hotel. The menu was incredible & even offered a very affordable $79 Chef's Choice option with wine. As a first course, I opted for a classical paring of melon with proscuitto elevated by incredible watermelon. Next I chose lobster with chervil risotto & shaved asparagus. While expensive, the portion was large with succulent lobster and a perfect risotto. The real winner of the night was a late harvest Reisling served with dessert. The wine list had a good selection by the glass, so I was able to chose nice parings with each course. The service was attentive and professional and truly appreciated how much I enjoyed my meal."
Dined on 7/7/2014
The food was great. Service was
efficient. Great ambiance"
Dined on 7/7/2014
Atmosphere, Food, Service and
location are all great. Conveniently located in Back Bay."
Dined on 6/27/2014
I went to Luca for dinner,
everything was extremely salty. I asked for the bolagnase but with gluten free pasta, I can say that there was an issue somewhere because my dish definately had gluten in it. It was very loud and it was difficult to hear our server. Also don't get the caprese salad."
Dined on 6/18/2014
...when I informed them I had
clients coming with me. I have eaten here many times (I work across the street) and it is always top notch, but they really made sure the evening was flawless when I needed them to. My thanks to the entire staff."
Dined on 6/18/2014
Squid ink pasta was perfect. Could
eat it every night."
Dined on 6/15/2014
The Chef's tasting pre-fixe dinner
with wine pairing was phenomenal!"
Dined on 6/9/2014
Let me just say that we go out
ALOT and have quite a bit of experience in the Boston restaurant scene but somehow had never been to Lucca before. What a mistake on our part. We had a great time! The bar was a bit crowded but they were kind enough to accommodate us and seat us early. Service was spot on; professional but still personable. Food was pretty much perfect. If you go (and you should) talk to Joe he's the manager and resident wine guru. He recommended 2 fantastic wine pairings (of which we probably had a bit too much because it was so delicious) and had us laughing all night long. We will definitely be back soon!"
Dined on 6/7/2014
We had a great time and a great
meal - a bit pricey - but its a fabulous downtown Boston location with excellent food so that comes with the territory"
Dined on 6/6/2014
It was a fabulous pre Pops
experience The food, the service, the wine - all perfect! Highly recommend for the diner who enjoys the lighter side of exceptional dining Had a bottle of wine from my region of Italy that you do not see at many local restaurants Superb Top chef should have selected this location for restaurant wars Nice setting "
Dined on 6/6/2014
Visiting Boston's back bay and
found Lucca to be the best restaurant we've experienced. The perfect ambiance for good conversation over an excellent Italian dinner,"
Dined on 6/5/2014
We were there with family last
week and have already made reservations to celebrate a birthday there in a few weeks. The food is excellent and the ambiance is one of elegance. The food is innovative, fresh and beautifully presented. "
Dined on 6/5/2014
We took my colleague and his wife
from Copenhagen who were in town (staying at the Sheraton) to dinner at Lucca. To avoid the hassle of going into the North End we decided on Lucca Back Bay and had a wonderful dinner. The food and service were outstanding and while it was a bit noisy we still enjoyed our conversation. My wife and I had eaten there before and our (high) expectations were easily met. "
Dined on 6/3/2014
This restaurant was high class
Italian; excellent food, but I couldn't eat it on a regular basis, it's a special treat menu for me. Beautiful home made pasta, could taste the truffle oil in my dish, was good but don't expect your typical lasagna or spaghetti meatball dish; it's quite a few notches above the norm. I.e. This is your fancy food menu, not your comfort food style! Both have their pro's it's just what are you in the mood for!!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
If you're staying at the Marriott
Copley, you are only a few steps down the street to the Italian restaurant. Nice décor and great service. We were a group of seven and everyone seemed to enjoy the food they ordered. It was a little pricey, but assume this is typical for the area."
Dined on 5/30/2014
We arrived at 9:15 and the place
was still packed and the noise level was quite high. The food was good and our waitress was very pleasant. The only difficulty we had was talking and being heard with each other. It would have been nice - there were 8 of us - if we had a round table as conversation would have been alot easier. The restaurant was lovely tho."
Dined on 5/28/2014
We had a reservation on graduation
weekend and our party grew to 8 vs the 6 we had booked months in advance. Joe was so helpful and accommodating in trying to get a table large enough. The dinner was excellent and we had a wonderful evening. "
Dined on 5/17/2014
Lucca's was a yummy treat before
the symphony. An oasis in the Copley/Prudential area. Have been twice on the early side of weekday evenings. Will definitely go again.."
Dined on 5/14/2014
No negatives here. Decent food,
solicitous service. Sometimes it took a few minutes longer than I would have liked for the waiter to come back to our table, but that's it. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
Fantastic food! The rigatoni was
superb! The staff was amazing and the General Manager James Dimartino will ensure you have a special evening. We will certainly be return (and often!)"
Dined on 5/9/2014
Lucca has been around a while, and
I have enjoyed some meals there previously. Something was clearly off during the latest visit, however. We were seated promptly, but no one brought water even though my wife requested it three times from our waiter (who simply said he had asked for it to be brought - talk about a "not my job" attitude!). When our companions joined us ten minutes after we sat down, no menus were brought for them. Gaps in service occurred at several other points. Compounding this, while most of the plates were very good, the redfish was quite disappointing - mushy and tasteless. I'm pretty sure it wasn't redfish. Lucca needs to get back to basics on its service and offerings if it is going to justify $30+ entrees."
Dined on 5/9/2014
My wife and I met our son here for
dinner. The oyster appitizer was unbelievable. Worth going back for just for that. Pasta dishes were all great as well. We will go back. "
Dined on 5/3/2014
The food was excellent as usual
and the service was good. The wine list is still on the high side to say the least but they do have many choices by the glass and a great cocktail list. Only problem we had was a great description of the "special" for the night which we ordered - But, they were out of it at 7PM on Saturday night! Also ordered the Duck Confit which they also were out of - Waiter should let you know what is/is not available BEFORE taking orders. Otherwise it was a very nice meal!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
The food is just okay, but the
service is good and the room is comfortable. I've been twice, before and after shows at the theater, because it's within walking distance. The flavors in the food tends toward bland or sweet, except for one pasta dish that was too spicy-and spice level not mentioned in menu description. The dessert menu was a disappointment both times--heavy on cream/milk based stuff, and gelato/sorbet flavors unappealing ("cookies and cream" but no chocolate?). Next time I see a show, I'll probably try a different place."
Dined on 5/3/2014
The food was fantastic! And the
service was there without being intrusive!"
Dined on 5/2/2014
Large group of six people. Nice
wine list, excellent cocktails, tasty entrees amidst noisy room. But we will had different dishes and several bottles of wine. Great time had by all. No complaints."
Dined on 4/30/2014
Very good, totally different from
their NEnd restaurant. Too expensive given other great options at same price point."
Dined on 4/27/2014
The menu looks interesting, but
most dishes were not as good as we hoped they would be. Service was very good: friendly and efficient. And the room was attractive, although very dark. It's too bad that the meals as prepared just didn't measure up."
Dined on 4/22/2014
There are a lot of choices in this
neighborhood. We liked Lucca. Straightforward menu and we all enjoyed our meals.. The wine list was fine.. there just wasn't a lot to set it apart from the rest. And we found it a little pricey............... or should I say, way too expensive. But we had fun. The service was impeccable "
Dined on 4/17/2014
The three course meal, followed by
dessert, was excellent. Our server was quite attentive and engaged in the presentation of the meal. There was just a little too much time between our courses: we arrived at 7:00, and didn't get out until 9:30 for a party of eight. As highlighted previously, though, THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT."
Dined on 4/11/2014
It was our first time dining at
Lucca and we were not disappointed. The ambience is warm and romantic and the service is A+. We were celebrating our children's birthdays with family and ordered a few appetizers, cocktails and dinner. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. However, I would have liked to see a few more entrée choices. I usually get a fish dish and chose the Monk which was the nightly special. It was okay, rather bland but that being said it didn't damper our dining experience because the evening was a very enjoyable one. I like that the tables are spread apart enough to enjoy some privacy while dining and that it did not have the hectic atmosphere that a lot of Boston restaurants do. We would definitely go back again."
Dined on 4/5/2014
I had the cavatelli and tried the
crudo -- both excellent. Also tried the crudo. The cocktails are well-planned and well-executed. For bourbon, try the "Reverend Craig". The server was very personable, attentive, and not condescending. He was very knowledgable; he knew the menu and the preparation of the each dish, important because of food allergies in our party. The dessert was the best part of the meal, mixing classical and modern touches. The atmosphere fell short -- at least up on the second-floor balcony area, where we were seated next to a rather loud group of twenty guests. (I think this placement was poor form, but they may have been fully packed on the main level. Overall, Lucca lives up to its accolades. Highly recommended."
Dined on 3/29/2014
I enjoyed the dining experience
here. The food was good, the atmosphere conducive to a relaxing evening, and the service is as god as I've experienced if not better, at higher priced restaurants. I came by myself, which sometimes makes for an automatic downgrade in where they sit you, and the service. But I was greeted well, given a seat by the window, and served very well. The Calamari appetizer is one to come back for. The veal was cooked very well. The SemiFredo was delicious and worth busting my carb counts for. I definitely recommend to all."
Dined on 3/27/2014
If you don't order the more
expensive items from the menu including the wine the wait staff provide very poor service. Wait time between courses was unacceptable. Should not take that long to deliver a piece of cake. When it arrived the ice cream on the side melted (cake was not warmed) I exclaimed "My ice cream is melted" . The waiters reply was "sorry". And he said that as he was leaving the table. No eye contact nothing to even fake sincerity. The restaurant was not busy, many empty tables so no excuse for poor service."
Dined on 3/24/2014
Our experience was bad, beginning
to end. The wait for a waitress was long. When she came, I asked for Club Soda; she said they only had "sparkling water"!The Menu was fixed price, but each item had extra dollars added on. I ordered chicken; it had no taste and was dried out; the Ceasar salad with anchovies, had only one anchovy! Service was long. When there for almost 2 hours, I asked for dessert wrapped to take home. That took long. When I got home, it was not the one I ordered. Finally, I was given someone else's bill. I did not notice this and paid anyway. When leaving they said I was mischarged and my card needed to be done again. I received a new bill without itemizing dishes and the total was $25. higher! We will not eat here again!"
Dined on 3/23/2014
The Carpaccio was excellent but
the main courses were definitely poor. Too much salt with the Scallops and a kind of ball (1 inch) of spaghetti glued together in the middle of the plate of Spaghetti Carbonara. These issues were mentioned to 2 different waiters and nothing happened in return. Very pricey too (the 3 course menu is the only option and price add-ons are almost a mandate) I do not recommend"
Dined on 3/22/2014
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