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Lucca North End

Lucca North End Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luccaboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 742-9200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Bar Menu: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:15am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Duffy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have four private rooms that can accommodate anywhere from ten up to one hundred guests. Email us or call us directly for additional information and availability
  • Private Party Contact: Tania vonMagnus (617) 742-9200
  • Entertainment: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond
  • Public Transit: Orange and Green Line to Haymarket
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available 20 dollars per car. Validated parking for Parcel 7 garage (200 yards away) - $1.00 per hour for the first 3 hours.
A word from Lucca North End
Lucca has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Boston. Zagat survey names them, 'Best New Italian Restaurant' and they won a coveted Best of Boston award for their elegant and lively bar. Whether you join them for a relaxing dining experience or a little later for cocktails and to sample their late night menu, you will be won over by Lucca's elegant charm and warm ambiance.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "During our three day stay near the north end we treated ourselves to three different Italian restaurants. We thought Lucca's was the best overall. The food and service we both excellent. The Cinghiale was especially excellent. We would highly recommend Lucca's."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "A friend recommended this place and we were delighted with our experience. All staff was super nice and the food was delicious and flavorful. First off, the bread basket had two Yummy choices with an awesome basil butter and olive oil side for dipping. I got a lobster pasta dish that had huge chunks of lobster and a rich, but not too rich cream sauce which I would get again. Water glass was always full and I left feeling full and happy."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary, and had an amazing time. Table was ready on time, friendly, knowledgeable staff, amazing food. Made a note it was our anniversary and the owner came by to congratulate us, and sent a complimentary dessert. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food at Lucca is undeniably delicious. However, with so many equally delicious options in the North End, I would caution people to avoid this restaurant due to the poor service our group received last night. Our waiter was visibly annoyed when we asked questions about the menu, tried to take away almost every dish when we clearly weren't even half finished, and was overall unpleasant - no greeting, no hint of a smile, just acted like we were a huge inconvenience despite our large order that resulted in a nice tip for him (we believe in good tipping regardless of poor service for a living wage). Overall, we felt rushed and unappreciated when we should have felt warm and welcome. Don't recommend."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I had a first date here and had a wonderful experience; Food, wine, and service were top notch. I will definitely come again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The location of this is fantastic. Sit by the window and you get a great view as people walk by. The food is good, about as good as Italian can get, but nothing to really go out of your way for. I'd go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious. Friendly service. Reminded me of Rome. Totally recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was very good and the service was attentive. Jen the bartender was a scream, very fun."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a great location in the heart of the North End. The service was very gracious, but a little innatentive- they were busy. The food was good but not great. Some dishes were better than others. Overall a fine experience, but we have had better in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Too noisy. Food was great but Lucca Back Bay is a much nicer restaurant. A much more enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful expereince dining from the very creative menu offered by Lucca North End, and the service was excellent. We enjoyed people watching on Hanover and really appreciated the excellent, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went to Lucca looking for a great North End find but was disappointed. The food was nothing special and clunky. Had to ask 3 times for the mozzarella bread, which was heavy and tasteless. The pasta with broccoli rave and sausage was drowned in cream and the rigatoni, while spicy, had no finesse. Too bad -- much better choices to be found"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Similar meals can be had at a lower price point within the North End"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food is meat lovers dream great rustic dishes service was ok small but intimate"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Delicious food and great service! The people who work at the restaurant were outstanding -- very warm and welcoming. We dined there for a birthday celebration for our adult son and they accommodated my request for a window table and surprised him with tiramisu with a candle. He was even serenaded by street musicians! It was a memorable evening. A perfect spot for a summer dinner in the North End. PS. I loved the scallops."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food immensely--the lobster pasta was amazing! The service was equally impressive. People watching from a window table was fun. We will be back next time we are in town."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We are Northenders who haven't been to Lucca's for many years. We found it was definitely a great place. Our meals were great. Their cucumber vodka was superb. We sat at the window and it was fun to watch to action on Hanover Street. We even indulged on dessert. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lucca has excellent food, service, and ambience. Very busy, but each diner gets the attention they deserve. I would recommend to anyone at anytime and will go back as often as I can."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bread is super. The oil is light and so tasty. Our first course choices were off the charts. Main course meals were great and traditional. The gelato we had as part of our desert was so creamy and smooth that it exceeded anything we had in Italy and in our home area of north eastern New Jersey. Dinner here is a must."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "There are many great restaurants in Boston's North end and there are also some notable excellent ones, Lucca is one of the notable ones. Not a huge menu but the point is that everything on the menu is excellent, everything. Try them all and it might be hard to choose a favorite."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Keeping it simple: Great food, better waitstaff. We were a group of seven and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Prices were standard for North End, though portions were comparatively smaller but still filling."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was exactly what I was hoping for from a North End restaurant, especially since I prepped my clients for a classic Boston night out (trip to Mike's at the end). Only gripe is the speed of service; waiter hit us hard up front for wine, then disappeared for like 30 min before we even saw a menu. Kitchen wasn't the slow part, as the food came out in normal timeframe, but the slow menu deliver almost made Lucca a wine-only event for our relatively large group."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good North End location. Great food , energetic, attentive service. Perfect for date night or out with friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our first time in Boston and couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to end our trip with. The basil-bean dip for the bread was delicious and the Cavatelli was really tasty. I was quite impressed with the wine list as well- a great selection. However, the one drawback is that "energetic" does not justly describe the noise level. It sounded like a sports bar more than anything. Understanding this is not the restaurant's fault, I will never get why some people feel the need to scream at the person sitting across from them at the table.."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful window table as requested. You could watch the excitement on Hanover St. The food was outstanding. Wonderful flavors blended together"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Every time we visit Lucca, we always have an amazing experience! The servers are quick and knowledgeable and the food is exquisite! The manager always stops by our table and chats with us which always rubs us the right way and enhances our experience! My husband and I have a five year old daughter who accompanies us and they always cater to her. We will continue visiting Lucca once or twice a month."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • " The salmon with Israeli couscous was outstanding. Seasoned and cooked perfectly--medium rare. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Many more places to choose from, was good though. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very accommodating for a large party (8) but noise level downstairs was high, inhibiting cinversation. Excellent food and terrific service; would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Bill was our waiter and he was very attentive. I had the oriechette (sp?) and it was delicious. Great ambiance as well. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The people at Lucca never fail to deliver. Another outstanding meal."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "One of our favorites in the North End. Dinner is always exceptional, it does get a bit noisy in the lower level but never out of hand. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The meal would have been fine had I been allowed to eat it in a reasonable time frame. My appetizer plate was taken away as I was wiping a little sauce from the plate and my main course was placed down. So I let it sit while I took a breather and, of course, the meal was cold when I began to eat. When asked if I didn't care for the meal, I told the waiter I needed time between courses and so it was too cold to eat...it didn't seem to bother him. And, the restaurant wasn't even close to full..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The waiter was a very nice. He found a place to charge my son's iphone. He provided really good service. It was a Saturday night on a graduation weekend. The North End was bustling and so was the restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Wine that I got for a reasonable price was good. The food was ok, not great. I didn't particularly like the calamari appetizer. The main course of gnocchi, a dish I like and order frequently, was not as good as other places where I have had it. Dessert was fine. The dinner was expensive for what you get. We had a nice graduation celebration, but I doubt I would go back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "ambiance was great, asked for and got a window table, and because the night was so nice, they opened up to outside. Lovely meal, fun spot."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was very good. Besides the food, I was more focused on the conversation with my two dinner mates than jotting info down for a review. thanks."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This restaurant is top notch. I've never had a better tasting, more perfectly cooked filet mignon in my life! Their wine list was extensive and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were seated at the open front of the Restaurant with all the activities on Hanover Street at our table side - Great fun to watch all the people enjoying the evening. The food was perfect with superb service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We booked dinner for two. Was hoping for a romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Not what we expected. However the food and service was incredible."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Somehow the kitchen put our app & entree order at the same time. First, the waiter asked us if we wanted them together - wha? Why would we order a salad to split and want everything rushed? How does a nice resto do that? When I asked if it's going to be under a heatlamp, he assured me it would be remade (I've worked in restaurants - right). He was a nice guy, and eventually came over to ask us - very quickly how everything was. I would have said something but we were in the middle of a conversation, and he ran off anyway. At the end I told him some advice - don't lie to your patrons. It was OBVIOUS our food had been sitting around, lukewarm, and my cod kinda had a crust on it, the farro was like mush. I think I was generous with 3 stars."
    Dined on 5/9/2014