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Lucca Restaurant & Bar
Lucca Restaurant & Bar

Lucca Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luccarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (916) 669-5300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ian Macbride
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several private dining options for you to enjoy. Our Mirror Room is available for any occasion and comfortably seats 80+ guests. Long mirrors flank every wall with grace and elegance. For a lovely outdoor setting, our covered patio with waterfalls and a fireplace is also a dining option to consider for large parties or private parties up to 70 people. Our Starlight Patio is a lush private patio for smaller groups up to 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Glenn Stewart (916) 669-5300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th and J Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Lucca Restaurant & Bar
Nestled between Midtown and Downtown Sacramento, Lucca Restaurant offers a California Mediterranean influenced menu that is reasonably priced, with a vast selection of fresh and delicious menu choices. We seek to highlight the abundance of locally grown meats and produce while graciously serving you in a classy, comfortable and inviting setting.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The bartender was our server, and she was terrific, considering we had 6 for dinner and she had people at the bar as well! We are never disappointed at Lucca."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "The service was just a bit slow, but the servers were helpful. We sat out on the patio--very pretty with lots of trees nearby. Located right on J Street, Lucca's patio is just a bit noisy, but pleasant, nonetheless. The grilled salmon salad is simply delicious--good fish, cooked right, with a shredded lettuce salad that was terrific: wonderful flavor and texture."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Love to eat here after a matinee. It makes for a lovely afternoon."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Took friends from out of town for dinner just before Music Circus. Had a fabulous meal, cocktails and nice wine. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This was a great place. Walking distance from the theater and food was good. We were on a time crunch because my son in law was in the production and had to get back for the next show. Food was delivered quickly and was great. We were taken very good care of by our server."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My party of three came for dinner after the theatre. The service was very good. We had a reservation and were seated right away. We chose a pinot grigio to start that was lovely, the wine list is very good. Next came bread followed very quickly by the main meal. Each of us had something very different from chicken picata to the Lucca burger. All very good. We shared a tasty desert and it was lovely. The place is busy, and a bit noisy, but the ambiance is lively and fun. A great place to meet with friends. However, make a reservation, it can get very busy."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We always begin and end our Music Circus season tickets with a dining visit to Lucca's. The food is consistently excellent and the service superb. We dined on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful evening. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Poor service. We were seated at s table next to J st even though we said away from street. Restaurant was not Busy. Water was poor. We had to ask for specials. Never did give all specials we had to hear from water at next table. Once decide my special was not available (rib Eye) Water forgot chopped salad. Long wait for food. water couldn't remember if he brought cocktails or not?My new york was fair at best. Ordered medium. came back well done. When you spend 200 dollars on a meal you want good service. Service was poor and food was average at best. We have dined here many times and have not been wowed but service was good and food ok. I will not be bringing family back again. Amazing what a bad experience does."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Dining alone while on business is always problematic, so I shouldn't have been surprised when I was shown to a grungy little table in the bar area. At least I was by the window, but then the odor of a nearby dumpster started wafting through the air every so often. Waiting ten minutes for the barkeep to come take my order wasn't helping and I was just about to leave when she finally stopped by. After another long wait I was presented with a big overcooked mass of fried calamari and some mystery vegetable shavings on a bed of indeterminate red sauce that was barely edible. The only saving grace of this place was the pasta and shrimp dish which was pretty good. I skipped dessert and I won't be back as there are much nicer places to be ignored."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The dinners were fantastic. Cooked to perfection and served piping hot. Another couple asked to join us at the last minute and we were accommodated without a fuss. The wait staff are flawless. Attentive without being annoying. I love Lucca and will continue to enjoy the food and service as often as possible. It's my favorite choice for dinner before attending events and the Music Circus."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "the service is great and the happy hour keeps us coming back. It is a great spot before a Music Circus performance"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Very friendly folks and beautifully presented food. The gnocchi had a yummy red meat sauce and not an overdone cream sauce which is usually the norm. Definitely will return again and again!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We were there Wednesday night before Music Circus. Two of us ordered Chicken Risotto. Both were in hot bowls but the Risotto was lukewarm. My waitress offered to heat it up. My sister did not want to "make a fuss" and did not want to return her meal. When my Risotto came back it was like soup! When I pointed this out to the waitress she said the chef said that is what happens when it it micro-waived. I told her I did not want the meal. She offered to order something for me and I declined. My daughter liked her salad and polenta and my wife liked her short rib. My meal was deducted from the bill. No manager ever came over to the table and no other adjustment was made to the bill."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "First time here - wow! My husband had the Chicken Picata and I had Linguine and Prawns. Both were outstanding. My husband doesn't normally like Italian food but he's ready to come back here! Great job! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The staff was friendly, courteous and prompt. The food was delicious. We sat outside on the patio and it was very nice. Will definitely be returning to Lucca's."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Not everyone wants to spend $20 on a main course of Salmon to find out there is an additional charge for the vegetables ($6) and a salad ($7)...EVEN if one CAN afford it. So, I settled for the Penne dish for $14. I liked the spicy flavor, but it wasn't all that great. I ordered an Iced Tea while we waited for a friend to join us it didn't appear to be even a 16oz glass for nearly $3 and I was never offered a refill, but I did manage to get one fairly quick upon request. Our waiter was nice, but it felt like strained politeness and he seemed to take on a snooty air when I asked about the vegetables. I will say that the Parmesan fries w/black truffle aïoli was flipping amazing! But, all-n-all, I don't think I'll be heading back anytime soon"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The Summer Farro & stone fruit salad is amazing. The Linguine with Shrimp is the best we've had. We are never ever disappointed when we eat at Lucca!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This a perfect restaurant to enjoy a great meal before Music Circus...Broadway Series...or an event at Memorial Auditorium. The fabulous employees set the tone for an outstanding dining experience and the food sends you out the door feeling that you've just experienced truly fine dining. The location and valet parking make a perfect place to have a carefree evening. The bar is also a great place to enjoy great libations as well as friendly and attentive bartenders...and...superb appetizers."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A nice cut of salmon and my date enjoyed her vegan selection as well."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. We had the fish dinner special along with a delicious salad and appetizer. Everything was presented well and the flavors were outstanding. Even though it was busy, the service was also tops. If you want a great evening for dining out, this is the place."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our server (Alexis) was exceptionally helpful and pleasant and very willing to accommodate special requests. Overall service was efficient without making us feel rushed. The food was outstanding. If possible, for ambience reasons, avoid seating in the center."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The patchwork salad was delicious. We also shared the short ribs. They were so yummy. The best part though was our server Anthony. First off he's super hot second he's an awesome waiter! Go 9ers!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! I ALWAYS get the Salmon with Mashed Potatoes....perfectly prepared....best ever salmon! The "special", Tomato and Fennel soup was awesome too! Our waiter (Roland) was great...perfect evening!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the great parts of being a Senior Lady and retired is the fun of dining out. Finding a quiet location so we can hear with great food, great smiling service and just the right service timing of order- to- plate on the table is not as easy as it sounds. Lucca fit the bill all the way and, the bill, it was affordable. Thank you Lucca for making our evening a wonderful memory."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have eaten at Luccas for the past 5 years, both lunch and dinner. The food and service are excellent. One of my favorite eating places in Sacramento!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I'm coming back just because of our waiter. All restaurants can be the same, but his fun, quirkey side side stood out. He "got" us and our needs and was on it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was a great experience for great food and service. Sammy was our waiter and we went with his food recommendations. Best decision we made. The food was outstanding, his service and attitude was excellent. My wife and I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "By design the restaurant is noisy so it's not a place for a quiet dinner. The food was very good and our server was outstanding. We informed her that we had a certain amount of time for dinner prior to seeing a show and she made sure that everything flowed to meet that time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food, good atmosphere and service, awesome deal on evening parking to attend theatre and other events."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Of all the great Sacramento dining opportunities, Lucca holds its own in the top tier."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The service was OK but we had to ask a few times for bread after the waiter said he'd be right back with it but never showed up. I had the Sea Bass and it was not completely cooked thru. Edible but not appealing. And for the price, the portion was a bit small. My wife had papperdelle and the noodles stuck together making a mass of pasta. My sister had the Salmon and it was a bit on the rare side but she enjoyed it. We have eaten at your restaurant a few times before this night and have enjoyed our past dining experiences"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Best part about this place is their cocktail program. Reasonably priced and always well balanced. Food was yummy too. Great quality at great prices. Got two entrees, split an appetizer, dessert and a cocktail for $60. Very reasonable for the quality!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our Server knew we were heading to the play, however at the end of our meal, we couldn't find her...We walked the bill to her. The salad I had was bland and the cuts of lettuce extremely hard to get onto the fork! The calamari was not too chewy but the sauce was on the plate first then the calamari on top...I didn't realize for a while that there was sauce!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was very good but 1 person in our party of 6 got his food later than everyone else. That was the only problem we had. Everything else was good...I would go back again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I am only in Sacramento a few times a year. It had been several years since going to Lucca's, and for the life of me, I don't know why. The food was great. The service was great. They took care of my inflexible food issues. I guess I will be going back on my next visit."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The so-called chicken saltimbocca was tasteless, no sage in it, no prosciutto around it, but almost raw, cold fatty bacon, and the chicken was covered with a disgusting cold brown liquid. Do not order it!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "enjoyed the eclectic menu, good flavors and good service"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Lucca is one of my favorite spots to have dinner before attending the theater. The food is always delicious and the price is right. It is always VERY BUSY before Music Circus so be sure to make a reservation. If you are not going to the theater, I recommend a reservation at 7:00 or later when the theater crowd has cleared out. The service has always been good and this time was no exception. I only gave 4 stars because we did wait longer than usual for our meal to arrive (about 45 minutes).. but the crowd that night came in a like a tidal wave and you could see all the employees and the manager running around like crazy. Lot's of teamwork that night. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had reservations for 5:45pm, so we could make the Music Circus curtain time at 7:30pm. We though an hour would be enough. The waiter was informed that we were going to the show, however it took quite a long time for even our drinks to be served. We ordered our meals with our drink order, but even those took too long. When we were finally served (how does a hamburger take an hour?), all we could do was eat a portion, box it up and head to the show. We had 10 minutes to make curtain. Must've been a sight to see old people running down 15th St. In all fairness, they were very crowded and busy. Food was very good. Even, the next day! Next time we'll know to arrive earlier. I've been to Lucca's before and am pleased with their food."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was very average and the service was slow. We had to ask several times for our drinks (we were told the bar was backed up), silverware, water, etc. It took over an hour to get our dinner while other tables around us who had been seated after us were already eating. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014