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Lucca Restaurant & Bar
Lucca Restaurant & Bar

Lucca Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luccarestaurant.com
  • Email: luccarestaurant@comcast.net
  • 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
  • "Red wine was too warm, waitress didnt tell me before that there is pork/ham in the vegetables. needed to ask couple times to get water."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Ten years ago on April 17, 2004, I brought my wife to LUCCA Restaurant on our first date. The food, the service, the atmosphere was the perfect setting to remember it all.....very romantic. I recall ordering the Mediterranean Chicken and it was the BEST! Seasonally cooked and moist. This time I ordered the Port Braised Beef Short Ribs. Very tender & seasoned well with the vegetables. A great list of wines will compliment most any dish you choose. Since that day, we have been back many times with friends, to enjoy a fabulous meal and the outstanding service that LUCCA is known for."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "#Linguine #lobstersauce #shrimp #housesausage Great food and a good cost. And the ambiance is perfect."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had lunch at Lucca's. I ordered the chicken picata. There was so much garlic in the noodles, it was almost inedible. My husband ordered the goat cheese salad and it had very little goat cheese. The waitress was nice but inattentive. She paid much more attention to the men in suits. We have eaten here before on our way to the Music Circus. I don't think we will be going back for a long while."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Celebrated our 42nd anniversary with the Farmers Mkt. Dinner special which was fantastic! The food, service & ambience keeps us coming back time & again. The staff took special time to wish us well on our special occasion & anticipated our every need. It was a perfect dinner in every way & we highly recommend Lucca to anyone wanting good food & great service"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Went here with some friends for dinner. Reasonably priced (most dishes under $20), excellent food, overall. Restaurant is loud and crammed in terms of the way seating is dispersed. Recommend sitting outside if you get the chance or if you prefer it to be quieter."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food as always was outstanding. Waitress is personable knowledgeable, always remembers us and makes us feel special"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have dined at Lucca many times and always enjoyed good food and decent service. We also celebrated our 50th anniversary at your restaurant. Plan to continue coming."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Four of us returned to Lucca's this year and we were not disappointed. We attend the Sacramento Speakers Series at the Convention Center and try out various restaurants within walking distance. Lucca's was by the far the best place for dining this year (as it was last year, too). Even though the kitchen was slammed--full house, most going to the Speakers Series, they did an admirable job. Food was great, fresh, reasonably priced. Wait staff was terrific! I'll go back!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A friend and I selected Lucca for a before show dinner because they were featuring "Ina inspired" menu items. I had been to Lucca's several times before and thought it was a good choice as I had always been pleased before. I was not happy with my meal. I ordered the Ina inspired Beef bourginion which was an over cooked tough steak, no sauce to speak of, some roasted carrots and onions. The steak was not very tasty, however the vegetables were very good. My friend ordered the sea bass on a bed of lentils which I tasted, she clearly out ordered me as it was delicious. I had been looking forward to this meal for weeks and was very disappointed. I will not be returning to Lucca again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had reservations before the speaker series featuring the Barefoot Contessa. Lucca was participating in the event by preparing some of her recipes as their specials for the evening. Knowing the restaurant would be busy, it seemed that they were not adequately prepared for the crowd. It took a long time to get wine, and even longer to get food. Server was nice, and the food was good, but we were forced to run to the speaker series. Literally."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had tickets to a show, leaving an hour and a half to have dinner. After being seated, for the 10 to 12 minutes, there was not a wait person in sight. When the waitress arrived, she told us she would hurry things along for us to make the show on time. About 5 minutes later we ordered our dinner. I ordered the short ribs and my wife the sea bass. Both should be able to come out pretty quickly. After 20 minutes, the waitress came back and apologized, telling us it would be another 10 minutes. It wasn't, it was 25. We now had five minutes to eat, pay the check, and get out the door to the show. Basically, wolfing down a meal that, with tip, came to almost a $100 is NOT my idea of a good time. BTW, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "So the wife & I wanted to take our son and his SO out to celebrate their new home and out first stop looked at us "walk-ins" like we had 90 minutes to spare waiting. So out comes OT app on my iPhone and voila - a spot at Lucca in about the time it would take us to get there. And then - they seated us early because the had a table in the bar. The server (Alexis) was awesome and the food and drinks came within a reasonable time - considering how busy it was. I have sometimes been disappointed at Lucca but Saturday night was 4.5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friend wanted to go here for her birthday because they have a vegan menu. I`d never been and won`t return. The server was friendly, and it clearly wasn`t her fault that the food took so long. When my shrimp linguini arrived, there were only four shrimp in it for a $20 dish. Red Lobster is better and cheaper and faster and quieter. Next time I`ll go to an all-vegan restaurant and avoid this place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We chose Lucca for it's proximity to our hotel and Memorial Auditorium and loved it. It has a somewhat limited menu but that makes it easier to decide. We were seated in the tented patio. it was nice and accommodated large theater groups. We were only two. I'd like to be seated inside next time. The service was excellent. Staff very friendly. We were surprised to find only one steak on the menu since we saw Lucca specified on a Lucky Dog Ranch ad. Expected more of a selection. We ordered a New York and the Duck Confit. Steak a bit tough. We shared Profiteroles for dessert. Very Good. We'll definitely go again on a trip to the "city" for a play or concert."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "When looking for "better" Italian, a good place to go."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were going to see Celtic Woman at the Memorial Auditorium for a 7:30 show and had dinner before the show. We were pleasantly surprised at the decor, menu & wine list, ambiance and especially the service. The price was well worth the complete experience at Lucca's."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything was great when we went we made reservations on open table i put a note that would have a baby and need a highchair. This was the only problem, the hostess didnt bother looking and then acted like we were going to be an inconvenience, when we said forget it the manager chased us down gave a beautiful table and we thoroughly enjoyed or server am our food. And baby did too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Liked the layout of the restaurant and ambience. Convenient parking. Service was very attentive. My review of food may be unfair since I am Italian, I cook and I ordered spaghetti and meatballs. To my taste the dish lacked layers of flavors and not authentic. Meatballs were moist. The broccolini was very good."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We dined at Lucca this Saturday and had early reservations. Our initial reaction was unpleasant as the young lady who showed us to our table seemed annoyed at our request that we dine outside. It was early and not close to half the tables had been taken, so the request seemed reasonable. Not a people person or the first person I want representing my business. Beyond that, all was fantastic. We were very pleased with the attentive service, but the food was fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable. The most expensive meal was $20, but you might want to ask the price for the specials. While excellent, the specials were considerably more and the price was not volunteered. We would highly recommend this spot and will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When I go to a restaurant, while the ambiance and service are most important, I also go to eat, and maybe it's just me, but the portions at many spots, such as this one, seem to be getting smaller and smaller. If I were on a low cal diet, it would be a great motivator, but that's my only complaint is the serving size of the steak salad as being a little small. The server was great and the outdoor setting was comfortable. I would come back, but not if I were really hungry."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lively and full of energy including the wait staff. Helpful in selecting food choices. Food was served quickly. Amount served was just right, quality and taste was excellent. I would recommend Lucca's to anyone looking for a nice dinner for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wonderful service and food. Suggestions made by the wait staff were great. We never felt rushed which we appreciated as we wanted to sit and talk. Food and wine delicious!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I had a group of 7 child to this restaurant. It was my first time there. The food was really good. Servers were friendly. I will be back again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Lucas is a reliably good restaurant. Good food, good service, nice interior space."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was a bit on the pricey side, but overall really tasty. Wine we had was really good. There was 4 of us and everyone was satisfied with the food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When we walked into the back room area to sit the room had a musky odor. It pretty much ruined the rest of the night. Very foul Dinner came late. Food was not as I remember it being when Luccas's first opened years ago. Calamari plate was filled with deep fried other food items than the actual calamari. No dipping sauce was on plate. Will not be visiting again Unfortunate because when it first opened it was great"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "From the moment we stepped into the door, we were greeted by friendly and accommodating staff - that night's manager! That kicked the evening off to a great start and the great & friendly service continued until we left. Also loved the restaurant vibe even though we didn't get an outside table. I've had better food that I've oohed and aahed about but no one in our party complained & we all enjoyed it anyway. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to others and would go again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was very delicious.Service was very good. We were a party of 10 people, and were taken good care of. Notable wine list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had been wanting to try this place for a week after it being too busy on a Saturday night. Made a reservation for Thursday but it ended up not even being that crowded. Staff was very attentive and friendly and the pasta was delicious. Even had the zucchini chips and a glass of white sangria."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was good as aways. Service is slow, so allow extra time. The noise level on the covered patio was not "energetic" It was annoying. Difficult to have a conversation."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed being seated at the little inside booth that faces the window and sidewalk. The coziness of the booth made catching up with a girlfriend over lunch very private and cozy."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "great food - great service. perfect for downtown dining."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I have no complaints on the food because the dishes were awesome and the portions were heavy for the price! Definitely worth the price. The only problem was the service. We were 1 of 3 tables eating at that time so there was really no excuse. We almost felt ignored. Also 2 dirty plates made it to our table. Could the server take a second to glance at the empty plate in her hand? Had it been a busy night these may be excusable but that wasn't the case. We will most likely go back in hopes of a different server."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Parmesian flatbread with smoked hummus was great. Good, yet simple, menu. We had heard good things about Lucca, and we are glad we went. Will definitely return. Parking close by can be difficult, especially during peak times. We visited during late afternoon hours. Outstanding food, well presented and prepared, tasted very fresh."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Lucca's and I was very pleased. Our table was ready when we arrived and the staff was very friendly. Our server made sure to give us adequate time between courses and explained several menu items to is. The food was outstanding as well. I will definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a great 3-course farmers market menu on Sunday with great wine pairings. Itw was even very reasonably priced at only $35!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have been going almost every week for several weeks. Service and food has been great. This time, even with reservation, it took 45 minutes to an hour to get seated. Steak was tough."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food is good, not great but good it's missing some flavors, service was great. The price is very reasonable for what you get ."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere, service, good prices, and the best rib eye steak I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/28/2014