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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
  • "Haven't been here for ages. The Food was great and the value was good too. I'll be back"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife and I had not been to Lucca for some time, and were glad to find that the quality of the service and the food was as good as we had experienced in the past. She had the day's special, halibut, while I had the chicken saltimbocca. Both meals were very tasty and cooked just right. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive, and was a very pleasant and courteous young man."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Was had by the five people in our party. The facilities accommodated our elderly mother with her walker and the host, waiter, and servers were helpful and informative in describing the menu and making suggestions. The gluten-free menu and the standard dinner menu had adequate choices for each of our individual tastes. Serving sizes were just right with excellent presentation. The food was fresh and delicious! Everyone in our party had something different and all were very satisfied with their food choices. The pork tenderloin and special Sea Bass were extra special!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Sea bass was over cooked.. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Other than too noisy, it was good. All of our food was good (6 people) and priced appropriately"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We've been going to Lucca for many years now and always have delicious food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went on a rare adult night out to celebrate our birthdays. The seating was very nice as requested and initially we were served in a timely manner. Sadly, after our salads there was about a 25 minute break until our entrees were served and instead of being apologetic our waiter just explained that he didnt do anything wrong it was just a busy show night - even though the tables in our section were served in a timely manner. The food was good but the experience left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We eent to Lucca after s show at the Music Circus and, for the most part, enjoyed the food. Our server seemed rushed at times and forgetful. The patchwork salad was amazing. The zuchinni chips are also good. I ordered the stuffed peppers and enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great menu, excellent food and diversity- including a gluten-free menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took a friend who had not been to Lucca previously, and she loved it -- plans to take her husband for dinner soon. We had a great dinner, good service, and tasty cocktails. Lucca has been one of my favorite dining venues for a long time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lucca's knows its clientele. First question from our server: "Do you have tickets for Music Circus"? Established downtown/midtown restaurant with an Italian flavor. Excellent but not adventurous menu. Our salmon was a little overcooked, but the gnocchi was outstanding. Our server was attentive even tho the place was packed. The noise level in the front is often enough to make ordinary conversation impossible. Ask to be seated in the back room if it is open."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Tried lucca for the second time. Still good. First time was the duck confit. That was great. This time the braised short ribs. Very good. Good atmosphere. Tried the Flatbread appetizer then saw that a table had ordered the muscles. I wish I had gone with the muscles. Next time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Busy noisy but efficient Food great and nice walking distance to music circus."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food is always good. Service has been good in the past visits but this visit it took a very long time to get our food. Not sure what happened but they were very apologetic. The offered free dessert; however, since our bottle of wine was gone before our first entree appeared on our table (yes, it took that long), another bottle of wine would have been more appreciated :-)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with Lucca's. It had been a number of years since I had been there. The food was excellent and so was the service. Our waiter was very accommodating and was able to capture the attention of our rambunctious group in order to obtain our orders and serve us."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our appetizer came out and then 5 seconds later our soup and salad. Before we finished that our dinner. Our food came out so rushed and we wanted to sit back and enjoy but we ended up being in and out. Our server seemed a little inexperienced. Over all the food and service was just OK. We had dinned with a larger group in the past and really enjoyed ourselves but it was just lacking for a couple on there anniversary."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great find in sacramento! Will definitely go back. Service great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went for a an early dinner and had a great time. Food was pretty darn good!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Lucca was a last minute choice after the theater, and it was excellent. The menu is a little dated, but the food was delicious. We had a steak salad and the lamb, and both were well prepared, savory and satisfying. The chef is to be complimented for maintaining the high standards of a first class restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been looking for a great restaurant in Midtown that serves good food, good portion sizes yet does not break the budget. Overall, this place was the best midtown find we had in a long time. We are already planning our next trip back. Great food selection, full bar, cute outdoor patio and plenty of nearby parking lots so parking is not a hassle. The manager stopped by and introduced herself and made sure everything was perfect for us and it was! Very nice atmosphere too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went for my husband's birthday dinner, which I noted on the reservation. There was no mention by the staff of his birthday (unlike other restaurants we have gone to on special occasions and noted on the reservation). The food was very good. I'm a big fan of their salads, the short ribs were very tasty and the chocolate caramel tart was a great way to end the meal. Our server was very nice and kept things moving. ..A bit too much. We felt rushed, which wasn't our goal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Special spinach salad with blackberry dressing very bland. Ordered the fries and got a lot of tiny fry fragments. The entree was great. Fabulous server. Wonderful atmosphere. I go here often. Seems like execution on the things beyond the entrees is weak fairly often."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had not been to Lucca for quite some time and decided to try it before going to Second Saturday. As it happens, we walked in at the same time as about four other tables, so service was a little slow. That being said, the food was good, nothing fancy, but good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We recently had lunch at Lucca and were pleasantly surprised with the new patio area. The new area is more open and provides a more intimate and quieter setting than the existing patio."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The meal & service was very good. Enjoyed the meal choices. We went early enough to beat the crowd. Would recommend to friends & family."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been coming to Lucca for several years and have always enjoyed a nice meal in an inviting environment. The atmosphere of the bistro is relaxed and friendly. At our last visit, our server was knowledgable and attentive, which has been our experience in the past. The food was outstanding. I had the halibut special, which was delicious. The fish was fresh and flakely, and perfectly prepared. Would recommend this restaurant for downtown dining."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Third time at Lucca, very good food and service every time. This latest was a Friday evening and everyone (waiters, line cooks, etc) was visibly working hard to keep up with the clientele. Things took a little longer than usual as a result, and they ran out of a few things. Five stars for effort; I'll make an effort to avoid Friday next time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We arrived at 5:05 and our table was ready outside. Our waiter was very attentive and wonderful. The food was really good I had the gnocchi made with ricotta and tomato sauce, it was exhalent. My two friends had the pork chop dinner and they loved it also. It is very convenient after the theater to just walk over there and not have to move the car. It was a wonderful way to finish the evening after seeing "Wicked" also wonderful."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the food was good and the service was great, we needed to get in and out fast to make it see wicked the musical, its really a nice place but on a bad note someone here stole the numbers off my credit card and used to in san lorenze the saturday morning, not real happy about that"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful, attentive, friendly and helpful. The outdoor patio was pretty lovely. The restaurant was very crowded and loud so I would not recommend it for a special occasion or intimate meal. We were all very disappointed in the food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We went for lunch before going to a play at the downtown theatre. They have friendly valet parking (for a reasonable price). Beautiful surroundings outdoors. Forgot I was in the middle of town! The food was good and the service was great! Will be sure to do it again!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Friendly and helpful staff. Service by Keith was outstanding. All 5 in our party loved their entrees. Also very much enjoyed our drink/wine selections."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My wife and I went for dinner prior to seeing Wicked. We had the calamari for an appetizer, good presentation, more than enough for two and cooked well. We had the chop salad which again was a goodly sized portion and very tasty. The entrees were also awesome. Our server was professional and attentive but not obtrusive."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Another fantastic dinner at Lucca! Addictive Zucchini chips, sugar peas with Haloumi cheese, Spicy Penne & Gnocchi Marinara. Great Mojitos, Manhattans & a nice selection of craft beers. Service is attentive, polished & friendly. We love to bring friends here & are never disappointed. We love Lucca!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is excellent, Keith the food server is also excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Most of the food was very good. My salmon would have been excellent had it been cooked. I sent it back and they brought a second one out. The manager waited _hike I checked it. Seemed fine until I got to the very middle where it was raw. The server was ok until he forgot my sisters beer order and never even apologized once we made him aware. The first time I ate there the food and service were top notch."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Been here many times over the years, and while I get consistently great food AND service, this past weekend was exceptional. We had a great server (attentive, not rushy), and a great wine steward who was knowledgeable and when we ran out of a second bottle, made a great alternate suggestion at same price-point."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My experience started out excellent from the very beginning. With being able to make reservations on line, the follow up call from Lucca's to confirm out reservation, talking to them about options for kids and then finally sitting down to enjoy a wonderful meal with my family was nothing short of a great dining experience. Our waiter Marcus was fantastic. Our family had tickets to see Wicked. We told Marcus and he assured us that we had plenty of time and from there we were given great friendly service! This is a fun atmosphere, casual and a great place to relax and enjoy conversation with friends, family or even great for a date night. Great location and close to the Sacramento Community Theater and many other fun spots."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love the patio at Lucca. I take my out of town friends who are visiting there to show a great quality restaurant with great ambiance. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food great and amazing service. Server asked us and other tables if they had an event or tickets to keep in mind for dining timetable. He took order for our graduating kid even though rest of party was late to arrive so he could leave on time. Duck comfit.and pork chops were fabulous. We really liked both appetizers as well. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014