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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
  • "Sammy was our waiter and he was great....took special effort to help my wife who had just had a shoulder replaced....took the pork dish back to the kitchen and had the chef slice it into biteable pieces....took great care of us."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great waitress, food served promptly and got to MC on time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We told them that we were attending the Music Circus. We have eaten there many times before and not had a problem. We were almost late to our show. Some manager came out and apologized but seemed surprised that we were eating there before the show, I guess we will have to keep that in mind the next time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food, excellent menu choice, friendly and responsive service"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were a party of four, and three of us liked our appetizers, entrees and desserts. One of us had cioppino, and said it had more carrots and onions than seafood. She also wondered why there is a trend to add bacon to seafood. For seafood lovers, this can be a turnoff."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I travel to Sacramento often and Lucca has been a regular dinner stop on every trip due the consistently good food. Our service this time was very rushed almost to the point of rude. The server asked if we wanted dessert and we stated maybe when we finished our bottle of wine only to be given our check 5 minutes later. Once our server left our check he repeatedly came back to check on it every few minutes making us feel as though we were not welcome to enjoy our bottle of wine and company. This has service was very uncharacteristic compared to our other visits but definitely left a bad taste."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have never had a bad experience a Lucca...Food is good, the atmosphere delightful and the service is wonderful..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great experience, service, and food. Would recommend. Saw the mayor when we were there for lunch."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We always take our friends to Lucca because we know that we'll always get the best, friendliest service & top quality, delicious food. It's hard to pick a favorite menu item because everything is fresh, innovative & delicious every single time. The Chicken Piccata is the best I've tasted anywhere, the Farro with fresh peaches salad I had recently was a true taste of Summer, and of course, their Zucchini chips are renowned. Dessert was a lovely ricotta cake infused with fresh berries from that morning's local Farmers Market, garnished with their decadent chantilly cream~ a perfect ending to a perfect dinner!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Sunday night menu options include a 3-course Farmers Dinner... delicious. Menu built around purchases that day at the local farmers market."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had great service, the food was spectacular, and we were seated right when we walked in, at which was our reservation time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were trying to make it to a show, and we were there for an hour before our entrees arrived at the table. There was a very loud party next to us on the patio, and we could barely carry on a conversation. Server was inattentive. When we were trying to get out of there in time to make the show, we noticed that we had not been given the 10% discount for Music Circus patrons, which had been advertised and discussed with our server. Had to send the bill back a second time to get it. Food was decent but not what we've experienced in the past. Disappointing experience, which is unusual for Lucca."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lucca is a good restaurant and one we turn to on the nights of the music circus. The place was crowded and service was slow. We waited 25-30 minutes for our entree and 15-20 minutes for desert. The noise level even outside was almost unbearable. The food was good but not excellent - however, I have to realize that I was spoiled living in New Orleans for 16 years so my definition of excellent is probably a bit skewed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is always excellent. Our server Keith treated our group as guests in his home. The experience was fun for all f our group."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Still love the zucchini chips. They're fabulous. Lunch entrees were just ok - I'd like to see Lucca's add some brunch options. Our service on this visit was only fair. Waited too long for our beverages. Then we had to wait to get her attention to get sweetener for our tea. The server wasn't very attentive and often not available. My friend and I split a pizza and salad - they both were just ok - not fabulous... I've been there before and had better service and better food. There was also a very musty smell both inside and outside. That needs to be addressed. The best part of lunch were the zucchini chips!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lucca is always a great choice for drinks and food. Service was wonderful and had a great night out."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Prior visit was less than remarkable and prompted avoidance of return visit until the decision was made to go back to have dinner before a nearby show. This time the waitress was excellent. She was interested and attentive; in contrast the hostess and the person taking patrons to their tables continued to be icy at best as if it was beneath their status to appear to be interested in their jobs. The food was improved. The food and waitress were worth a repeat visit once you break through the lack of any warmth on your arrival"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "We've been going to Lucca for many years now and always have delicious food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Other than too noisy, it was good. All of our food was good (6 people) and priced appropriately"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We 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
  • "Great menu, excellent food and diversity- including a gluten-free menu."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Zucchini chips appetizer is amazing. Love their menu. We frequent here before a show downtown. Great place, good service, wonderful food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Busy noisy but efficient Food great and nice walking distance to music circus."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great find in sacramento! Will definitely go back. Service great!"
    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
  • "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