Lucia Ristorante
Lucia Ristorante

Lucia Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luciaboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 367-2353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Donato Frattaroli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout
  • Catering: Any Foods for pick up or drop off
  • Private Party Facilities: Two dining rooms that can accomodate up to 70 people each, for any type of event.

    For parties greater than 8 people, please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Donato Frattaroli 6173672353

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harris Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking nightly from 4pm to closing
A word from Lucia Ristorante
Lucia Ristorante offers traditional regional cuisine from the Abruzzo Region of Italy, in the most unique atmosphere.
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Lucia Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (68)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (37)romantic (36)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (11)great for lunch (9)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great time, food, wine and friends. Able to accommodate gluten allergy. Delicious meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was awesome -"cameriere e' stato bravo"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our waiter, who spoke Italian, came up with a bottle of soda water when someone in our party spilled some sauce on her scarf. Who does that? Oh yeah, the food was very good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • asdfghjkl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was mediocre, and the noise level was incredibly high. The wait staff was the best part-- friendly, nice, prompt.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Straightforward North End Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I chose Lucia for meeting up with visiting friends because of its Hanover Street location - I knew they'd enjoy being in the thick of things - and because I like the family's other local restaurant, Filippo. Turned out to be a good pick. Lucia has a charming interior, with brick walls and ceiling murals; and a mix of booths and tables. We ordered drinks and a moderately priced bottle of wine from a decent list, skipped appetizers and salads, and after a while - it was a quiet night, so were not at all rushed - chose our entrees. Gnocchi with pesto, lobster ravioli, and chicken Lucia were all nicely prepared. Our waitress was attentive without hovering. No dessert comments as we headed to Mike's. Overall, a solid traditional North End spot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best gluten free.I've had!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The service is outstanding, very accommodating, food is well frankly the best I've had. Valet parking, awesome and guys super friendly.. What's not to love about a place like this in the North End!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service spectacular-find a new bldg
    like2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had 6 in our party and the hostess was kind to let us know that our reservation would be fulfilled, but since we arrive 1/2 hour early we could relax in the bar. The bar was great, great service and comfortable. Then AnnMarie saw me inquiring about a table that had become available in the bar and said she'd have us seated at OUR table immediately. She did. We were on the top floor and the noise level was UNBEARABLE! We tried it for 5 minutes and were no longer hungry, but instead dizzy from the noise. Went down to the hostess and she immediately had AnnMarie reseat us and they offered to let us sample all 3 floors and decide. The staff was exceptionally accommodating and for that I must say THANK YOU. The food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ogelard
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was really good, and the portions were decently-sized. The restaurant is very loud and was really crowded when we went, but that's expected for a restaurant in the North End on a Saturday night. Overall a very good experience-the staff is really helpful and attentive as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian food at it's best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    There are many restaurant choices in the North End, and you won't go wrong here. Excellent food and good suggestions from our waiter. Simply the best Eggplant Parmesan ever, Lobster Ravioli was superb, great meatballs, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother with Open Table here!!
    MoreQthanA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The evening that we were there this place was *PACKED*. I had booked a long time in advance, as we were visiting Boston for the weekend but, despite this, we had to wait more than 40 minutes for a table and then got crammed onto a tiny table up on the 3rd floor - *not* the table I had requested. It was VERY noisy, so that conversation was borderline impossible and we had to wait a long time for service / drinks / bread. However, the food was very good and well presented and the service - while rushed off their feet - was friendly, helpful and considerate (and the bus-boys were also very funny / cheery). The wine was pretty good and not especially expensive. Good place but I will NOT go back at the weekend! Forget Open Table too USELESS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Fair
    MoeCO
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our reservation was for 7 p.m. Due to a lot of traffic, we were going to be a few minutes late arriving. I called to let them know and was told not to hurry as there would be a wait. We were seated at 7:45. Everyone else that had a reservation also waited quite a long time to be seated. I purposely make a reservation so I do not have to wait. The restaurant's website showed the tables all having white tablecloths - only one table had a tablecloth that night. I had the beet salad - it lacked flavor. I had the pasta with pesto. It was acceptable. Overall the dining experience was fair. The fact that we had to wait and no tablecloths as advertised brought down my opinion of the restaurant. I most likely would not recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Late to the table - but will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Once our party of six was seated, the service and food was terrific. I just wish that the reservation we made for 7, wasn't delayed until 7:45. The noise in the upstairs dining room made it a challenge to hold a conversation or hear what our waiter was saying about the specials, but it's not a negative reflection on the restaurant; just a fact of life with low ceilings, brick walls, booked tables, in a popular restaurant. I will definitely go back again, but I guess I will have to plan on a delay to whatever my reservation time is if I am back on a weekend. On a nice night outside, it's worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    mike
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing here! Some of the best I have ever had in Boston. Service was alright. It was kind of lacking. Experience was great though. Overall it is a must that you eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night!
    LondonForDays
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The quaint ambiance of the restaurant made it perfect for a romantic night out. The service was excellent! She made sure we were always comfortable and had everything we needed without feeling intrusive or interrupting our conversation. We ordered the Quattro Formaggi and the Pasta Pomodoro and both were very good. I'm exceptionally picky so I was ecstatic to find a dish that I didn't need to modify and was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Yummmmm
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We picked this place because it was the only place in north end that had a reservation open for 7:30 on a Friday. Expensive but the food was INCREDIBLE. I love Italian food so I've had my fare share but I'll definitely be going back here often
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    luvboston
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is our 3rd visit to Lucia's. When visiting our daughter in college we always eat in the North end. We've tried many restaurants, but we come back to this one because of the food, service and size of the restaurant (3 floors of dining). I would highly recommend it. I had the fish special and it was remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucia's- North End Fave
    NorthEndFave
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Love love love this lovely North End restaurant. Preferred over Giacomo's and other North End restaurants. They have home made pastas, a great wine list, lovely ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Resident
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made this reservation for a resident of mine and he brought his family. They had a great time and the service was amazing. The food was good and he didn't have any bad things to say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Make a reservation and avoid the long line (although, the wait is worth it). Food was outstanding. Both my husband and I had 2 of the specials but every plate that went by us looked delicious. Could hear others raving about their food. Service great and staff extremely friendly. Looking forward to going back time and time again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovedlucia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Mike was a great waiter. He was welcoming, friendly and witty. He knew the menu and the food prep for our GF diner. Our party of four sat down stairs. The noise level was moderate and the place was full. It's a lively environment. We had a reservation on a Saturday night and were seated promptly. The line is out the door otherwise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Kleam
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was so good. I would of given Lucia's 5+ stars because the food and the service were excellent, but it was so loud in there. I understand due to the size and I'm sure every other small restaurant in Hanover street suffers from the same way, it is just that my wife and I went for an anniversary dinner and it was difficult to keep a conversation going with all the noise. Again the food and service were excellent and I would 100% go back again but just not for an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great atmosphere
    ski4food
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Veal Marsala was fantastic, so was the veal saltamboca. Waitress was extremely.nice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Lucia is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    And everyone enjoyed their dishes. Service is adequate but nothing special. While it was a busy Friday night, even with a 8:00 reservation, we weren't seated til 8:50. We got a passing "I'm sorry from the hostess but that's about it."
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing in every way
    davidfrombostonVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It wasn't the raucous noise, the long wait, or the premium prices that were the real problem. The problem is the food. The dishes are thrown together and lack proper seasoning and preparation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very loud atmosphere
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good food, but unable to talk as we were in a corner and there was a large party, Noise level beyond acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very accommodating when we, at the last minute, added 2 people to our group. Food was good but not outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group outing
    Diner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good food, accommodated group very well. The chicken parm was classic and the pesto dish was perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great seafood and chicken parm
    HockeeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We always have an outstanding meal here. The seafood pasta and chicken parm are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good just too busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great, just rubbed me the wrong way having to wait 40 minutes past our reservation. Granted, it was a Saturday night, but they just seemed overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Wildcat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is delicious and has a great wine list to compliment it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very busy Friday night. Was looking for something a little fancier but the food and service were great. Crowded and noisy. There were seven of us and we were all happy with our food. Our waitress was Maria and she was fabulous. Overall a great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    sandyNY
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Second time in Boston and second time eating here at Luccia's..and not disappointed. The staff are friendly from the moment you walk in the food is excellent and not over priced. A little noisy but not terrible. ..I would definitely recommend it! !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always!
    Mike
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Whenever I'm in Boston I always make sure I have at least 1 meal here. Once again, I wasn't disappointed. The Marco Polo had a huge amount of seafood - sea scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and fish - that was all very fresh. The sevice was not as good as usual - I had to ask for bread and wasn't offered fresh grated parmasean for my entree. But the server was prompt and attentive. I'm definitely doing back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Ruthanne17
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a very nice dinner last saturday night - the North End was swarming with people, and the restaurant was packed - glad we had a reservation - the wait was a one hour min.! The food was great, the staff professional and well run - the only draw back for us was due to the nature of saturday night and large groups of families, it was quite loud. That said, I'd go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Levines
    Levines
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our reservation was honored promptly, and our food was sent to our table in a very reasonable amount of time. The waiter kept checking on us to make sure we were satisfied. There were so many choices. One of us had chicken, one fish, and two of us had different veal dishes. The food was exceptionally good. We celebrated 2 birthdays and had molten cake and tiramisu for dessert. Everything was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a fun time!
    foodaddict
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we arrived a little early. had a drink and our table was ready-right on time! they gave us a great space by the window, which was lovely! the service was good, and the food excellent. very friendly warm place, I would recommend it. there are 3 levels, if you have trouble with stairs. i would ask for the first level, the stairs are narrow & a little difficult to manage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wowza
    Foodie1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place came highly recommended by friends who have visited before! Our first time to Boston and were so excited to try Lucia! What an adorable setting. The staff was so friendly and helpful with the menu! When our food came it was a flavor explosion to our taste buds. Best Italian food in a very long time. Thank you for delicious food and wonderful memories!! We will be back next time we come to Boston!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sramzz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had our first date at Lucia on October 1st, 2088. We've been there many times since. This particular occasion was to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. The good is always very good, and the atmosphere is great. The original recommendation , years ago, came from a family friend who lived in the North End. I highly recommend Lucia Ristorante!! Scott
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    RigsVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It pays off to walk down Hanover Street! My wife and I had a wonderful meal and will be heading back the next time in Boston. We split the antipasto; plenty for two and plenty of delicious meats. My wife had the veal/eggplant parmigiana which was very tasty and moist. She loved the sauce or should I say Sunday gravy! I had the Ammazzafame - penne sautéed w/ porcini mushrooms, sliced sausages, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes & capers. This was a great meal and left me quite full. Not the biggest wine list, but we enjoyed a reasonably price Super Tuscan. We went home very happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    JannieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Not really special Good location but not the same energy as the other spots on the north rnd
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK, Not Great
    Ordinary
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Came here because of reviews, some good some bad. This restaurant is ok, nothing special. Service was ok, server did not help much. Food was ok, nothing that stood out. Bread, that we had to ask for, was not much better than store brought. Plain french white loaf. No olive oil with bread, gave us vinegar and oil for salads to make our own. Menu was ranging but between my wife and I, our dinners where very ordinary. I am sure there are better options in this part of Boston. Going back to N. End to find some real Italian food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet