Lucia Ristorante
Lucia Ristorante

Lucia Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luciaboston.com/
  • Phone: 6173672353
  • 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
129 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (43)fit for foodies (33)special occasion (31)romantic (31)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (14)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SC55
    SC55
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've never had a mediocre meal here, and I've eaten here several times over past few years while vacationing in Boston. A native Bostonian suggested Lucias to me, and was great find. I just visited with 4 friends, and they were impressed with this restaurant. I'll be back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • other reviews somewhat emnellished
    ng12345
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The atmosphere and ambiance are nice and the waitstaff are very friendly. The portions are humongous - not sure how anyone can finish the entire entree. However, all the food seemed very oily. Additionally, the bread was not freshly baked, nor was there olive oil. Overall, it seemed like an average experience in comparison to what else north end has to offer
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the North End
    Jackieg303VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and it kept up through a great meal. We started with a wonderful beet salad and had two different chicken dishes. Great tasty gravies on the chicken and tried a delicious spicy arrabiatta on the side of pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Dinner with Roommates
    Daniela
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and wine was delicious. We had the bruschetta, the prosciutto and veggie with cheese app. We shared the pesto gnocchi and the chicken with prosciutto, cheese on a wine sauce. everything was amazing and it was fun to share everything with my 2 roommates. definitely recommend this cute little neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great!
    Hayyjackiev
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    House salad and shrimp scampi dish were absolutely amazing! Definitely my favorite restaurant in the North End.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian at Lucia Ristorante!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a great place with great food and ambiance. Go there if you enjoy the North End without all of the crowds.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piero & food were spectacular
    SenatorSquirrelVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While we had to wait a moment beyond our reservation, this bustling North End hotspot was worth it. Piero was charming, efficient and funny. My veal was huge and delicious. My girlfriend had the lasagna and it was savory and satisfying. She loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    SuburbanLady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was extremely busy but we were seated right away- the waitstaff was very anxious to please and very accommodating in spite of the busyness. The food was excellent with generous portions. This restaurant was recommended by my brother and it did not disappoint- plus the waitress was very entertained! I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VMMM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been to Lucia many times and it is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    CheriVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service was phenomenal. We all tried 3 different veal dishes and everyone was more than satisfied. We can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a repeat restaurant for us
    BillandLisa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I ordered an absolut collins and somehow that got interpreted to a cape codder? Since I like cape codders, no big deal. I also asked for linguine verse penne pasta, but I received the penne, again no big deal. The sauce for the penne was awful; and was surprised since this is the North End. The Shrimp Scampi appetizer and the Veal Saltimbocca made up for the poor sauce, as well as the Pollo Del Saggittario. Finally, one of us had already decided what they wanted from the Open Table menu, which indicated it had been last checked four days prior to our reservation, but the item was not on the restaurant menu. We mentioned this to our server, and he informed us that particular dish hadn't been on the menu for over three months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston North End Gem
    TerryE
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lucia is a long held family gem in the heart of Boston's North End. It's an Italian village, with narrow streets strung with lights at night, crowds of people ambling by on the sidewalks, and friendly laughs and calls between people who know each other from the neighborhood. With valet parking ($20) you can feel safe with the burly guys who wisk your car away, and then return it when you're ready to go after a fabulous Tuscan meal. The service staff are friendly and upbeat; happy to help you find just the right dish from a menu of traditional Tuscan country foods. The wine list is varied but limited, suitable to a small restaurant, featuring full bodied reds including "super Tuscans," that complement the entrees perfectly. $30 entrees.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing North End food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The reservation worked out great - it was a busy night in the North End and we walked right in to a table. The shrimp scampi appetizer was delicious but our dinners were mediocre and overpriced. My daughter ordered the pasta with mussels and ended up with clams instead. The fettuccini alfredo was average and the eggplant/pasta dish was poor. So disappointing! I've never had a bad meal in the North End!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We booked at the last minute and were pleasantly surprised to score a great table. Food and service were great, reasonably priced for Boston. The only aspect we would change was the level of air conditioning that evening. However, once mentioned, the temperature problem was addressed. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North End gem
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of our favorites in the North End. A bit further up Hanover St from the better-known places, so doesn't attract the same crowds. Have always been able to get a reservation here on a weeknight and usually on the weekend as well. Food is excellent and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit The Spot
    Cheryl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We each ordered off the nights specials list. The service was friendly and timely. We were given time to chat and enjoy our appetizers and dinner never felt rushed yet very well attended to. The food was incredible and the wine recommendation was perfect. Would highly recommend this place and make a reservation to get the great window table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet