Tucci Ristorante
Tucci Ristorante

Tucci Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tucci.biz/
  • Phone: (503) 697-3383
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily at 4:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Alarcon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: All private events are planned individually with the client. Please contact Tucci Ristorante for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Bacchus Room is available for private parties. Please contact Tucci Ristorante directly for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Gregg Matteucci 5036973383

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd & 3rd on A Avenue
  • Public Transit: Only two blocks from the Lake Oswego Transit Center.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street or in a shared parking lot in rear of building.
A word from Tucci Ristorante
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland along scenic Highway 43, Tucci Ristorante in downtown Lake Oswego offers all the sophistication of Portland’s Pearl District, all the warmth of a cozy Italian hideaway, and all the best flavors of Italian style foods made with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients. All this complimented by a selection of artisanal Italian wines. Pasta favorites, organic quality meats, and fresh seafood prepared in our open kitchen await you at Tucci Ristorante. Salute!!!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tucci Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (22)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (15)good for groups (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Four hard-to-please foodies very pleased.
    Dinette
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Elijah provided perfectly-paced service, the setting was attractive, and variety of dishes excellent. One of our friends is 100% Italian, a good cook, and capable of making objective comments. She loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent, interesting menu. Well prepared. Pleasant surrounds, especially when the restaurant is not full and one can have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place; food was mostly good
    pdx2747
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Tucci is a very nice place. It's comfortable, has good service, and some of the food and wine (a good selection of both bottles and wine by the glass) is very good. It's definitely one of the better places for a nice dinner in Lake Oswego. The only drawback on this visit happened to be one of the dinner specials, risotto with duck. Unfortunately, the risotto was quite tasteless (un-distinctive in any way) and the duck was overcooked. It was a disappointing feature of an otherwise enjoyable evening. The rest of the meal (wine, salad, dessert) was quite good, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service!
    skck2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I ate here for the first time and we were overly impressed with the great food and service. The food was amazing and best of all our waiter was fabulous! We would come back here again in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like pretense? You'll find it here
    anonymous
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Your basic Lake O, nose in the air sort of place. The food quality is above average but weird. I had a broiled fish that was well prepared and very tasty, but served with all it's bones in. It made eating more of an adventure than it should have been. During the meal my dinner companion and I reviewed the basic Heimlich moves to make sure we were prepared if an overlooked fish bone got stuck in the wrong place. If I were the chef I'd have left the bones and head in the kitchen. The menu speaks only Italian so if you're not fluent yourself you run the risk of eating a non-deboned broiled fish. Other than that there's not much Italian about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good night for Tucci
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Generally -- I love Tucci -- but on Halloween evening my dinner was very disappointing. I order the "stuffed pork" -- which was supposed to be stuffing with a delicious sounding dressing -- on the menu as "Pork shoulder stuffed with pork sausage, vegetables and raisins." Actually is it was a thin dry tasteless slice of fresh ham -- laid over a scope of wet cabbage. The watery cabbage drained into the polenta side -- icky. I would have turned it back, except I did not want to cause a fuss since we had such a charming server who delivered excellent service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cant be beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Seriously the most amazing food. I had the winter squash, the mushroom risotto (I think) and the beet with mustard cream. Amazing :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lets Celebrate
    JJ2LO
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our family visited Tucci's for the first time on my 70th birthday. The food, staff, and service made it a wonderful, fun-filled evening. Just last Sunday my wife and I returned for our 28th anniversary. More of the same great, warm atmosphere and food. Now that we've moved closer, they will be seeing a lot more of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Waiter was experienced, well trained and observant, correctly read our situation -2 couples, old friends with a lot of catching up to do-and gave us lots of time to order drinks and dinner while we chatted. He was helpful without hovering.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    After I asked for my salmon to be well-cooked, it arrived rather raw in the middle. The very energetic and loud host came over to ask how my dinner was and when I told him, he quickly took it back to the chef. Meanwhile, the others at the table ate their dinners. About seven minutes later, my dinner was back, and my fellow diners had almost finished their meals. At that point, the busman swooped in and took they plates, so I was left with my half eaten dinner. Needless to say, I let him take my plate as well. We didn't order dessert and quickly left.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad we finally tried Tucci!
    imnotcooking
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I chose Tucci to celebrate my sons 21st birthday with the family. It was perfect. Food was great, ambience was nice and the waiter was awesome. Very down to earth and unpretentious---which appealed to son who question the restaurant choice to begin with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place!
    Iijimapicks
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I had not been to Tucci in a few years and so it was a real treat to return and find the service excellent as always and the food spectacular as always. The only thing I did not care for was they allowed dogs in the patio seating...not really appropriate for a more upscale place, in my opinion. But the service and food were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful with my elderly mom who is hard of hearing and had a difficult time making up her mind for her food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • since you're asking..
    tuffcritic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was good, chef made chicken marsala even tho it was taken off the menu a week ago. The pear dessert was incredible. And our waitress, Sheila, was wonderful attentive, pleasant and perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the right spot
    Scotte
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I just went there for our 10th anniversary. It was the right spot with the food and quality of service we expected. But we will definitely be going back before our next anniversary!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Dinning was an enjoyable experience, the service was pleasant and professional. thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Food - Reasonable Price
    Windsor
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We booked Tucci for a double-birthday dinner...just a small group of 3. We'd eaten there before and enjoyed their HH in the bar. We had a 25% coupon which was good in the dining room only. We each enjoyed our dishes - 2 of us had a wonderful risotto topped with mascarpone (a special that night), and an appy of sea scallops prepared perfectly. The one mediocre report came from the traditional type who ordered spaghetti and meatball - he said it was OK. The chocolate lava cake with ice cream was rich, delicious and perfect for sharing 3 ways.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NIce staff, excellent food
    Lauren
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The staff at Tucci is very friendly and attentive. The food is outstanding. Everything is very fresh, perfectly spiced with lots of attention to detail. The restaurant itself is lovely inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • doesn't leet you down
    rickVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have been Tucci's many times and have never had a bad meal there; occasionally very food good but usually excellent. The pastas and side veggies are great; most entries also excellent (especially scallops) and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is right on; tables not too close and lighting good. Also, well priced wines by the glass. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tucci anniversary
    brody
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had dinner for our 44 wedding anniversary it was a perfect time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EEO1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Enjoyed the good food. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice little place. The food is outstanding. And it is consistently so. Exhaustive wine list too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Magill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been coming to Tucci since they opened (approximately 12 yrs ago) because we love the food, the wine, and the ambience. While their menu has changed over the years, the food is consistently delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treasure in Lake Oswego
    oregonnative
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderful food, quiet environment, very attentive service. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodgrazer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great evening with food, wine, and ambiance. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Hot food could have been warmer, salads are pretty small. Hard to find anything really compelling on the menu. Took quite awhile to get our meal served. Nice place could be loads better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening-gluten free options
    madisonusVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our evening at Tucci's was fantastic as always. Great service that started with a warm welcome. Since our table was not ready, we were offered complimentary and delicious appetizer. Our entrees were succulent and the kitchen was able to accommodate our gluten free needs. The ambiance is great for either a get-together or a romantic evening dinner. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    steak2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If you want to eat good Italian food, this is the restaurant without breaking your bank account. The service is good and they have a stone oven for the pizza baking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome cioppino at Tucci!
    MississippiGirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This Italian place is warm and hospitable with delicious wine, house-infused cocktails and sumptuous food. My two favorites are the crab bruschetta appetizer and the cioppino. The crab bruschetta has hints of lemon and fresh dill with a smattering of caviar. The cioppino is a mix of fish and shellfish in a fresh tomato base that is just the right salty, herb-y blend. The staff is attentive without pretentiousness. This is my favorite restaurant in Lake Oswego!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Gem
    Luvgudfud
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From an excellent wine list to excellent dishes and desserts. Delicious italian inspired food in a great environment with great service. The neighborhood spot for any special occasion or date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was great. Our desserts were a little slow in coming (VERY little delay, not worth mentioning) but they gave us them for free for the slight delay. Really awesome gesture. Will go back. Food & wine were great as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yumyum12
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Have been going there for years and it's still terrific...maybe even better! The warm chicken salad on butter lettuce was simply perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    FiveStars
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food; fresh, well thought out and well presented. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the Tucci Ristorante reviews archive.
  • NWfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been dining at Tucci's for years, since it opened. Love the feeling I have when I walk through the door. I was there two nights ago with my adult children and we shared stories about our fun dinners there over the years. Great food every time! I love the crab bruschetta!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    anitagVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Fresh and delicious. Creative. Went for happy hour. Great selection of food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tucci
    11goose19VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I have eaten at Tucci a number of times and have never been disappointed with food and service. Many options for wine by the glass and reasonably priced. Our group ordered a house salad with grilled salmon, caesar salad with grilled prawns and penne with sauce bolognese. The salads were crispy with minimal dressing and well prepared salmon and prawns. sauce bolognese was meaty and flavorful. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delizioso!!
    luckypatty
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had lunch there with a friend on Sunday (7/20). We both had Gorgonzola Penne, and it was so delicious! For dessert, my friend had the chocolate polenta cake, which she said was amazing. I can't remember the name of mine, but it had fresh strawberries and peaches in zabaglione with cream on top and a chocolate butterfly. The presentation was really lovely. Our server was awesome. She always showed up at the right time and was very attentive and pleasant. I had told her we were going to a play at the Lakewood at 2pm, and she kept her eye on the clock so we weren't late leaving the restaurant. The whole dining experience - sitting at a patio table, good food, good wine, yummy dessert, excellent service - was enjoyable...:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood gem
    Lily
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thank you, a very nice dinner with friends although the table was tight with four people with water, wine glasses, etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could be Great
    SoCAInOswego
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was good but they brought us the wrong salad and when they took it back to bring us the Antipasti salad all they did was throw a few items on the top to make it look like it was what we ordered! It was small at best had very little Antipasti but a lot of lettuce and they charged $12.00 for it. This was not a main course salad but would have expected more from a $12 salad than a plate of lettuce. We also ordered 4 sides which were extremely good and the portions were appropriate for $4.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Triplutz
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We chose Tucci's for our anniversary dinner and the experience once again exceeded our expectations. The food is incredibly prepared and the service is phenomenally attentive. Our server made an excellent wine suggestion that paired perfectly with our dinner selections. We had the scallops as a starter and they were exquisitely prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.