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About Lucca Back Bay
From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.
Boston, MA 02116
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.
Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
On Valentine's Day Lucca Back Bay Restaurant will exclusively be serving a $75.00 per person (not including tax and gratuity) pre-fixed menu until 10:00 PM. A limited Bar Menu will be served until 1:00 AM in the Bar and Lounge only.
Lucca Back Bay has three private dining rooms that can accommodate groups from ten to one hundred. We also have the ability to host cocktail receptions for up to two hundred.
Lucca Back Bay Ratings and Reviews
Nice place, but nothing that really stood out about it. Made me think of a place you might take a business contact. Food was quite tasty, service was professional. Server tried to up sell more than once (we narrowly avoided a $40 glass of Cabernet) but was pleasant enough about it.
I eat at Lucca Back Bay a few times a year when I'm in the area. I have always found it to be excellent! However, my most recent meal was disappointing. First, I asked for a pomegranate martini and they didn't have pomegranate juice so they made me a cosmo. That was an acceptable option, however, the cosmo was sour. When I told the server, he brought it back to the bar and returned it to me within seconds and it was clearly the same drink, I suspect with sugar added! My food was good but not as warm as it could have been. I did not send it back because I didn't want to ruin the evening by complaining a second time. I will give it another chance but, again, I expected better, especially for the $200 tab.
Girls night out for a birthday celebration. The waiter surprised us with a nice apple pie for the birthday friend. Nice place for a long chat over dinner. Mussels & calamaris were delicious. But the lobster soup was way too salty and it was the only choice for a really cold night. The entries are standard without much of wow factor. Will go again for a friends catch up!
I take my mother every year to Lucca's Back Bay when we go to Holiday at Pops. The food is always spectacular, and the service impeccable. The staff that greeted us were amazingly warm and welcoming, getting our coats and making sure we were comfortable at our table. Our server was friendly, had great timing on checking in, and was simply wonderful. I love treating my mother and she really looks forward to this meal. We come all the way from Cape Cod for the evening, so it is very special for her. My thanks to the staff, and the chefs, and can't wait to see you again next year.
Our table of five all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The salads were delicious, and the cocktail choices were excellent. Our waitress could not have been more pleasant and the owner engaged us in fun conversation and showed an interest in how our evening went.
We loved our evening out!
The four of us have had dinner at Lucca a number of times. Our experience Saturday was not great. We waited to order, waited for food....our server hardly acknowledged us. My major complaint was that our appetizer serving plates were left on the table for more than 20 minutes—the table is not very large and empty oyster platters, wooden salami boards, etc. made it difficult to even pick up a glass. We poured our own wine, and the server’s attitude about the vintage served being different than the vintage on the wine list was scoffed as immaterial.
And by the way charging $4.50 for filtered tap water is cheesy....after ther service, it added insult to injury.
We went here for dinner prior to attending The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. The valet service was speedy, the restaurant was packed but the staff knew we needed to make the show and got us a space upstairs. Excellent service and delicious food! I had the soup that has lobster in it. Amazing!!! They also made kid portions of pasta alfredo, fresh bread, great wine. Everyone was happy and friendly we encountered. I highly recommend!
Had a lovely meal of the evening's special, roasted Halibut with roasted cauliflower and root veggies. Beautifully presented, accompanied by a wonderful South African Sauvignon Blanc. It was nicely lit for dinner and quiet, could carry on a conversation with my 'indoor voice'. Not rushed, leisurely pace, relaxed evening. The only (slight) hiccup was the server upselling appetizers and desserts after being politely informed that we were not interested. But, not enough of a hiccup to spoil the evening.
Went here for dinner after a show at the BSO. It's quite beautiful inside and the food and service were amazing. The noise level was very manageable, and we were able to carry on a conversation with a member of our party is who is deaf in one ear without difficulty (which can be hard to find in that neighborhood!). If you're a fan of beets, I strongly recommend getting the beet salad as an appetizer. Wonderful taste and textures and not so much that you fill up before your meal.
My friend and I were not very hungry so we each ordered two appetizers. The marinated raw oysters were out of this world. My friend ordered the soup of the day which was excellent. I ordered the beet salad which was delicious. The basket of fresh and warm bread came with a nice dip rather than your typical butter. I will definitely go back when I am more hungry.
We had a very nice meal at Lucca. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. I had the halibut special and it was excellent, light and fresh. Hubby had the linguini shrimp, which was a little too spicy for his taste (but the menu did say spicy) We would definitely return to Lucca.
Lucca's is one of the best restaurants I've ever experienced (and I travel all over the world all the time). There was only one main I could eat (I'm a vegetarian), but it was outstanding. I also had an entree, which was fabulous. Three people ate with me, and all enthused about the food. Lucca's chef mixes ingredients that aren't normally seen together, and they work. Preparation of every dish was exquisite. Excellent beer and wine lists. This is a top rung restaurant, and the price is good for such an outstanding place. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by Lucca's. Except maybe vegans.
I had the lobster tagliatelle, which I read about on their on-line menu, and I was looking forward to it so much from the description that I was practically drooling when I sat down to eat . Very disappointing experience. There were some clumps of chewy pasta in the dish that I almost choked on while trying to swallow - 4 attempts to gag the mass down. There was a serious dearth of lobster - I think I forked 4 reasonable-sized pieces; the rest was just a few shreds of lobster meat. It was also over-seasoned w/ tarragon to the point that I only ate about 4 bites (including the chewy mass I almost choked on) - I couldn't finish it bc of the over-seasoning and sense of too much fat in the dish overall - whether butter or oil; I couldn't tell. But too fatty so with each bite there was a greasy aftertaste.
The only good thing was that the portion size was perfect (for me) - about 1-1/2 - 2 cups of food (but $27 dollars for that??). More than that requires a doggy bag for a second meal, and I wasn't going to take that to the theater with me!
Service was great but my date had to wait way too long for his drink before dinner.
I love restaurants where you don’t have to raise your voice to talk to the person across the table. Lucca Back Bay was perfect. Quiet. Classy. Truly exceptional food. Impeccable service. The perfect restaurant for a special occasion or romantic meal. Highly recommended.
We were not disappointed by our 2nd time dining at Lucca Back Bay. The burrata appetizer was delicious - the olive & roasted pepper relish provided a perfect contrast of salty and tangy to the creamy burrata. My husband enjoyed the venison - sharing a bite with me, while I chose the swordfish special. Service was attentive with just the right combination of friendliness and leaving us to enjoy our pre-theatre conversation. We will definitely return.
Very average Italian. Pasta was good, but not spectacular. Sauces were over-savory (if that makes sense). I much prefer dishes where the chef has the confidence to rely on the quality of their pasta and not overdo the sauces. Simple simple simple. Would have liked to have seen a cacio e pepe done unforgettably well than these over-complex sauces.
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