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Lucca Back Bay

1335 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(617) 247-2400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Mazzotta
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Cross street
Garrison Street
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Parking details
Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.
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Public transit
Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
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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.
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

Private Dining

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.

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What 1335 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing Italian great flavor... great ambience... very intimate... creative tasting Italian as well... ventured out of my normal Italian options and was thoroughly satisfied!

Ziggy (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Host/management team were welcoming and the table was ready when we arrived. Waitress gave excellent service. For appetizers we had the calamari which was spicy and interesting, and the gnocchi, vegetarian version which was great too. good size portions. For entree we had the Halibut special, perfectly cooked and great flavor, and meat Rigatoni with a mascarpone sauce, amazingly we couldn't finish it but it was wonderful. For dessert we had the chocolate option which was good too.
Able to have conversation without having to shout across the table.
We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great waiter. Was a fixed menu and it was Valentines Day. Overall very nice. Top notch waiter and staff

ShawnD (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was great. Had the lobster butternut bisque and it was the best I have had out of any bisque. Sat in bar for about an hour waiting for business associate and was perfect for relaxing a

Burgundy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I work in the industry, so Valentine’s Day is never an option for my wife and I. We came to Boston for dinner and he theater, with a great recommendation for Lucca.
Our experience was perfect! The recommendation precedes itself. Our server was perfect, knowledgeable and polite when discussing menu selections and suggestive selling. Also attentive, with no delay in bottle water and wine service.
She opened our Brunello and let it breath while we enjoyed cocktails first, sharing some oysters and splitting the soup. My wife loved the presentation of the ingredients that finished with hot soup poured table side!
Another shared item, the gnocchi with a split Caesar all before dinner. Needless to say we had no room for dessert, although we still looked at the menu to see what we were missing. Top to bottom service and food were terrific, and we were right on time for the theater.
Nicely done.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding food and professional staff. It is always a pleasure to dine at Lucca Back Bay.

vipJayM (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I made a very quick, last minute decision to book a business dinner at Lucca Back Bay based on Trip Advisor reviews of restaurants near the Prudential Tower in Boston. And it was an excellent call. I wrapped up one business discussion the bar area and the bar service was near perfect. (My apologies if I don’t correctly remember her name, but Isabella did a great job!) Then I transitioned into the dining room for a second business meeting over dinner. The Maitre d' was warm, welcoming and very helpful and the service team did a terrific job. The food was exactly what I hoped for when I made the reservation: Classic Italian and very tasty. My Beet Salad and Linguine with "Garlicky Shrimp" were both very satisfying. I was so impressed that I'm very sure I'll go back to Lucca Back Bay the next time I'm in the area.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Really loved the atmosphere, the food was pretty good, but the service was a bit inattentive.

CateG (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Bland service. Long wait for mediocre food. Never brought Birthday desert requested.
Doesn't have cocktail sauce for oysters.
A floundering experience.
Won't be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The gnocchi appetizer was amazing! Don’t skip it!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a special restaurant where the focus is on the food and the dining experience. Delicious use of herbs and seasonings and fresh, high quality ingredients make each dish we tried excellent. All homemade ingredients. Tables are far enough apart for privacy and the staff is highly attentive and well trained. Great atmosphere and extensive wine list. We would highly recommend dining at Lucca's Back Bay!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I loved the feel of the place - tall ceilings, spacious table arrangements, dark walls, contrasting white table cloths. Our server was excellent. She was attentive but not hovering, friendly and lively but not inappropriately familiar. Food was very good. My husband's portion of cavatelli was twice as large as necessary while my salmon dish was perfectly sized. It was great to have good selection of reasonably priced wine by the glass. Overall, a very pleasant dinner indeed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

2nd time in and both times the greeters had difficulty connecting me with my dinner party. 1st time they were seated and I waited. 2nd time I was seated and my party waited - not a big deal but can be improved.

I coat checked with a small shopping bag and when I left I did not get my bag back. I had forgotten about it but came back a few hours latter to get it.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We were there on a Friday night and they did seem rushed. The service was not as attentive as I expected, waited for wine and our waiter did not return to see about our dinners. The as always was very good and the portions large. We have dined at Lucas' often and we do so again.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great meal. Waitress was fun and prompt.

vipPickyL (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always good food pretheater or symphony but portions are large— the servers are happy to divide

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Lucca. Wish I lived in Boston so I could dine there daily.

pattiflip (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Pork chop was the best I've ever had!

vipKML1356 (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.