Lucca Back Bay
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The food was decent, but not great, and certainly not worth the price.
A wonderful meal on Valentine’s Day. The halibut was incredibly prepared and the cocktails were potent
Food was excellent. Wine selection looked great at first but didn’t have two of the wines that I asked for available.
The bar at Lucca is ideal for a light meal before symphony. The service is great as is the food and ambience - what more can you ask for - oh, and a great wine list by the glass also.
Amazing food and service. Not one complaint
Another excellent dining experience! From the moment I arrived the staff, service, and food was superb.
I loved it! It was my first time there. Lovely restaurant, sweet and efficient staff; I will definitely return. Maybe with a different friend, though. That was the only bummer of the night.
I celebrated my birthday with a family dinner at Lucca Back Bay. Everything was perfect from the appetizer to the desserts. We always have an amazing time when we dine there. This was the perfect dinner for my birthday.
Best pretheater or symphony dining nearby. Lovely restaurant with solid food- enormous portions- we forgot to share the main course last visit and regretted it. Their pasta is always superb- their meat dishes are more than enough for major carnivores and too much for me!
Pleasant dining but if you have an 8 pm curtain arrive at 6 pm— they can get rushed and slow pretheater
We went before going to another event, and the server made sure we got out in time. Our server was attentive, helpful, and efficient. The food was excellent -the gnocchi appetizer is particularly good.
Nice room and a lively crowd. But the food was dull and the wine too.
Elegant setting but way, way too noisy! Excellent, caring service. Terrific attention to detail. We are more fond of the intimacy of Lucca, North End.
Food was good and our waitress was very nice and did a good job
The food was just OK , the service was ok but it it was noisy and over priced
Great food and service - noise level became a bit high
We each had a different pasta dish and all were excellent. The wine was excellent and the atmosphere cozy on a cold night.
My mom and I came here and it was incredible! As Italians, we are always skeptical to eat italian restaurants but Lucca passed the test! The Gnocchi and Rigatoni were out of this world
Food very tasty. Service very slow.
Too many tables for one waiter. I hate it when food delivered and server has no idea who ordered.
After we ordered drinks we actually had to ask for menus.
We come hear monthly.. we had a nice waiter.. service was slower than usual. We ordered an appy and it never came.. we asked him to cancel it.. then our meals were served.. then 10 mins after that, the appetiser showed up.. we did not keep.. pasta was incredibly starchy and very heavy. Not our usual delicious and great experience. They seemed short staffed and confused.
Food was spectacular! And our server made sure we had paced ourselves to give enough time to get to Symphony Hall but also not rush.
The place is lovely but the food is not good although the squash soup was delicious. The gnocchi was overly seasoned, the caesar salad was under seasoned. The scallops were dry. And the cost is not worth it. This was my second time at Lucca Back Bay. I decided to give this place a second chance but it was disappointing again. The Lucca in the North End is so much better.
Meh. The food was good, nothing spectacular. The service was odd. We got our first drink at the bar and brought it to the table. We ordered meals and wine. Got our meals but were still waiting for wine. Our waiter kind of disappeared. Wouldn't go back here.
Food was outstanding
Great table spacing creates an environment that enables conversation. Enjoyable experience with well prepared food competently served.
Enjoyed our evening at Lucas. Waiter was attentive food was great. Had a cozy table in the corner for two to celebrate our anniversary
Good for both upmarket business guests and personal dinners - nice
Once again we had an excellent pre-theatre dinner at Lucca. We were pleased to be recognized by the hostess. Although disappointed that our favorite waiter has retired and moved away, a new waiter promised to become equally attentive. The food was delicious and the space conducive to conversation. We will definitely return.
I was pleased to rediscover the Lucca bar for before and after theater light dining. I was a longtime fan of Brassarie Joe which has closed. Lucca is not our go-to replacement and I am loving it! Great service, wonderful wine list, and GREAT food at reasonable prices. Love it.
Our first visit. We were very pleased. Our reservation was honored precisely on time. Our waiter, Connor, was excellent and he asked right away if we were attending an event at Symphony Hall. W were and he assured us we would be served so we would be on time for that. The food was superb and we have recommended the restaurant to others since.
The squash was inedible. Nice place, good service, but consistent good food is the reason to go there; or not.
I was very impressed upon our arrival at the restaurant, very nice decor and romantic feel. Our server approched us to let us know of the specials that evening but when I finally decided on the Pappardelle, it was finished for the day. So, I chose another entree which was a very hard choice because it seemed as though all dishes had a "but". I have been married to a "real" Italian for over 38 years and the quality of food is not the way Italians eat. Too much sauce and too many ingredients in one dish to really enjoy fine dining. Our server also did not wait for me to try the wine and started serving the other party and at then she brought the bill without us asking for it. Ughm, fine restaurant? Not sure at all. For sure it is nice looking.
Dinners were Luke warm and service marginal. Honestly, we usually rate things leniently knowing the restaurant business is tough. But we were very disappointed and it was a special occasion so that made the disappointment worse. Our daughter lives around the corner and we thought it would be mice to have this as a local stand by, but we won’t go back.
We think this restaurant is great aside from their wish to serve olive oil with indian spices for the bread ??? why ruins the olive oil and the spices. However this visit we ordered 2 specials and both were only middling so I would suggest sticking to the menu and not ordering the specials.
Fantastic new year’s eve meal!
We went for dinner on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was festively decorated with balloons hanging from the high ceiling, and there was a special prix fixe menu. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
Fantastic NYE dinner! The gnocchi and beef tenderloin were particularly excellent. The relatively quiet, dark ambiance was perfect for the occasion.
Great wait staff, very knowledgeable.
Also very good bar tenders
Wine we ordered from the wine list they could not find. Otherwise , staff very friendly, food very good. Would definitely return.
Annual Boston Pops Christmas event and dinner. Everything was perfect, service , atmosphere and good. Parking Valet was also friendly and kind.