Lucca Back Bay

4.5
1573 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1573 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
JA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was decent, but not great, and certainly not worth the price.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal on Valentine’s Day. The halibut was incredibly prepared and the cocktails were potent

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Wine selection looked great at first but didn’t have two of the wines that I asked for available.

Report
Helpful
TJ
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Not one complaint

Report
Helpful
JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dining experience! From the moment I arrived the staff, service, and food was superb.

Report
Helpful
JC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
PL
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
h
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!

Report
Helpful
MT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice room and a lively crowd. But the food was dull and the wine too.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
CP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and our waitress was very nice and did a good job

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was just OK , the service was ok but it it was noisy and over priced

Report
Helpful
BR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service - noise level became a bit high

Report
Helpful
KW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each had a different pasta dish and all were excellent. The wine was excellent and the atmosphere cozy on a cold night.

Report
Helpful
JP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
j
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
CM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding

Report
Helpful
c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table spacing creates an environment that enables conversation. Enjoyable experience with well prepared food competently served.

Report
Helpful
JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our evening at Lucas. Waiter was attentive food was great. Had a cozy table in the corner for two to celebrate our anniversary

Report
Helpful
HM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for both upmarket business guests and personal dinners - nice

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
TJ
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
MF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
C
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The squash was inedible. Nice place, good service, but consistent good food is the reason to go there; or not.

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
PL
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic new year’s eve meal!

Report
Helpful
b
New England
243 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
NN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic NYE dinner! The gnocchi and beef tenderloin were particularly excellent. The relatively quiet, dark ambiance was perfect for the occasion.

Report
Helpful
RA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff, very knowledgeable.
Also very good bar tenders

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wine we ordered from the wine list they could not find. Otherwise , staff very friendly, food very good. Would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
M
New England
75 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual Boston Pops Christmas event and dinner. Everything was perfect, service , atmosphere and good. Parking Valet was also friendly and kind.
Merry Christmas

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
40

Tweets by Lucca Back Bay