Lucca Back Bay

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Lucca Back Bay Restaurant will exclusively be serving a $75.00 per person (not including tax and gratuity) pre-fixed menu until 11:00 PM. A limited Bar Menu will be served until 1:00 AM in the Bar and Lounge only.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1758 People Are Saying
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New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in everyone was very accommodating and gracious. The food was delicious and our server made our dining experience even more pleasurable! Thank you!

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly exceptional service by our waiter, William. The food was delicious and the portions were well-sized. Would recommend!

F
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant in a perfect location. Menu has something for everyone and not "typical" Italian selections. First time visitor but will definitely go back.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Comfortable room but too noisy

S
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited our daughter in Boston and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

KT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant visually appealing. Tables really close together, so it was like we participated in every conversation people at adjoining table had.
Salmon was too well done (almost dry)

CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little too noisy for my preference, but once the patron at the next table got his food, we could no longer hear his overbearing voice.

KM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better experience this time, service and food were great.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The noise level was a bit too loud, but the food was good.

S
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food quality is poor My dessert cane out with an ingredient missing The pasta is really bland

m
New England
63 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was also very good. We had the cavatelli and the scallops. Both were hits. Our server was very personable.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, right on Huntington-at Copley. Food is very good. Service was great. Cannot wait to come back!!

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine & service was exceptional! Will definitely entertain again here. Outstanding!

P
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food.
Waiter’s service in itself very good and probably impacted only by his need to attend too many guests .

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent food. Not a great value for the price. A little dark and noisy.

T
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very very good and very very expensive

E
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. They were very busy, but service was very good; we were welcomed warmly and the server was attentive; and food was served with good timing. We didn't feel like we had to wait too long, and also did not feel rushed. Thanks for a lovely evening!

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter wasn’t very on top of things and entree took forever despite the place not being too busy.

M
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Lucca Back Bay! We come to Boston every 2 years for a college football game and always make sure we book a dinner at Lucca - and it never disappoints.

We were greeted by staff as we came in the door and they quickly offered to take our wet coats. We were immediately seated at a nice table by the windows and our server came by right away to take our drink order.

We both ordered the Lucca version of onion soup and it was amazing. I’ve never had anything like it - it’s almost as if they made the soup and then puréed it - and the presentation was pretty cool.

I had seared scallops as an entree - and coming from Florida I’m pretty picky about seafood. The scallops were big and seared perfectly - a little bit of crunch when you cut through them. They were served over spaghetti squash and the dish was perfect. I would have locked the plate if I thought no one would see me!

My wife had a pasta dish - rigatoni with a beef, veal and pork ragu - and loved it. She kept commenting on how impressed she was that there seemed to be some of the ragu in every piece of pasta. We wondered if someone was in the kitchen with an eye dropper ensuring the coverage!

The entrees were big so we didn’t try anything for dessert but the choices looked pretty darn good.

Can’t wait for my next visit in 2021!

BP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was just the right degree of attentive and the food was fabulous. The waiter recommended wines that we all enjoyed. The location was very convenient to our hotel and the food was extraordinary compared to other offerings in the area. Highly recommend!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I have been many times and would recommend to anyone. I will definitely be going back again!

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had drink at the bar, rhen a really nice dinner with my wife. Everything was great....food, Juston our server and Ryan the bartender. Highly recommend to anyone staying in the Copley Square area.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the complimentary bread, the burrata app, our pasta and chicken dishes, and the dessert! Will definitely return for dinner.

j
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy Lucca and did so again after a snafu with their seating the other party in our group at a separate table upstairs and not connecting us until we realized the problem ourselves.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. We had a delicious meal with great service. Had not been here in years. But it was great.

CB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Went twice in a weekend and had two great meals with world class service and hospitality.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Lucca’s servers must have been having an off night, as overall it was disappointing... Our food was delivered in the wrong order, one person’s entre arrived while the other’s did not, we waited long periods of time before our server returned to our table (yet they were very quick to take our plates!), coffee was cold, our credit card was misplaced... Not their best evening’s performance.

KD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exemplary service and quality food. Very enjoyable meal.

GP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection at every moment, from the greeter, our terrific waitperson, attentive expediting and beautifully prepared, artfully presented entrees. Lucca has a very pleasant vibe; elegant, but not stuffy. Vastly exceeded our high expectations.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner was great

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Lucca Back Bay! Our server was so sweet and very attentive. Food came out at a great pace and was delicious! My husband had the steak and thought it was wonderful but we both LOVED the Cavatelli dish I ordered. Manager spoke with us before we left to check on everything which we thought was nice. We were only in Boston for one night and chose Lucca because it was so close to our hotel and it was horrible rainy weather all day but we were very happy with our choice!

CA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty, delicious food in Back Bay. Very nice atmosphere.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

In Boston for the weekend and wanted a special dinner to celebrate my sisters birthday. I made a note about the occasion in my reservation and they greeted my sister with happy birthday which made her feel special. We were a little early for our reservation but they sat us right away at a table by the window. The food was good-great. However service was slow at every turn - slow to greet us and give us water, 10 minutes to get my single glass of wine, and we needed to flag down our waiter to order dessert. Was hoping for more attentive service. Overall we liked it

JB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great choice for an exceptional meal. We were there for dinner before a BSO show and they took great care of us to make sure we were at the show on time!

D
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was after a concert -- I had the verde salad which was outstanding as was the tagliatelle with lobster. My friend had the carpaccio which was also excellent and the tagliatelle.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting together with friends before a comedy show at the Garden

WM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter seemed to be bothered by us being there - not sure if it was the end of his shift or what the deal was. Food was good, although the Gnocchi appetizer had confit rabbit and I bit into quite a few bones which was less than appetizing. Better bet seems to be their North End location.

B
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant on Open Tables and was not disappointed- Halibut special was to die for and my husbands fila mignon was like butter. Service was great too.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca Back Bay was a top recommendation from a local when we came into town for our anniversary - and it was a wonderful rec! We had a delicious meal with delicious cocktails and the service was excellent.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was not very good. It felt oddly rushed and the staff wasn’t very friendly.

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