Lucca Back Bay

4.6
1634 reviews
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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 England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spent my birthday here & it was absolutely amazing!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, I would dine there again

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating running the Boston Marathon

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Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Local restaurant with an Italian flare. Excellent pasta. Service with a smile. Would definitely visit again.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and Full of Flavor! Would recommend to everyone!

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DM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Attentive without being overbearing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter was catering to other tables because we did not drink, charges for fresh brewed tea and fountain pop refills, every other table was given bread baskets and we were given two pieces, waiter tried to say after the bill was brought out that he was trying to do something for the birthday noted on the reservation which seemed like an attempt to increase his tip since nothing was provided like dessert, overall not impressed with the overall experience, won’t say the food wasn’t good but the rest of the experience put a bad taste on the rest

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The mussels were superb. Lovely and plump with a delicate sauce to accompany them. The bread to dip into the lovely liquid had no substance. Perhaps a stop or two from Wonder bread. For an Italian restaurant this bordered on the insulting. Unfortunately the potato gnocchi were stodgy and the greasy sauce with them was--well-just greasy. The Verde was a lawn of arugula with pecans, apples etc. which were barely visible. The tagliatelle was trying too hard. Too many ingredients that overwhelmed each other.
the Strawberry Rhubarb torte was more crumble than fruit. The fruit was invisible although there was a subtle taste in the background

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From walking in the door to getting my coat to leave everything was exceptional. Amazing place that I wish were closer to Nashville 😊

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we chose to eat there before the symphony. Food and service were superb and they were very much aware of out time restraints.

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JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at Lucca Back Bay this past weekend. Everything from the ambiance to the service, to the food, was impeccable. It's a wonderful special occasion or romantic spot. Will certainly return when visiting Boston.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service is always excellent and the food is well prepared and always served fresh and hot. great restaurant for all occasions

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine at Lucca Back Bay frequently, as it is very convenient for concerts at Sumphony Hall or Jordan Hall. It’s always excellent — prompt, efficient but unhurried service, great food, and a comfortable, calm and inviting atmosphere. And equally welcoming whether I am dining solo or with a companion — which earns them lots of extra credit in my book.

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c
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I think Lucca in the North end is a very different restaurant, much more intimate. The Back Bay is clearly more of a business meeting place then the North End location. I had dinner with my daughter, a student nearby. I had salmon, it was very rare, it was on vegetables, with a tremendous amount of chili flakes. My dish was rather plain and spicy. My daughter had rigatoni, she said it was good. I think perhaps we did not order the right selection, but I would defiantly try it again. It was a busy restaurant, the service was great. Valet parking was convenient.

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PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable food, great wine list. Catered to our dietary restrictions. Only one complaint - we did not try the gluten free pastas because they had preservatives. There are better alternatives, and I hope Lucca management corrects this. But what we did order was perfect in every way. We met the chef afterwards, always a treat in a good restaurant.

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AC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The reason for my not perfect score is because this restaurant may be beautiful and have nice ambiance but the fact that they only have 1 chicken dish and it’s only with DARK meat is absurd . I asked the waiter as well as the manager and they were not able to in anyway to accommodate me and make a grilled or just white meat chicken . I do not eat steak, or fish , and pasta is not good for my diet , so how does a restaurant of this caliber only have 1 chicken dish and not able to accommodate someone who doesn’t like dark meat , I can’t imagine . Very dissapointed and will not be back . I can’t even truly give my opinion on anything else because of how ridiculous it was that they could not accommodate me .

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K
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiter was unattentive. Once we got our meal he never came back to see if we needed anything. I really wanted parmesan cheese on my linguine. It took him a long time once we were done eating to bring check. Food over priced.

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New England
193 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Things went quite well this past Saturday. We were promptly seated. Our waiter was quite familiar with the menu and the wine list. Our shared calamari was delicious, as was my pork and my wife's off-menu special, swordfish. The front of the house staff was well organized, and the kitchen put out excellent food. We'll be back.

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New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lucca Back Bay several times and this was the first time we were a little disappointed. The service was good but the food was not as good as we expected.

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RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good overall value and excellent service. was visiting Boston with my wife and daughter and we enjoyed are dinner.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special of the night was an off menu swordfish dish. Delicious.

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, easy walk to Symphony, Jordan Hall, Huntington.
Quiet enough with space between tables- unusual positives these days!

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Good service and enjoyable dinner!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We know that when we are in Boston, we can count on an excellent meal at Lucca. A bit noisy for old folks, but so is every other good restaurant.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and a excellent service. Wines by the glass were a bit expensive. Had pork loin and it was great.

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New England
55 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary food and an elegant atmosphere that just never disappoints. The staff are warm and friendly and uber efficient. We absolutely love this restaurant.

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Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before a BSO concert. Bay of Fundy salmon was delicious and expertly prepared.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service and food were all excellent. The wait staff was very helpful in navigating the Italian wine list with us. The food was well prepared and interesting. We had a very pleasant experience and there was no attempt to rush us through the meal. Overall, it was a very memorable evening.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at lucca was great! Server was very friendly and not overly attentive. Had a great dinner and would definitely recommend coming here.

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GG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. My only complaint is that the room is a little loud.

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RH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

What a disappointment! I ordered scallops: they were underdone, and at least one was not a scallop but rather fish in the shape of a scallop! The toast underneath had a strong and unpleasant fishy flavor: it was inedible! The spinach was prepared with garlic and pine nuts, but didn't even taste like spinach! The taste was not good. I had double-cooked potatoes which were boring: there was no seasoning to make them appetizing, and I don't understand the reason they were cooked twice. What was the point! There is nothing that puts me in a worse mood than a bad meal and this succeeded in doing just that!

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, meal was outstanding and service was impeccable!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In last minute we decided to go there for our anniversary.. We found a place since it is big. It was a perfect dinner! The service was great!

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New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good choice for dinner before a BSO concert or the theater. Food and drinks were great and waitstaff were excellent - friendly and attentive. Try the oyster appetizer and tagliatelle.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted, table service was prompt and professional, and the food was great! I appreciate it being open for late night dining.

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ZY
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I went here for the first time for Dine Out Boston and took a group of my friends visiting from out of town, because I'd heard great things about Lucca Back Bay. Our experience was less than. While the Dine Out menu was quite expansive, the food was either significantly under or over-seasoned. To top it off, we all picked the chocolate tart as dessert, which was so rich, that nobody at the table was able to take more than one bite. The ambiance is very nice and the drinks were good, but I'm not sure I'd go back for the food.

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner at Lucca Back Bay. The food and drinks were excellent, we felt well taken care of, and made it to Huntington Theatre with time to spare.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucca has been consistently good all fall and winter season. Everyone from the valet to the hostess to the waiter is friendly and accommodating.

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