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About Lucca Back Bay

From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.

116 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Garrison Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 247-2400

Website:
http://www.luccabackbay.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.

Public Transit:
Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Anthony Mazzotta

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Lucca Back Bay will open at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Early reservations are still available through Open Table or 617.247.2400

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.

Lucca Back Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Business Meals (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (9)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

A favorite stop after a concert at Symphony Hall. Rather pricey, but wonderful food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We went here for dinner prior to attending The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. The valet service was speedy, the restaurant was packed but the staff knew we needed to make the show and got us a space upstairs. Excellent service and delicious food! I had the soup that has lobster in it. Amazing!!! They also made kid portions of pasta alfredo, fresh bread, great wine. Everyone was happy and friendly we encountered. I highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Downstairs was loud but we were seated upstairs and it was perfect! You could have a conversation without shouting.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a regular event for me to bring friends to the Pops then dinner. Pops are great, dinner after splendid

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Healthy, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had dinner with friends - terrific meal - Halibut special was amazing. Terrific Sicilian wines. Calamari appetizer a gem

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and a great beer and wine selection.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a lovely meal of the evening's special, roasted Halibut with roasted cauliflower and root veggies. Beautifully presented, accompanied by a wonderful South African Sauvignon Blanc. It was nicely lit for dinner and quiet, could carry on a conversation with my 'indoor voice'. Not rushed, leisurely pace, relaxed evening. The only (slight) hiccup was the server upselling appetizers and desserts after being politely informed that we were not interested. But, not enough of a hiccup to spoil the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went here for dinner after a show at the BSO. It's quite beautiful inside and the food and service were amazing. The noise level was very manageable, and we were able to carry on a conversation with a member of our party is who is deaf in one ear without difficulty (which can be hard to find in that neighborhood!). If you're a fan of beets, I strongly recommend getting the beet salad as an appetizer. Wonderful taste and textures and not so much that you fill up before your meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a WONDERFUL night there after seeing a matinee show at the Huntington Theater. Everything was EXCEPTIONAL - the food, the cocktails, the service and the ambiance. Dinner there made for a very special night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My friend and I were not very hungry so we each ordered two appetizers. The marinated raw oysters were out of this world. My friend ordered the soup of the day which was excellent. I ordered the beet salad which was delicious. The basket of fresh and warm bread came with a nice dip rather than your typical butter. I will definitely go back when I am more hungry.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was our 3rd time at this back bay locations and it was terrific as usual.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a very nice meal at Lucca. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. I had the halibut special and it was excellent, light and fresh. Hubby had the linguini shrimp, which was a little too spicy for his taste (but the menu did say spicy) We would definitely return to Lucca.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful meal and great service. We (family of 4) had a reservation at 5:30 which gave us plenty of time to eat and get to our 8:00 show (by Lyft) at the Shubert. Everyone loves their meals.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good, service was fine.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

exquisite & delicious food. Grade A service as well. A nice & convenient place for dinner before the going to the nearby symphony

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lucca's is one of the best restaurants I've ever experienced (and I travel all over the world all the time). There was only one main I could eat (I'm a vegetarian), but it was outstanding. I also had an entree, which was fabulous. Three people ate with me, and all enthused about the food. Lucca's chef mixes ingredients that aren't normally seen together, and they work. Preparation of every dish was exquisite. Excellent beer and wine lists. This is a top rung restaurant, and the price is good for such an outstanding place. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by Lucca's. Except maybe vegans.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the lobster tagliatelle, which I read about on their on-line menu, and I was looking forward to it so much from the description that I was practically drooling when I sat down to eat . Very disappointing experience. There were some clumps of chewy pasta in the dish that I almost choked on while trying to swallow - 4 attempts to gag the mass down. There was a serious dearth of lobster - I think I forked 4 reasonable-sized pieces; the rest was just a few shreds of lobster meat. It was also over-seasoned w/ tarragon to the point that I only ate about 4 bites (including the chewy mass I almost choked on) - I couldn't finish it bc of the over-seasoning and sense of too much fat in the dish overall - whether butter or oil; I couldn't tell. But too fatty so with each bite there was a greasy aftertaste.
The only good thing was that the portion size was perfect (for me) - about 1-1/2 - 2 cups of food (but $27 dollars for that??). More than that requires a doggy bag for a second meal, and I wasn't going to take that to the theater with me!
Service was great but my date had to wait way too long for his drink before dinner.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love restaurants where you don’t have to raise your voice to talk to the person across the table. Lucca Back Bay was perfect. Quiet. Classy. Truly exceptional food. Impeccable service. The perfect restaurant for a special occasion or romantic meal. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were not disappointed by our 2nd time dining at Lucca Back Bay. The burrata appetizer was delicious - the olive & roasted pepper relish provided a perfect contrast of salty and tangy to the creamy burrata. My husband enjoyed the venison - sharing a bite with me, while I chose the swordfish special. Service was attentive with just the right combination of friendliness and leaving us to enjoy our pre-theatre conversation. We will definitely return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very average Italian. Pasta was good, but not spectacular. Sauces were over-savory (if that makes sense). I much prefer dishes where the chef has the confidence to rely on the quality of their pasta and not overdo the sauces. Simple simple simple. Would have liked to have seen a cacio e pepe done unforgettably well than these over-complex sauces.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very bad food and service. A great example of touristic scam restaurant.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great and tasty. The portions were fair, but very good quality. The service was very nice as well. Great place for a nice night out in Boston.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing service. Kind staff. Limited menu, but all option were delicious. Elegant dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner before a show at the BSO.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dine here frequently and the service last night was rather slow probably due to the busy night.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Sean an his team have the best restaurant in the Back Bay. Over the last five years I’ve frequented Lucca Back Bay a lot and have always had an exceptional experience. Rigatoni Bolognese is the best in the city!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthday- dessert with candle was complimentary

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

we are always out on time for H&H valet service superb waiters terrific food delicious

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The entire staff was very friendly and welcoming. Excellent wine selections. Burratta was outstanding. Filet and cavittelli were very good. The pistachio fredo(?) was one of the best desserts I've had in a very long time. We will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent! We had not been there for a while and Lucca did not disappoint!
The calamari was delicious; the venison divine! We thought of going back the next night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a superb restaurant in the center of the happening scene in Boston ---Back Bay, Prudential, Copley Square. Tables far apart, quiet upscale dining room with amazing wait staff and food to match. It was exactly what we wanted and needed. I ordered venison! Thanks for a Superb dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The waiter the food and the wine all were awesome. Our waiter was in attendance at every turn. The food was exceptional. Lobster bisque mind blowing. The whole experience was worth it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic 5-star service, very attentive and gracious! Service and ambiance paired with the food made for an extremely positive experience! Will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a group of couples together for dinner before the Boston Speakers Series at Symphony Hall. We added a seventh person to our reserved table for six without a problem. The food was exceptional. I particularly liked the beet salad off the normal menu. I also had the Halibut special which was perfectly prepared and plated on one type of squash purée with another type of squash served alongside along with sautéed kale. Everyone else liked their food too. However, given that we communicated that we needed to leave by 7:45 when we sat down at 6:05, it was disconcerting that we did not get our entrées served until 7:20 following a delay after we finished the appetizers. I think the problem arose because the waiter used the conventional approach of drinks orders and then food orders, with the result being that the food orders were not out in soon enough to comfortably meet our schedule. The waiter knew timing was getting tight, but avoided us despite our efforts until he knew exactly when the food was coming.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

2nd time there and opted for bar seating v. table. Bartender was friendly, attentive and funny! Can't recall his name (tall w/beard) but I've seen him at the North End location too. Enjoyed a couple beers and cocktails before having very tasty, large plump mussels..great flavor and the bread for enjoying the broth is really good. My wife had the crab arancini special, very good! Split a great caesar and the spicy linguine...perfect. Really enjoyed our experience there and loved sitting at the bar. Certainly miss the vibe/people watching of the NEnd locale, but this was perfect for what we were looking for. Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my sister in law at Lucca. Traveled from Albany and it was worth the trip. Great service and food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was really good, service was good. My only complaint was that it was extremely noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

An excellent meal while on a business trip. Lovely food. A superb Brunello. Very friendly and attentive service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The poached pear salad was fantastic. The Burrata was fresh and delicious. The scallops could have had more flavor. The prosciutto was too overcooked and the pumpkin undercooked on the scallop dish. The restaurant atmosphere was inviting and the owner was charming. Overall we enjoyed it.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our server , Connor, had excellent menu suggestions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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