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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (36)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic
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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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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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!

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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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything about Lucca was exceptional. The setting itself is both convenient and beautifully appointed. Tables are spread out to allow for intimate conversations and that means the noise level is much lower than some comparable eateries. The service was impeccable — our server was helpful, giving recommendations about how to narrow down our choices and offering to split both entrees and appetizers so we were able to enjoy the menu more fully. And then there’s the food itself. Beautifully presented without being fussy, multi-layered flavors and textures — each bite was unbelievable. We had the hurray’s, the rigatoni and the semifreddo for dessert and all were unforgettable. A pleasure to recommend to others seeking delicious Italian cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great place! The food was great, the service wonderful. Especially enjoyed our enthusiastic and friendly waiter. He knew we had tickets for a show so made sure we were finished on time without making us feel rushed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the venison and a special, the halibut. Both were delicious. I particularly loved the berry sauce on the venison.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The calamari appetizer and the beet salad were as good as it gets. My wife's halibut, a daily special, was perfectly cooked but a tad too salty. My pork chop was excellent, as were the accompanying slaw and sweet potato wedges. Service is very professional, with staff members constantly but unobtrusively circulating through the dining area. The tardiness of our wine to accompany the main courses was noticed by several staffers, and our server seem flustered after that. We've been here many times before, and we'll certainly be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I’ve been going to Lucca many times over the last 2 years, and I especially enjoy just sitting in the bar area having drinks and appetizers. The meatballs, calamari, arrancini and pizza of the day are always good. The service is great and I’m always greeted with smiles hugs by Lisa.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful dinner, food, restaurant! Favorite meal in Boston!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I booked a reservation because it was not far from the Huntington. It was a great surprise to find the food, ambiance and service was great!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We live in Houston but come to Lucca Back Bay every time we are in Boston. Fabulous food and great service. It's a gem and we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We dined there on our first night in Boston. Some of the best Italian food in town. Great variety of menu choices. Attentive but not overbearing waiters made the evening wonderful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Outstanding food, great service, beautiful decor. Great for a special occasion, business meeting, or just a relaxing good time with fantastically flavorful food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

What a nice place. It was our first time there. It was nearby our hotel, and we needed a quiet place to have a discussion. Great food and terrific service. I'm looking forward to returning to Boston to visit Lucca Back Bay again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food and service are consistently outstanding at Lucca's Back Bay.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love this restaurant. It's got a great team that delivers consistently good service and delicious food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Don't know if we hit a bad day or what. But our experience was not as good as we hoped based on the reviews. Great room, great service but the food was not as expected. Two main issues were pork chop was way overcooked but the brine saved it so it did still taste good. The pasta was undercooked. They kindly redid the dish but even when cooked correctly the pasta was tough. This is an Italian restaurant that makes its own pasta; not acceptable. The management aims to please so maybe this was a fluke. I hope so. Sorry for the poor review. I wish I had better things to say.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Good restaurant, a bit pricey but overall worth the value in a great location. The service was very good and the specials were interesting and delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We always visit Lucca when we are in Boston. The specials were amazing and the atmosphere is lovely. Truly authentic cuisine and service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Drinks at the bar were superb. Service was attentive, not overbearing. Food was fresh, seasonal, creative.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, pricey wines, noisier than a jet runway. Not conducive to conversation at civil voice levels if you have any hearing loss.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Everything was excellent. Appetizers to desserts. Nice wine selection. Great specials-I especially enjoyed the halibut special finished with popcorn

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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