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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.
Boston, MA 02116
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.
Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
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
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
We went to Lucca Back Bay with our family during Parent's weekend at a local college. It was upscale and the atmosphere was very beautiful inside. Situated right on Huntington Avenue in Back Bay very close to the high end stores in the mall, we appreciated the valet parking, and were ushered right inside to our table. The wine list, although we didn't drink, was extensive. The appetizers were unusual from a cold potato leek soup to a standard Cesar salad, and the menu was described both in Italian as well as English. The entrees were delicious, from the tagliatelle with lobster to the pork and sirloin, all prepared beautifully. The desserts were especially delicious so leave room. Service impeccable. A beautiful experience!
We love Lucca's in the North End, and since our hotel was in the back bay we thought we would give Lucca's back bay a try. Colors are brown inside making it dark, but we thought it looked cool. Noise level was a bit high, the high ceilings causing this I think. Our appetizer order came to our table a little mixed up but was remedied fairly quickly. The calamari appetizer was fantastic. The caesar salad needed a little something. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the cavatelli were homemade and delicious. Ask for the price fixe menu, for $37 worth it for the three courses. Would go back again.
We were a party of 4, and the service was quite good but a bit officious, and we got off to a good start. The appetizers were excellent, and the server was good enough to split the salad in the kitchen. They had run out of our first wine choice, but were willing to substitute a slightly more expensive bottle. Good service technique. Entrees were tasty, and everything prepared well. The location has been home to many restaurants in the past, and I am afraid that this will not last a long time - just because of the location. The dinner was very good, just not particularly memorable. $200 for 4 incl $38 wine.
Went to Lucca on a date and was very pleased. The setting is elegant and romantic. I ordered a salmon dish and it was so buttery and delicious. I was very happy with all of the food we ordered. The drinks were strong and the waitress was extremely polite and helpful. Overall a pricy place but definitely worth it.
I expected something reminiscent of Lucca North End, but what I got was an industrial-feeling restaurant fit for company parties/functions. Good food, and good service until I was reprimanded by the waitress for my choice of a red wine with a "white wine dish." Don't tell me what kind of wine I want with my food.
Best restaurant week menu ever! The menu had many choices from their regular menu with small surcharges. It was great to have additional options. Service was great, food and wine was wonderful. Good place for groups - the place can hold larger groups and you don't feel too crowded. Can't wait to go back again.
Wow.. so disappointed as well. Asked for best table taken to back by kitchen. Annoyed waiter.... they knew special celebration, nothing not even a small regard of bite size cake or candle for birthday anniversry. Can't believe this was suggested on OpenTable. Very disappointed and spent $140 for two.
The Bolognese was excellent! Lovely restaurant that was quiet and comfortable. But the service was confused and delayed. 25 minutes for our drinks to be delivered. After another 20 minutes we asked about our appetizer. Server said she had just been notified that it was ready, but our entree was delivered instead with no appetizer.
To their credit, they immediately agreed to package our appetizer (excellent beef carpaccio) so we could have it as a late night snack later. Then they comp'd the appetizer and gave us a comp'd dessert. They also allowed us, without hesitation, to split the appetizer so, overall, they did well except for the 45 minute wait.
I have always had an amazing experince at both locations, I tend to favor Lucca Back Bay. Took my wife for her bithday and front start to finish it was a perfect 10!!! I am in the restuarant buiness and I was blown away by the food. The staff was very gracious and professional. I recomend this restaurant all the time and look forward to dining there agian.
Had the gnochi and chicken entree half-portion as an appetizer and scallops. Both were well executed but not terribly inventive. It was a good meal and the restaurant is fairy priced for the quality and location. Nothing really knocked my socks off. Energy level in the dining room was just a tad lower than ideal.
while the dinner entrees and salads was tasty and well prepared (especially the pasta primavera and bolognese), the cocktails and dessert were honestly really bad. The cocktails were not as described and felt very off balanced.. we had to send the sangria back and the gimlet and grapefruit/cranberry cocktail were really tough to swallow. And the chocolate pudding was akin to Swiss Miss pudding.
Restaurant was dark, not in a nice ambience way, but more cave like. everything was brown.
Server was uninformed, but pleasant enough.
maitre'd, while pleasant and showed the table some attention, was dressed as if he had just come shopping from the mall.
menu was limited, ordered 6 items, all were fair. The cheese course was the star of the table. excellent course.
I thought my meal was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Never had to ask for my water to be filled and didn't get the feeling of being rushed out while we finished catching up with our friends... even after we paid the check. We would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant to friends.
Food was good; however our service was terrible. Our waitress forgot to bring our first course of oysters and then brought us the wring bill which was not corrected until after we had paid. Despite me telling the restaurant it was my husbands birthday there was no attention to detail or anything to make the night special. No energy or vibe in the dining room or bar. We will not be back.
Table not ready on time. Ordered a martini with olives. The only olives available were jalapeno-stuffed. Kinda tasty, but what if I didn't want jalapenos to dominate my cocktail? Wine chosen was not available, had to settle for another. Main problem was the entrees. Took 45 minutes between first and second courses. One dish was lamb ordered medium but arrived bloody rare. One was a chicken dish with virtually nothing else on the plate. We searched high and low for the advertised mushrooms, but they were either tiny or evasive. No apology for the late entrees until the waiter brought two unrequested desserts to appease us. He did not ask what dessert we wanted - never even gave us any choice. Overall, was just as bad as we had heard.
Second version of original North End Italian but much, much less of a tourist trap. Excellent food (tagliatelle with lobster is exceptional) with extensive but very reasonable wine list. Modern,sleek digs with soaring ceiling not very conducive to intimate conversation but tables nicely spaced. A definite destination in the Back Bay
I LIVE IN NEW YORK AND TRIED LUCCA ABOUT A YEAR AGO. LUCCA HAS BECOME MY #1 FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN BOSTON. I HAVE BEEN TO LUCCA SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO PROBLEMS. THIS TIME WAS NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE OVERALL. I HAD TO WAIT 15 MINUTES AND GO UP TO THE HOSTESS IN ORDER TO GET A WAITRESS TO COME OVER TO THE TABLE AND EVEN THEN I HAD TO WAIT ANOTHER 5 MINUTES. I COME THERE ESPECIALLY LOVE THE RICOTTA CAVATELLI DISH BUT TO MY DISAPPOINTMENT IT WAS NOT ON THE MENU THIS TIME. I HAD ASKED IF THEY COULD MAKE IT FOR ME BEING I COME FROM NEW YORK FOR THIS DISH...THE WAITRESS CAME BACK AND SAID NO. NOT ACCOMMODATING AT ALL. NOT THAT I DESERVED SPECIAL TREATMENT BUT THERE WAS NOT EVEN ANY HELPFUL ALTERNATIVES. THE WAITRESS HAD NO PERSONALITY.
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