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Lucca North End

4.6
4.6
2998 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
New Year's Eve will be a $79 per Prix Fixe Menu for all reservation. Still taking reservations.


Lucca has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Boston. Zagat survey named them, Best New Italian Restaurant and they won a coveted Best of Boston award for their elegant and lively bar. They are also the recipient of the Wine Spectator award of excellence with distinction. Whether you join them for a relaxing dining experience or a little later for cocktails and to sample their late night menu, you will be won over by Lucca's elegant charm and warm ambiance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Humberto Gallardo

  • Private party facilities

    With four private dining rooms that can accommodate up to one hundred guests, we are confident that we can find the perfect room to host your upcoming event. We are committed to providing superior levels of outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and attention to detail rarely found elsewhere.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Glover: (617) 742-9200

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking available 22 dollars per car. Validated parking for Parcel 7 garage (200 yards away) - $1.00 per hour for the first 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Orange and Green Line to Haymarket

  • Entertainment

    Yes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,998 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible experience for a Sunday. You can tell the staff are close to the regulars. They originally forgot to put in our appetizers but fixed this with extreme quickness and gave us a free drink after our meal. A lovely overall experience.
  2. LM

    LiliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was great and the food was amazing. I recommend going to Lucca if you are looking for a nice dinner at the North end
  3. J

    Jenn

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant for groups or small dinner. The food is delicious!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful, knowledgeable staff. Excellent selection of wines. We indulged in a lobster pasta dish that may be one of the best we have ever had and a scallop dish that was a close second. We only get to Boston once a year or so and we will return to Lucia’s. Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience.
  5. a

    annief

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best birthday meal . We started with the calamari which had a great "little kick". My friend had the bolognese which honestly was the best I have ever had. I had the spicy shrimp and linguine which was also great. Highly recommend the espresso martini for dessert
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was very good. Split the meatballs and a mixed green salad to start. Drinks were nice and strong. Had bolognese and linguine with shrimp and pancetta. Over all very good experience, it was very reasonable priced, even had some leftovers (unusual for us).
  7. DA

    DA73

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food with very good service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Good apps main courses horrible
  9. a

    ahhhhh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was so yummy!! Got the scallops and loved them, the staff was super informative and the food came out quick! It was a 1st anniversary and our waiter came out with complimentary tiramisu with a candle and some espresso martini and it was soooooo nice. The only thing was that it was a bit cramped!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Everyone in our party enjoyed it. Sautéed calamari was fantastic, best I’ve had. Waiter was very pleasant and helpful in explaining the dishes. My only complaint is the noise level. It was ard to carry on a conversation the room was so loud. Will definitely return when we are in Boston.
  11. GS

    GiovannaS

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We went to Luccas for our anniversary and everything was great except my meal. It was unpleasantly spicy and I couldn’t eat it- shrimp and pasta. My husband loved his scallops and the rest of the food was really tasty. The ambiance was great, service was terrific.
  12. FD

    FineDinningExperiences

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    The food was excellent, and the service was terrific! However, the music was too loud and didn't match the environment.
  13. MM

    MadelynM

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Ambiance in the basement was a little odd, but the food was good.
  14. DS

    DocS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If excellence is a habit, Lucca has it! Always an outstanding meal and experience as well as impeccable service.
  15. S

    Suburbanguyintocity

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar pre-Bruins. Was fantastic! Bolognese was an excellent and filling dish.
  16. AD

    AmyD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, cozy ambiance, great food! One of my favorite restaurants in the North End!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was stellar! Favorite North end spot and I've lived here for 6 years.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lucca was great! Service was amazing and we got our table right away in a perfect spot at the exact time of our reservation. Food was good too
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and very good food would deff go back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. We had a wonderful evening at Luca.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Some food was exceptional and others just ok. The lobster fettuccine was over cooked and not great. With so many exceptional restaurants, not sure we’d go back.
  22. C

    Cindy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was superb from the host to all of the wait staff. I really enjoyed my dish which was the braised chicken with house made pasta, which was absolutely delicious. My friend had the scallops which were good but not great especially for the price of them. The other meals at my table were very good which was the pork chop dinner and the rigatoni dinner.
  23. MH

    MossimoHarris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came in for an anniversary with my girlfriend it was fantastic. Servers treated you like family. Everyone knew the menu and can help. The food was phenomenal, great coffee. Will definitely be going again.
  24. M

    Mimilynn

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with family members
  25. S

    Straightshooter

    New England

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Luca. Easy to get to and park nearby (parcel 7 garage) and food was delicious. Not for those who want only traditional pasta and red sauce (there is some of that) but there were more inventive choices and meat items. Service was lovely. Will go back for sure.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In and out. Fast service, delicious food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We were visiting Boston for a weekend and searched for good Italian; it was disappointing to spend 1 of 3 dinners at Lucca. We got the meatballs as an appetizer and they were undercooked, the chicken in the pepperdelle was SO bland, bolognese was bland, and the lobster fettucini was over cooked. Unfortunately, we will not be back. If we were locals, maybe. But not worth the few meals we were available for. The meal was tolerable, not terrible, but not good either.
  28. s

    sidelleg

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never seen all wait staff and helpers be so efficient and courteous. This restaurant is a well oiled machine with great food . Great management more restaurants need to be like this it was a pleasure
  29. c

    cheri

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very bad experience. 2nd time. Will not be back. Some of our entrees came late; were not what we ordered. The waiter got our orders wrong. The food was awful. Obviously a tourist spot. The manager brought desserts to compensate- but a $800 meal for 6 and not one good dish.
  30. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in the north end. We really love the bolognese!
  31. MS

    MaxS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and nice location. Friendly server and nice overall atmosphere.
  32. AE

    AngelaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    More choice than the run-of-the-mill Italian places in the North End. Very friendly and good service. Food was tasty. Complimentary brownie with a candle in honor of a birthday was a lovely gesture!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food experience. Quick and attentive service. Too many choices for wine :-), decided on glass of Chianti that was wonderful.
  34. LJ

    LauraJ

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  35. KC

    KenC

    New England

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, food, ambience, value for money … great authentic Italian food. If visiting North End, you have to try Lucca. One of the best on Hanover Street. My favorites - simply outstanding. Sautéed Calamari, San Marzano Tomatoes, Spinach, Pepperonata, Chili Flakes,Grilled House-Made Focaccia Grilled Octopus, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Cipollini Onions, Red Pepper Sugo House-Made Garganelli Pasta, Wild Boar Ragu, Grana Padano, Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper PAOLO COPPO (Piedmont) 2016 Barbera d’Asti “Camp Du Rouss” Or Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
  36. CS

    ChristinaS

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Server was impossible! She was so busy she barely would stop by our table. Had to ask for menus. Had to ask if we could order an appetizer. Never saw her again. Then flagged her down / can we please order our entrees? She never stopped at our table, we could only wave as she was passing us to go to another one.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We sat at the bar and the bartenders were very efficient and attentive! Food was delicious! A little crazy with people waiting for bar seats but overall a wonderful experience!
  38. d

    diner707

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere in the basement dining room. Good food. Excellent service from Bernardo.
  39. BL

    BigLou

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Seating was 30 min after our reservation, only after quedtioning the hostess. Ran out of lamb meatballs as partnofnan appetizer....at 9:15
  40. T

    Toni

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was great. I've been to many restaurants in North End and really enjoyed it. I will say our service was not great. It was a little slow and we it took a while to get the check.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lucca North End does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lucca North End also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-9200.

Lucca North End is rated 4.6 stars by 2998 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Google Map for Lucca North End

226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Richmond

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking available 22 dollars per car. Validated parking for Parcel 7 garage (200 yards away) - $1.00 per hour for the first 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Orange and Green Line to Haymarket

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Humberto Gallardo

  • Entertainment

    Yes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-9200

  • Private party facilities

    With four private dining rooms that can accommodate up to one hundred guests, we are confident that we can find the perfect room to host your upcoming event. We are committed to providing superior levels of outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and attention to detail rarely found elsewhere.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Glover: (617) 742-9200

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