Lucca North End

4.6
2770 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2770 people are saying
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vipMichaelO
London
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic North End Italian. The service is fantastic as is the food. Highly recommended.

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Victoria
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating being in Boston together for the very first time! Everything at Lucca was delicious!

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vipLark3719
Charlotte
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I picked Lucca because of good reviews and because I love the town of Lucca in Italy. Atmosphere was lively and fun. Service was good. Boston North End is always a fun night. The food was OK. Not great. Bread wasn’t Italian at all. A soft yeast roll. They brought a basil pesto spread that didn’t have much flavor. My companion liked her pasta but my chicken was sort of a fried nugget thing. Not at all what I expected and kind of dry. Place was jammed but so were all the many other Italian restaurants on Hanover Street. I’d try another next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever! I just have to say they were so helpful! I definitely will dine there again over and over!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good but it took a long time and not a lot of options on menu. Great server who was very helpful

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vipGiovanni
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner at Lucca in the North End of Boston but the food was not exceptional. The restaurant was rather noisy but we had a table in the back of the dining room where could converse with the friends with whom we went to dinner. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. Overall, the meal the meal was not up to what would be expected for the price charged.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin was phenomenal, he knew the dishes and made great recommendations. The food and drinks were outstanding, and the service from everyone from when we arrived to when we departed was incredible.

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vipMelindaB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

⭐️ 🌟 💫 ⭐️⭐️❤️
Excellent! In every way!

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vipItalophile
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
155 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and excellent service. Loved the Wild Boar pasta dish. Definitely a favorite restaurant in the North end.

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Localeater321
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Never a disappointment and always a delicious go to. Great service too.

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vipLippyii
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have had the same dish (cinghiale - wild boar ragu) since I had first visited the restaurant in 1999. It is so consistent and still so delicious. Just as I remember every single visit and this dish is still a star!
Fun place on the North End

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OpenTable Diner
Querétaro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super attentive and friendly, the food was absolutely delicious. We had a great anniversary!

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Karn313
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberly was a great waitress

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RobS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

At that price point, I felt like the food was underwhelming. The bread was cold, the food wasn’t amazing. The server didn’t speak English very well. The busser didn’t speak any English and tried to take my food away twice while I was still eating it. May have been Russian. I’m fine with all of these things in general, but at that price point I was expecting a lot more— better food, service, table, ambience. We just felt kind of crammed in and it wasn’t an inviting atmosphere. Go to Parla

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burlingtonnewbie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we wanted when eating an amazing Italian meal in Boston!

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vipKenC
New England
68 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is the best restaurant in the North End of Boston. If you haven’t eaten there, you should. You will not be disappointed in the bar, restaurant, food and service.

I’ve been going to Lucca with the family for years and haven’t had a bad experience or meal. It is my go-to place for a night out in the north end.

Enjoy.

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vipJimbo
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner. Lobster fettuccine and the boar garganelli were awesome. Caesar was great too. Cocktails and wine were tops and the atmosphere and the service some of the best anywhere.

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kelliecart
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was fabulous as was the food. My husband had the special, a duck dish, and I had the scallops. Both were fantastic!

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JasonA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Lucca's was truly great! The wine selection was great and diverse! I got the special "Catch of the day" it was Halibut. I think it was the best seafood dish I ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service my family had on a quick getaway to Boston.

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RIchTENNIS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS ALL AREAS

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vipCraigC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and our server was a pleasure.

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MaryS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wine and service

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DannyH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an absolute joy and pleasure to get a table at this true authentic Italian restaurant. The food was so good that I can die happy now.

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vipNicholeR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is always great! Service, food, atmosphere - and they have gluten free pasta! One of our regular Italian restaurants to go to in the North End.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night; good food, good ambience and our waitress made it specially cool!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! My friend got the scallops, which she loved, and I got the daily fish special of halibut. Delicious!!!!!! We sat outside and it was a perfect night for outdoor dining. Can’t beat the energy of the North End for dinner. I would definitely have dinner at Lucca again.

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vipFrankC
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I was skeptical because the menu was a bit overwhelming because e I didn’t know what the items were. After some descriptions and recommendations I ordered the pasta with wild boar ragout. It was probably the 3-5th best dish I have had in my life.

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SheilaV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Great North End restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. Lobster fra diavolo did not disappoint. Wine list was extensive. All around great experience and will definitely be back.

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Ronnie
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is one of our absolute favorite places in the North End. As residents, we’ve been to almost all the spots and Lucca stands out. The focaccia is amazing and the pesto pistachio butter is even better. You can’t leave without trying the short rib gnocchi appetizer. It is hands down the best thing on the menu. The meatballs are fabulous too. Their desserts aren’t the best but if you’re looking for something sweet try the espresso martini. Lucca is perfect for a date or some late night drinks. It’s one of the only restaurants in the North End still open for food after 10. It’s a limited menu but the restaurant is usually still bumping. Highly recommend!

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vipMargeryv
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Luca North End! A high end delicious Italian dinner in a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely back next time we’re in town.

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vipRenee
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Definitely not authentic Italian!
The sauce is like Mexican salsa on the lobster fra Diablo !
The gnocchi with short ribs was tasty Minus the pound of salt the chef put!
My mom did enjoy the ravioli
But I did not !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Lucca. My wife and I were lucky enough to get the window. Spectacular food and great wine list. Btw…if wearing a mask to go to the men’s room is onerous for you, stay home in your barcolounger- don’t hassle the waitstaff. They’ve had their masks on for 8 hours.

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter talked us in to the nightly special and then never served us. Appetizers and entrees came out at the same time.

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vipGuthrieZ
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was by myself so I asked to eat at the bar. The bartender was amazing. My drink was in front of me within 1 minute. The appetizer, rigatoni, sangria, wine and dessert could not have been better. One of my favorites when I am in Boston.

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AliceH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Would not go back. Mediocre bland food that tries too hard. Nice staff, ambience and great service. But Hanover street has better spiced food. Do not order the cheese plate. …. but the bowl of warm olives was a high value tasty appetizer

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 2770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.