Lucca North End

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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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PM
New England
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had dinner at Lucca the other night. I started off with a martini which excellent (I'm pretty fussy about my martinis). The beet salad was lovely, and my pasta - a penne with wild boar (I forget the actual name of the dish) was amazing! My friend had the brussell sprouts app and the linguine with shrimp and said it was delicious, as well. We both brought home doggy bags, and mine was more than enough for two lunches! In addition to the food, the service was great, staff friendly, and I loved the atmosphere, the dim lighting, and the fact that we never felt rushed - even on what seemed to be a very busy night (thank you, Billy!). It was noisy, but we were still able to have a conversation even though there was a large party of 8 or 10 people next to us. One of the best dinners I've had in quite a while. Highly recommended.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely excellent, very tasty, some of the best Italian I've had in North America. A little bit on the loud side.

SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I liked the restaurant. Wish it was more intimate but was appropriate for the size. My scallops were outstanding!

LL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was fantastic!
Leyna our server was right there for whatever we requested and Rita’s personality was felt through the whole restaurant.. definitely felt like I was invited into her home!!

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Our experience was nice except for the noise level which was too Loud with music playing and people talking above the music and the rather minimal food options. The food (pasta) we selected was ok, and no to the level we were anticipating after hearing the food was amazing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A very nice italian restaurant with wonderful service. There was a large wine selection. The service was amazing.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a pre-Thanksgiving family gathering at Lucca and it was wonderful Everyone loved their orders (pastas, salads, risotto, bread...) except the ravioli was just so-so. They were very flexible with the menu for our vegetarians. Server was very professional. They did mess up one vegetarian dish that was supposed to have different veggies but ended up being a little bland with only mushrooms in a garlic sauce. The waiter offered to take it back and bring something new but everyone already had their orders. He then offered to bring a side of broccoli, which was very nice and really unnecessary. He said he'd take the dish off the bill which was very generous. Then the manager surprised us with complementary desserts because of this one dish. We had delicious tira misu and cheesecake. It was very, very kind of them and certainly left us feeling pampered. We will definitely go back.

LR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Yes, but I would tell them to avoid a certain waitress who forgot our menus, commented in a weird way on our choices, told me it's not really proper to have a spoon to roll your pasta and that our car that the valet brought way too early might run out of gas if we.....implied did not leave soon.

s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine including homemade pasta was nourishing and delicious! The service was elegant. My friend and I had an evening of connection and privacy in the middle of a busy restaurant. The wait staff learned our tastes and desires and recommended a sumptuous experience. Excellent wine list. You will be very happy here!

S
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca never fails to bring us a fabulous meal .

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding North End experience. Great interior and energy on a Thursday

LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice enough place but very noisy! Our meal was very good as was the service.

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food before a Celtics game!

PM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food

l
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been here many times and enjoyed it every time. Very nice people who actually get you a table as quickly as possible. Very friendly and knowledgeable server and the food was terrific as usual. Really enjoyed it

ES
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is a wonderful restaurant that exquisitely and seamlessly presents the best of all the wonderful regional cuisines that Italy has to offer. The wine list is extensive and features a balance between excellent regional wines with good values as well as the big blockbusters that you'd want to splurge on for a special occasion. Suitable for special gatherings as well as date night, it perfectly encapsulates the best of Italian dining experiences.

CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is great. Love this place. Come as often as I can

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and we were impressed by the service and how fast everything was!

GO
Naples
62 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Their signature pasta dish was amazing and the chicken was moist and flavorful. Our server
seemed very inexperienced. We ordered an Italian wine and she ask us to point it out on the
wine menu. She could not answer any questions about the wine. Did not refill water until
our meal was complete. Our service just made it seem less than spectacular. Too bad, because
the food was delicious.

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was efficient and cordial. The food was excellent and the potatoes may have been the best I have ever eaten. Cool place.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was great! The room was a little loud! The food was good but over salted. My friend had the Duck app which was dry so they took it off our bill, the calamari app was great!

d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca's food and service were fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive but not over bearing. Love looking out to the people walking by. Great anniversary spot.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Boston. Probably my favorite place in the North End

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The waitress and friendly and helpful. Will be back!

BA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter ( tall, handsome young man from Morocco) was fabulous ,very polite and extremely attentive to our needs!

C
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time dining at Lucca and I enjoyed it. The ambiance was great. Nice mood lighting and lively atmosphere, some might think it is a little on the noisy side if you are looking for an intimate conversation. Food was outstanding and the service was on point. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

ML
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lucca hits all the high points, food, cocktails and service all excellent. The bread disappeared quickly as everyone loved it. Calamari app a must. My husband had the Osso Bucco which was tender and tasty. The Rigatoni was so good that I wanted to take left-overs home! Lamb chops were perfectly cooked to my son's delight and the scallops were wonderful. It can get a bit noisy, but everyone there seems happy and welcomed by the wonderful staff. Would highly recommend. Will return!

KF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pasta was warm, not hot. Sat by the window and it was uncomfortably cold.

A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We made a reservation on OpenTable. Got to the restaurant early, and host did not have our reservation. 10 minutes later, with the assistance of another worker, he found it, and told us to come back closer to our reservation time. We came back exactly at our scheduled time, and still had to wait.

FD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere!! Professional and extremely courteous staff made our experience superb.

KB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meals for everyone in our party of 4. Service was excellent!

SS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far this was our favorite stop in Boston! Loved everything about Lucca including service, ambiance, food, and prices.

Highly recommend

BZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had an amazing meal with outstanding service, highly recommend

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter great food

E
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Italy. The ambiance and decor were great, and the service was excellent. The food was quite good yet pricey as you are also paying for the location! Very enjoyable evening meal!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and atmosphere

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service!

OH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. We had a great server and the ambiance was perfect. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The place was hopping nonstop. I highly recommend it.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is the best!

g
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual food was outstanding. It is our favorite restaurant in the North End. Our waiter was not up to the standard that we expect at Lucca.