Lucca North End

4.6
2775 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 2775 people are saying
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RIchTENNIS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS ALL AREAS

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vipCraigC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and our server was a pleasure.

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MaryS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wine and service

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DannyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!!

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Sandie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have choosen a better place to have dinner. Food,service and atmosophere were beyond excellent. The staff were so nice to every patron. Very impressive. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent! I will definitely be back.

SG
SusanG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our reservations from our cell phone on the way to Loagan Airport to pick up out of town guests. It was quick and easy. Our table was ready for us when we walked in and before we knew it we had water to drink, menus and our wine was on its way. Our menu selections were the best. There were 4 of us and we ordered three different meals. Each one of us felt our selection was the best, yet really liked the others that we sampled. Our waiter helped us make a delicious red wine selection to go along with our dinners. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to enjoying our next Lucca experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Dining while Black... Sadly we were treated like complete outsiders at this restaurant. being that we were minorities.

We’ve dined at the location across from prudential and had a few great experiences. I’m not sure why this location treated us like this. The waitress maybe had pre conceived notions based on our skin tone. Her actions definitely showed us we were not important enough for her to wait on.

We ordered drinks, they were watered down with sour mix .
I ordered the chicken and was told 10 min later they don’t have chicken. My partner ordered the linguine . Once the food arrived his linguine did not match the linguine in the menu , it was warm linguine with red onions and breaded shrimp. Nothing like the description in the menu . So when we asked the waitress about it she said , maybe they ran out of the ingredients and proceeded to take the plate away. She never came back with an update. I thought maybe she went to tell the kitchen to remake the dish. after flagging the waitress down she said oh the kitchen is closed My manager will take it off the bill. . I said why wouldn’t you tell us that instead of having us sitting here looking like idiots. She went and got her manager. The manager was nice and apologized and tried to make it right but it was too late. He said it was a busy Labor Day which is no excuse. So we just wasted a whole dinner outing to leave hungry and upset . Nobody checked on to make sure things were good, the waitress only came over when I flagged her down . Oh she also told me not to get the steak because it’s chewy, when the steak came let’s just say (she wasn’t lying ) .
All in all if you are dining while brown or ethnic beware of the late night treatment here just saying , sadly discrimination in restaurants is a real thing . Just so you know Lucca waitress if we would have received good food and service we would have tipped 20% never judge a book by its cover .

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StephenB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Managed to tag a last minute reservation here through OpenTable. 5 other groups came in right after us - all claiming to be booked at the same time as us. The host(ess) station was clearly not checking as they were logged out of OpenTable - ha! Seated at a window seat for 2 - and that was great! Place was hopping so service was a bit slow - but no issue there. Food and wine here never disappoint. Espresso and Coconut gelato were a great end to the meal. Not cheap - but worth it. Get the Lobster FraDiavolo!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, everything was stellar. Service was attentive and helpful. Food was delicious and piping hot. Really great dishes all around.

NR
NatalieR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. Super friendly and attentive.

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vipAtreat2dineout
New England
47 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate service and food! The North End was crazy last night, but we never felt rushed. The host and our waiter were so friendly and accomodating. One of our favorites in the North End!

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Jan52
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate outside, which unfortunately was disrupted by the constant auto traffic right next to us on the street.

Billy, our waiter, was excellent, and the food was very good. Would definitely go again.

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MarthaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Spectacular. Best Tomato Bisque in the world. My Three cheese raviolis were out of this world

CP
vipCamilleP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been to Lucca in the past whilst sailing up to Boston from the Hamptons as we have done this trip, as well. We were eager to come back as the last time was such a fulfilling dining experience.

This time, the food was fabulous—we split a Caesar, a hanger steak and the special sautéed halibut. Our waitperson, Billy, was also the best! Personable, witty, professional, proficient. Just great!The problem that made an ill mark on what would have been a perfect evening was that it was so frigid in the back dining room where we were sat, even with sweaters and wraps, we could not get warm. Billy tried to moderate the temperature but it never became comfortable for us and I hate to say, it put a damper on the evening. Hopefully the next time we are in town and come back to Lucca, we will be in a warmer spot in the restaurant, as I really love this place
and it’s authenticity! Rita, as the most welcoming Maitre D in Boston, makes it fun and special. ThankYou,Lucca!

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NikkiE
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was hands down a 10 star review! Absolutely amazing food and service. The ambiance of little Italy is something everyone visiting Boston should experience!

CM
CarynM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was vibrant and noisy. We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to hear each other at our table but somehow it was not a problem. The waiter, Billy, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. The food was delicious! We ordered the specials-halibut, buccantini, and ravioli. For apps we order the cheesy garlic bread with Pomodoro sauce and the calamari. For dessert we had the flan and flourless chocolate cake. We highly recommend Lucca in the North End!

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my husband! Food was fantastic as always, service was great! Thank you!

BH
BeingHonestinBigD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and outstanding wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service! A little loud so hard to talk at times, but otherwise awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Went there for a night out and was blown away by the customer service. The hostess Rita, was welcoming, enthusiastic, personable, and went above and beyond to provide the best experience possible.

10/10 cannot wait to go back.

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Beemer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and attentive. She was always quick to replace our silverware and refill our water/wine glasses.

SR
SarahR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the special birthday dessert! Everything was perfect.

GT
vipGaneshT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and very generous portions. Nice ambience, classy space

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WLM13
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Main course average and disappointing. Aps and service great

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 2775 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.