Lucca North End

4.7
2792 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 2792 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Mozzarella Burrata appetizer and the Short Rib Gnocchi appetizer for dinner. The Burrata was soft and delicious and plenty for two to share. The Short Rib gnocchi came in a smaller pasta bowl and it was just the right portion size for dinner for me! The layers of flavor in the Short Rib dish were outstanding!

The dinner portions were enormous and so many people (like us) were heading to a show and couldn’t take it home with them. So glad I ordered the appetizer.

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YasminB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Pasta is mushy and not al dente. No flavor. Limited menu

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MichelleT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was tasty but not hot when served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend

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vipjonespones
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautifully delivered plates of delicious food; upscale but casual/comfortable atmosphere

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vipmichaelc
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great Date Night!

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MMMMM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had reservations and were seated promptly and courteously. Our jackets were taken and hung up. The staff was very friendly.
Our waiter was prompt and helpful. We ordered a few drinks and oysters for our 1st course. We enjoyed them both. We followed that with a special beef cacciatore and a lobster fettucine. While both the entrees were very nice, we felt the pasta was a little too smothered in sauce - we think less would have been more in the case of the sauces. Otherwise, the portions were quite large and we had to get our entrees to go. We ended our meal with tiramisu which was very soft and light and cappuccinos which were enjoyable as well. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and a nice evening out at the North end after almost 2 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and meal!

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DeanP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigatoni ragout was phenomenal.
Max was on point with the service.

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vipSamM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best North End meals I’ve had so far! Beautiful restaurant, great service, and delicious food. I highly recommend the raviolis :)

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AndrewK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food, service and wine were all excellent. Thanks to George for making it a wonderful night.

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BarbieB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service before. Bruins game. Waiter George was excellent!

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BentD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was ok. Loster bisque tasted fishy and the panna cotta was too stiff and burnt at the bottom. Service was great and it is a really cozy place.

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Saltandsand4
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfetto in tutto!

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vipMandM
Atlanta
107 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I dined at Lucca for the first time last night. Have dined at many North End restaurants over the past decade, just somehow we never made it over there. We're from Georgia and have visited Boston 9 of the past 11 years in the Fall.
(Bostonians wear T-shirts that say "Boston Strong", but our T-shirts say "Boston Soon".) The whole evening was outstanding. Honored our request for a wall table, and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Awesome salads, amazing entrees (Fettuccine with Lobster and Veal Osso Buco), and a great Italian wine. Bill was our server and he couldn't have been more professional or gracious. The Osso Buco took a few extra minutes per Chef, but who's in a hurry when at Lucca's? We actually enjoyed the extra time. We dined in the back room where it's a bit quieter, and that made it quite the lovely evening. The bar dining area was extremely busy, as we had to weave and duck on our way out--- as packed as I've ever seen any restaurant anywhere--- but hey, the vibe was fantastic and people were finally out celebrating their freedom. It's a beautiful thing.
We will definitely return to Lucca on our next trip, already looking forward to it. Kudos to Chef and staff...great job. It'll be a nice memory.

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cmac24
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Huge portions for dinner, but the food was delicious! Recommend the Braised Beef and Potato Gnocchi and the Duck Confit Tarte appetizers. Wonderful service! Our server could not have been any better, made the experience even better.

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CherylL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome in all respects!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and exceptional service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great! Very fresh, flavorful, great presentation. I'll definitely be back

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Shayne
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Lucca. Food was excellent and the serving staff/management was phenomenal. I will be back to Lucca in the near future!

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Meli
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bar in North End! Food was extraordinary. Service too. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with this classic Italian spot! If you’re looking for good vibes, great food and an extremely friendly, accommodating staff then this is a must visit!

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vipSara
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The host was very welcoming. Our waiter was not very friendly. He warmed a bit but not great. The bus person was more talkative than anyone. We had the mussels, olives, wild boar ragu, and ravioli. Food was fair. My suggestion would be walk across the street to Dolce Vita. Better service, and better food. The limoncello martini was very good

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AliMc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon on carrot purée with fingerling potatoes was cooked to perfection. My friends had scampi/linguine. Delicious choices and the recommended Pinot Grigio also was fruity and divine. Thank you Lucca

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AshleighB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lovely service, incredible food and presentation, and great wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Tasty.

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vipZZZZ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A nice atmosphere if you are not very picky with food, 2 of our pasta dishes for instance were overcooked.

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vipPaulB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to Lucca every time we are in Boston were there celebrating our anniversary food and atmosphere never disappoint. First time back since pandemic just thrilled they weathered the storm

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vipFoodie36
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. Incredible service. Waitress extremely attentive and knew the menu well and made excellent suggestions! You can tell the staff cares about the patrons. Can’t wait to return!

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StacyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall the meal was good. It wasn’t great? But it was good. Chocolate torte had barely any flavor at all, very disappointed in dessert. We had rigatoni dinner which was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and company. The service was fantastic

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vipblueontop
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous scallop dish. Chef knows how to cook seafood to perfection.

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vipMichaelO
London
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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.

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 4.7 stars by 2792 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.