Lucca North End

4.6
2759 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 2759 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kimmy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our first night in Boston and wanted to check off having A) good Italian and B) lobster. This was the perfect choice for Italian! Wonderful friendly staff, especially the Sommelier. I had a wonderful pasta dish and my husband had scallops, that were served on a strange bed of greens and pasta.
Overall an enjoyable meal.

M
Maureen
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant willing to accommodate a diner with some dietary restrictions. Real home cooking with a professional presentation. Highly knowledgeable staff able to make informed recommendations. Great atmosphere and ever attentive servers.

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vipmichaelg
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for authentic little Italy restaurant and this place was amazing. It was everything I was hoping for. Highly recommend!!!

KC
vipKenC
New England
66 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is one of the best restaurants in the North End, if not the best.

Great service, food, decor, etc etc.

You will always get a great meal. One of my favorites is the calamari and sauce. It is not fried calamari …but it is outstanding.

My main course go-to is:

GARGANELLI
HOUSE-MADE GARGANELLI, WILD BOAR RAGOUT, ROASTED RED AND YELLOW PEPPER AGRODOLCE, GRANA PADANO

Simply the best ….

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vipHappy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie at the bar was/is amazing. Personality and commitment to Service is clearly a priority for her and this establishment. With many excellent choices around This restaurant, Service like Katie's sets them apart from the competition. This is now a favorite spot of The Happy Hour Social Club! #TheHappyHoursc

MC
MarshaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb . All our food delish and desserts yummy
We had reservation and had no wait .
Fun evening Nd well worth it

JF
vipJaniceF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect !!! We had a window table ! It was our first time back into Boston since the predemic! Dinner was fabulous

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christineb
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, just a little too expensive for me. Definitely worth a special night out!

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AllanF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, will not be the last time ! Everything was better than expected !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place. Fantastic food.

TC
TriCityGal
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well thought out & executed modern Italian menu. Pasta came in good portions and salad was well dressed & innovative.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was impeccable! Delicious pasta, ragout, gelato and very impressive wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location. Great service. Minimal choices on menu. Food was good but nothing to bring me back for seconds.

J
vipJack
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had our birthday dinner here - I told the waiter it was my fiancé’s birthday and he brought us tiramisu with a candle for dessert. We ended up getting charged for it - if I had known we would get charged for it I would have ordered something specific.

Food was delicious!

MH
MaureenH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an amazing dinner here. I had the cod loin wrapped in prosciutto - it was delicious! Our table also ordered the special side dish of corn

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vip2222
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food!!

J
Judy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, food cooked to perfection.
We had a lovely spot dining by open windows

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service ....I truly enjoyed this place ....1st timer.but I will definitely be back

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Ross
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Anniversary

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HollyD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved literally everything about our visit last night. The wine was totally awesome and well priced, a 2017 California Zinfandel called Saldo by Prisoner Wine Co. The mozzarella bread (get it with the marinara) was to die for. Loved the light Verde salad, had the Lobster Fra Diabalo which was the best ever and worth the splurge. The garganelle pasta with wild boar was insanely good. Our server was incredibly lovely and so efficient and the front of the house people were so warm and welcoming it felt great to give them our business. Cannot wait to return. Molto Bene, Grazia!

JR
JeanR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had calamari and cheese for appetizers. The calamari is not fried, which I liked very much, in a spicy tomato sauce... excellent!
I had lamb chops for main course, very generous portions, I could not finish, the meat was very tender, thumbs up again.
My wife had scallops (her favorite) but we forgot to mention when ordering that she is on a low sodium diet, so that wasn't a perfect experience for her. They tend to cook the scallops with a lot more salt than I do at home.
This being said, the place is always crowded and vibrant, but we had absolutely no complaint about the service. Definitely a place to go back to!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very mediocre food

DS
vipDonnaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience! Lovely, relaxed ambience. Wonderful service. I had the pork with broccoli and root veggies. The pork was cooked to perfection. My friend had the shrimp over linguini with the most sumptuously delicious sauce flavor. Could have just had the sauce in a bowl it was so good!! All portions were generous to the point that we brought much home. Dessert was the flourless chocolate torte. Sinfully delicious with pistachio ice cream, raspberry coulis and assorted berries. Will return often and can highly recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had fun & the meatballs were delicious

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Paul
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the dining experience was five star

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vipPhil
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bricco is consistently excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Atmosphere was lively as all in The North End. Treated us like family. Muhammad was our server and he was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food, great people!

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vipbeachdoc
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long-standing favorite restaurant. We try to stop by whenever we’re in Boston. Last night didn’t disappoint. Perfectly prepared fish and a ravioli dish that was packed full of unexpected flavors (in a good way.) All in all a terrific evening. One warning, Uber, don’t drive. Parking is hard to find.

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay but not exceptional. Service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday celebration outside seating

JR
JenR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the pacing was good. We didn't feel rushed even though the restaurant was very busy that night. We were celebrating our anniversary and the server brought us a complimentary dessert. We appreciated the gesture.

RG
RooG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place , would recommend .

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Underwelmed
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Disappointing. Pasta was good, salad was mediocre. Appetizer of cherry peppers was waaaaaaaay too spicy hot. Service was poor. Not many diners when we arrived and service was slow during our meal. Music was downright awful. What should be a nice dining experience with relaxing music was spoiled by some kind of obnoxious "club music" that you might find and a dance club.

KC
vipKenC
New England
67 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. 1st time back since COVID. It was great to be back. North End was very active. Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for one @ midnight was excellent! Thanks for the amazing service Billy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit !! From the first time walking in the door, the hospitality was wonderful. The people were genuinely kind and welcoming. Our server was attentive and great at giving suggestions. The food through — wow !! What can I say — it was just phenomenal !!! Everything was absolutely delicious — We had an incredible chicken dish, a fantastic ravioli dish —we had 4 delicious dinners and everyone was very happy . Highly recommend this venue , and we will return. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time here, it was great! Food was delicious and the server was great!

RB
RosemaryB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Lucca. The food was delicious. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. When the windows are open the hustle and bustle of Hanover street makes for great ambiance.

MD
MaryleeD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere snd wonderful service!

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 2759 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.