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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CM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdid my expectations! Was delicious and the service was wonderful!

RS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner- thank you for the incredible food

M
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to believe, but it was our first time dining at Lucca. It certainly won't be our last! We were very impressed with not only the delicious food, but the welcoming, knowledgeable & friendly staff. A few of us took advantage of the Restaurant Week specials and others dined a la carte. We all found our meals to be outstanding. Thank you.

MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere and service. Fish was overcooked.

WJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Boston, Lucca came through again last night. Our meals were flavourful and full of delicious and interesting flavour combinations. Their wine selection is great, not too large to get lost but varied enough to have many options. Our server was also spectacular; she did a great job and her bubbly personality added to the dining experience.

Lucca even gave us a complimentary dessert, as it was our anniversary. By no means a requirement, but we both really appreciated the touch. The dessert itself was delicious as well.

All-in-all a great spot in the North End for some delicious food. If you’re interested in Italian food that doesn’t rely on red sauce, check out Lucca.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food, great wine list and service, but I generally found it to be overpriced. Menu options were also limited.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca North End is the best restaurant in Boston. Outstanding food and exceptional service.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience going to Lucca for the first time to celebrate his birthday. The service was wonderful, not too pushy but very attentive. Our waiter was even able to accommodate our preferences by allowing us to create a half and half pasta dish. The food was incredible. We would highly recommend the short rib gnocchi on the appetizer list! Great experience!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and food was fantastic! I will be back for sure...

b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly hospitable team, I felt welcome and well cared for the entire visit. Food was delicious. I would highly recommend Lucca to anyone, including families with young kids.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The people that greeted us were amazing! We had 3 children and they quickly helped us with our stroller, had high chair ready & crayons for the children. The kids menu was great and our meal was great as well. Will definitely return!

WK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food....Outstanding
Service....Attention to Detail....Friendly, Helpful, Engaging...Fantastic

CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osso Bucco was pretty m uch the best I ever had and the Saffron Risotto, was right on!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is always a great experience. Class act! Treated amazing, happy staff, food that is just outstanding. We will definitely be back again and again.

OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time here. We had read many good reviews. We were very surprised. There were a number of issues with dinner. Their signature burrata appetizer came with store bought crostini. The tiramisu was bad and lacked many ingredients including espresso. Overall a very disappointing meal for people who love Italian food.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner experience and quality service!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff was nice and made good presentation of appetizers. My dinner was delicious my wife’s unfortunately was not that great. The vegetables were undercooked. The lobster bisque was delicious and the wine list was amazing.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My girlfriend and I visited Lucca for Valentine's day. It was a grand experience and I hope to go again!

E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day prefixed menu was great.

CD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive servers, delicious food and drink, and cozy ambiance. I've been to wildly expensive steak houses that did not have service or food as good as Lucca. They also have a late night menu, which is hard to find in Boston. I highly recommend this restaurant.

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! BEST FOOD,SERVICE AND AMBINANCE!

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in the North End!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff were great and called me right away when I forgot my card.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was DELICIOUS, service was excellent and the ambiance was totally on point. The mussels are to die for.

DB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, hot and full of flavor. We dined on a Tuesday night, restaurant was barely if at half capacity and service was rather slow. The pricing was high, but the amount of food given was plentiful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun family dinner - fabulous food and service - have family member with multiple food allergies and our waiter was so helpful - went over everything on menu and even offered to make special dishes - we will be back next time in Boston!

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. The best wild boar in the city

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Food was amazing , drinks were so good . Everything was cooked so perfect ! We will be going back

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Way overpriced for the quality of the food

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mohamed

M
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

PA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dining, the lobster brisket soup was excellent. The wine was very good. The meals were very tasty. The rigatoni was very filling, not ideal if you are looking for something lighter. Service was great but at times needed a little more time on our own. Overall very pleased.

GR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. The wine pour was very skimpy for a twelve dollar glass. i would expect at least a half a glass full.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Absolutely everything. Servers were great.

CL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lobster gnocchi is worth every penny!

HU
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Lucca's in the North End is like visiting an old friend, who happens to be a fantastic Italian chef. I have been going here for more than twenty years and have never been disappointed. From the consistent and impeccable service to the warm ambience to an excellent wine selection to the amazing and authentic food, Lucca's delivers on every aspect of what makes the North End dining experience great.

On my last visit, my date and I split the beet salad, which had a selection of beets served with roasted sliced almonds and a tangy vinaigrette. For the main course, I had the pan fried fish of the day served with an asparagus risotto, which was cooked perfectly. My date had the Baked Orecchiette, which was really crusty with the toasted fontina crema. Unbelievably good!

RS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. We were a party of 5 and all loved our meals.

GR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, attentive staff, great food.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience here. We didn’t have to wait to be seated, our waiter was attentive and the food was excellent. I will come back.

AR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years's Eve and everything was great. Service, food, ambiance. Fantastic end to a great evening.