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About Lucca North End

Lucca has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Boston. Zagat survey names them, 'Best New Italian Restaurant' and they won a coveted Best of Boston award for their elegant and lively bar. 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.

226 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Bar Menu: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:15am

Cross Street:
Richmond

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-9200

Website:
http://www.luccaboston.com/

Entertainment:
Yes

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available 22 dollars per car. Validated parking for Parcel 7 garage (200 yards away) - $1.00 per hour for the first 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Orange and Green Line to Haymarket

Executive Chef:
Vanessa Leesam

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

For all reservations cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation time, a $10 fee will be charged for each person in the party.
In addition, Lucca restaurant will exclusively be serving a pre-sixe menu until 10.30PM followed by a bar menu until 12.15AM.

Private Dining

With four private dining rooms that can accommodate up to one hundred guests, we are confident that we can find the perfect room to host your upcoming event. We are committed to providing superior levels of outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and attention to detail rarely found elsewhere.

Lucca North End Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Authentic (21)
Romantic (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (10)
People Watching (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I along with another couple enjoyed an excellent dinner here! We ordered the special local swordfish, Georges Bank scallops and two Pappardelle pasta dishes. All were reared professionally and delicious. Our server, Billy, was attentive and engaging. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place, especially in the summer with the first floor open to the street.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Fast service and delicious food. Authentic Italian fare!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. Nice gem on the Italian restaurant strip.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was very good. My only complaint is that the paparadelle was extremely salty. Perhaps I should have asked for no additional salt to be added. My husband’s scallops were excellent. Waiter and manager were very helpful, friendly and nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter, Mohammad was fantastic. Very upscale Italian menu. Great tastes. Get the calamari (not fried). Wild boar rague & Rigatoni is a must! Ted Kennedy is the best host. Fulfilled our request for a special table. Luv this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a special holiday family dinner. Atmosphere is very, very nice. We were in the room off to the left of the entrance and bar.

Our server was outstanding. Personable. Helpful. Knowledgeable.

We had two appetizers: calamari and prosciutto di parma. (just be aware that the calamari is not fried). Both excellent.

We had two cod specials, the lobster cavatelli, and the pappardelle. All delicious.

Desert was tiramisu and gelato. Also delicious.

Not inexpensive, but appropriate for the quality and experience.

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always fantastic food and service. Tasty offerings and great selection of wines and drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This may have been one of the best meals I have ever had. The mussels we’re amazing, not a huge portion, but the flavor made up for it. The orchiette dish, was to die for. Two of us got that dish and couldn’t stop commenting on how amazing it was! I can’t believe it took me this long to try Lucca, I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waitress Angela was wonderful- friendly and knowledgeable - which made for a lovely holiday evening.
She selected a terrific mid price wine which complemented our outstanding meal. Everything was delicious ! We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always good...

On the expensive side & sometimes lacks a little ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Billy, was outstanding. He is friendly, attentive without being intrusive, knows the menu well and offered great recommendations. He was very careful and accommodating to dietary restriction of one member of our party. Lucca was a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing customer service
Valet parking!
Delicious food

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My absolute favorite spot in the North End.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I’ve been a fan since the guys left Mama Maria and opened Lucca. Food is consistently top notch. My three grandkids enjoyed the desserts that Matthew delivered.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was great. Welcoming service from the moment we walked in. Food was delicious and everyone enjoyed themselves

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. I would recommend for small or large groups.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

From the moment we walked through the door, until we left,we had an amazing time. The lovely greeter who took our coats, to the professional & friendly waitstaff everyone gave us exceptional service. Our meals were delicious (filet mignon for my husband, salmon for myself) and cooked to perfection. Our waiter Billy was wonderful & we cannot wait to go back! !

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I called ahead to warn that I would be arriving late and the staff was very kind and assured my table would be held for me. When we got there, they took our coats and (with a little confusion of seating) we were seated. The bread was great, the sautéed calamari was a delicious appetizer, and our meals were great. Everyone was kind and courteous, I will definitely visit again!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful old world Italian. The wine list is wonderful. We had an amazing experience. I will definitely be back.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent service and food preparation!
Staff very attentive. A bit noisy when we were there due to Xmas parties

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service from our waiter Dennis K . Good was delicious . Great wine list . Nice views and cozy

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant was fabulous! From the minute we walked in we felt like part of this family. Everyone was very kind and friendly. The wait staff was amazing. We never had to ask for anything, it was always there. Would highly recommend!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It is always a great experience to dine at Lucca. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, and delicious cuisine. I had the Rigatoni with Wild Boar and it was perfect. The Canoli Duo for dessert was the best I’ve ever eaten.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It’s a bit pricy but really good food. Less vegetarian options but good if it’s just the two of you, you will have options. Went here with my husband and we really enjoyed our experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my third visit and I’ll be back again for sure! Food and service were outstanding. Sea scallops with chestnut and bacon risotto were out of this world! Didn’t take a picture of our appetizer because we ate it so quickly. Definitely try the prosciutto with burrata, red wine marinated figs, and rosemary honey!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Solid North End option for general Italian-American food. My fiancee had the Baked Orecchiette which was excellent. I was brought the wrong dish originally (miscommunication with the waiter, not his fault) and when the correct order (Salmon) arrived it was seriously under-cooked. They did get the order right in the end (and it was good) and comp'ed my meal but I was a bit disappointed due to the wait and mis-timing with the other meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the meatballs and the papardelle was fantastic. Great wine selection!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love. Love. Love Lucca. Best place in the North End.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good experience

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We felt a little rushed and felt the Waite staff hovering to see if we were finished for every course. That being said, the food and friendliness & atmosphere were wonderful. We would absolutely recommend this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was in Boston for a wedding and sought out a North End dining experience. Lucca was recommended by hotel concierge and was easy to get a same day reservation. The service and food was simply outstanding. Had the parpadelle pasta, beet salad and Brussels sprouts which were all amazing. Also the waiter pointed us to a wonderful super Tuscan red wine that was reasonably priced. Would definitely go back!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff (even the valet!)and lively bar upstairs - downstairs is quieter if you want more conversation
And they accommodate menu changes to meet even picky eaters needs!!
We will be back

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious! Especially the gnocchi appetizer. Wine was great. They have a kids menu which was great. We had a little mishap where we ordered an adult version of the cheese ravioli for a teenager and they gave us the kids version (same portion) in a larger plate. It was a little sneaky but quickly resolved once we told our waiter. One suggestion would be to have more variety in the fresh bread. Focaccia was good but a little more variety would be best at such an upscale restaurant. Overall we had a great experience and would highly recommend Luca.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, although not the best in the No End. Pork was moist and tender and beans were creamy. Server was very good, although host was rude when my companion was looking for a restroom (only 1?). Our server directed her to a private room and the host rudely sent her away.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was fantastic!! We are of Italian descent, so we are fairly critical of Italian restaurants. The dress was smart casual, atmosphere was lively. They have an extensive wine menu. They also offered a kids menu, which worked perfectly for my 8 & 10 year old girls. Highly recommend for families looking for an upscale meal with their picky kids.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had an absolutely wonderful time server with excellent food was excellent ambiance was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful place. Ambiance was excellent. Food was very good. I would say more upscale fine dining with less typical Italian dishes.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The "little ears" sauce was outstanding!

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