Lucca Restaurant & Bar
The food was delicious, the waitstaff was attentive and the outdoor patio had great ambiance. It's located on a busy street but the fountain and lush greenery block out the noise. I highly recommend the zucchini chips and the halloumi and shishito pepper appetizers.
Was charged $14 for a $12 glass of Pinot Noir I ordered. Didn't catch it until I got home.
Food choices were quite varied. Special-of-the-evening sea bass we chose was excellent, as was the tomato salad. Friendly, non-obtrusive service. Pleasant casual and attractive surroundings. New experience for one diner, who was favorably impressed, and a fine return experience for the other diner.
Lucca is a favorite for its consistently great food and excellent service. Plus, the specials can often pull you away from the regular menu. Always enjoy introducing it to visitors or local who have yet to try Lucca and it never disappoints. One of the best restaurants in downtown and all of Sacramento.
We arrived early and grabbed drinks at the bar. Everyone was quick, polite and cheerful.
Great anniversary spot!
Always a great meal. Our server was very good. Did Happy Hour first notified when our table was ready. Excellent meal.
Daughters birthday. It was lovely. Seating was perfect. Outside with spritzers
Amazing food and service!
We loved our time at Lucca
We tried Lucca on a whim. Family said, Surprise us!”, so I did! We were not disappointed. Good well prepared food, great service - a nice evening!
Great atmosphere, nice selection of wines and food, great service, and great value.
We stopped for dinner after seeing a show nearby. We were seated immediately (had a reservation) at a table of our choice (outside). The wait staff was very courteous and helpful. Most importantly, the food was excellent. We will certainly visit again.
Excellent service, food and ambiance. They were especially aware of our theater reservations and made sure we had plenty of time but we never felt rushed or lacked for wonderful service. Cudos to Sammy and all the staff.
We had tickets to the theater and told them up front, however the service was very slow. We had finished our appetizers before we even got our cocktails ! By the time dinner and our wine arrived, we had to eat quickly and guzzle our wine to get out on tine for the show. I feel like we couldn’t even enjoy our meal
We were a group of ladies going to the theatre
Very good as usual
Ambiance on the patio was very nice with decor and misters at 4pm in July. However, the food quality was not the Lucca of old, but their prices were still pricey. Overall value was lacking.
Risotto wasn’t good, dry from the heavy hand of Parmesan cheese even though it was finished with heavy cream. The chicken wasn’t fresh or it was over cooked that pour chicken was so dry I had to drink a glass of water to get through it. Paid top tier pricing for mediocre food.
Consistant great food and service. Even during Music Circus they get you taken care of properly
I have loved Lucca's since they opened in Sacramento. I just love going when the weather is nice and they open up the window wall that faces J street.
I brought my husband for his first visit to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We were seated in the back and while it was packed and quite noisy, the ambiance was charming and romantic. Our server was very courteous of our timing as we were seeing a show afterwards and made sure we were accommodated quickly.
The food was wonderful, although being a vegetarian I only had the choice of 2 entrees. The valet guys were very friendly but we did have a mishap when getting our car at the end of the night and I felt the difference of $7 and $15 for an "over sized" car was a bit outrageous.
Bottom line is I love this place and highly recommend it to anyone if you just want to visit the bar after work or a lovely full course dinner!
We would! We had a nice meal: my husband had the spicy penne which he really enjoyed and I tried the Parm risotto with pesto which I also enjoyed. We were seated outside (our choice) promptly at 5 PM our reservation time. The wait staff gave us excellent service. The Prahls - Harry & Mary
Excellent meal and our server Eric was top of the line. He really made our experience special.
Grabbed a table on the patio for dinner which was awesome. They have a great shaded patio. The food was good & the drinks were great. Never felt rushed which was nice as we stayed and drank/talked well past the normal allotted time for a table reservation. I would highly recommend for a small group!
Wonderful service but food was a huge disappointment. My wife ordered risotto and all conceited of was an over abundance of basil. I ordered a burger it was good but had WAY to much salt on it. ,my wife sent back the risotto and got spaghetti and meatballs. The meatball was like a basketball and the sauce was sour. However I want to reiterate that our server was fantastic!
Amazing service, fantastic food, great atmosphere and location!
Food a little slow coming out but that can be attributed to a large influx of people who had attended a performance at the Music Circus. Wait staff did a good job of checking back with us and explaining delay.
Great food, quiet patio location, excellent service.
First time here and it was amazing..service was great and food was really good too , me and my family enjoyed very much.
Good food good service would like to seat in front or patio next time.
I'm actually mixed on this review. The food is great, but this visit we did not get to eat our food before we had to leave to see a show. Our reccomended 5:45 reservation and 5:55 full order didn't deliver our food until 7:07. We had 3 minutes to eat before we had to leave with go boxes. They kindly took half the bill off, but that didn't settle my grumbling stomach thru the show. Bottom line, it's only good to eat here with a very early reservation and an appetizer to hold you over.
We went there before music circus. We made reservations two weeks in advance because it’s always booked. Food was very good, service was awesome.
My go to place before the Music Circus! Awesome wait staff and delicious food.
Good food, great ambiance on the outdoor patio. What stood out to us was the service. Our server was awesome, very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. He timed the delivery of the various courses perfectly. Thank you Micah!
It took 65 min. to get our food. Otherwise Lucca's gets top marks.
Lacking flavor. Much worse than our last visit. Very disappointing.
Food and ambiance was nice. On a Thursday night we had a reservation and were seated quickly. Then told that the average ticket time was one hour. When we were surprised we were told it was a show night. My son was actually in the show, so needed to leave early, and our server was able to rush his food, which was wonderful. The rest of our food came 75 minutes after we ordered—ridiculous! The food was good when we got it, and thanks to Rachel for rushing the one dish!
We waited over an hour after our food was ordered before we received it. We asked to see the manager and he was very apologetic. He said it was a very busy night (Music Circus) and that there were too many orders backed up. That the kitchen was working as fast as possible. During the season , every other Thursday night is a Music Circus night. We thought that perhaps some planning might have alleviated the problem. He comped our appetizer and we left. The food wasn't superlative....just soso.
Noise level is much less if you eat on the patio- inside it is quite high. Food was good and staff was very helpful!
Food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. The only complaint I had was that it took almost an hour from when we ordered until we got our food.
We thought that the food was, at best, average. The chicken saltimbocca was a strange version. Likely, will not go back to this restaurant.