Lucca Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Nestled between Midtown and Downtown Sacramento, Lucca Restaurant offers a California Mediterranean influenced menu that is reasonably priced, with a vast selection of fresh and delicious menu choices. We seek to highlight the abundance of locally grown meats and produce while graciously serving you in a classy, comfortable and inviting setting.
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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We began with salads that were very disappointing. We were worried at that point. main courses came and things changed. Both of us had a GREAT meal. So .... In the end all was well.

GD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Lucca's several times now and have always had a great meal. The food was excellent and so was the service. Will be back soon.

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 8 Saturday night and everything was perfect! Service and food were amazing. Can’t wait to visit Lucca again soon.

BC
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service and food. Staff are welcoming. Our favorite dishes are ducks confit and salmon - always perfect! Ambiance is relaxing and inside or patio are great for dinner table conversation.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 birthdays to celebrate and went to the theater. I noted in the reservation about the birthdays but nothing was mentioned by the waiter. Ah, well. We had a great time, and the food was fantastic.

J
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Lucca’s for lunch before the Broadway Series show at Memorial Auditorium. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, service was excellent and the food delicious! Used the valet parking and everything was perfect! Highly recommend!

MH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy day yet food was excellent and service
Very good!

J
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a pleasant lunch, the food was good, the staff was very friendly and the prices were reasonable and the fact that a discount for theater goers is wonderful, thank you.
The room with the fire place has no way of blocking out the sun that was in our faces making for an uncomfortable experience. I would suggest that some sort of curtain be put on the upper windows in that room.

CL
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent. We were a bit worried because we were seated back in a corner on the heated patio but the wait staff was very attentive. It was noisy since we were seated next to a large chatty group. Our waitress was amazing. Wish I could remember her name. My husband’s salmon was very good as was my filet which was a special that night. I loved the truffled polenta that was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. We’ll go back!

DC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucca!!!! They always provide an excellent experience all around!!!

K
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner pre theater. We were seated promptly. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a delicious meal that the kitchen graciously split for us. We got to the theater in plenty of time.

CB
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Lucca before the theater. The zucchini chips are light and sweeter than potato chips. My husband had the hamburger, which he said was very good. I had the gnocchi with meat sauce (ragu), which was excellent. The gnocchi were made with ricotta and were very light and delicious. The meat sauce was rich and paired great with the gnocchi. I would definitely go back to try other menu items. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere (we sat on the enclosed patio) was comfortable and relaxed.

DJ
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Lucas on Tuesday night. Our waiter Nikki was fantastic and her recommendations from wine to dessert were right on. Make sure you try the banana foster type dessert. Incredible!

E
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent experience. Great food, perfect service in a leisurely environment. Conducive to a romantic date or a business meeting. I cannot recommend it enough!!

CM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome intimate Saturday nite dinner. Fabulous ambiance and exceptional food.

TL
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal, starting with the gorgeous mussels, then the delicious sea bass and ribeye with chimichurri. But surprisingly, the best was the carmelized bananas, just amazing. That said, the very best was the service provided by Alexis, absolutely outstanding.

MI
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Lucca several times over the last ten years, and I have never been disappointed. The food is fresh, original, and fabulous. Our server, Alek, deserves special praise, as well. He is friendly, well-informed as to the menu, and just a great guy to be around!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, we both had the short ribs they were perfectly cooked and flavorful. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without hovering or being neglectful. Lucca is our go to when we attend events downtown, as usythey did not disappoint

AF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but really heavy. It wasn’t the best meal I’d had and quite expensive at that.

MF
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating with request to change seats. The food was great especially the mussels.

SS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have dined there several times. The menu and the very good food has made us repeaters. This time Lentils paired with duck. My spouse had stuffed peppers. We both were very satisfied with the selections along with the prompt and courtesy service. My spouse had started with the apple/squash soup. I had the white polenta. Good stuff. Careful the polenta could be a meal by itself (large)

o
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was really outstanding, but on a Friday night the kitchen just couldn't keep up. Our server was honest about the wait and did everything she could to take care of us, but we'd been there for an hour before our entrees showed up. Ambiance is pleasant but noisy.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I had high expectations after reading other reviews but thought uh oh when we walked in and it smelled like cleaning chemicals over beer and the decor was seriously dated. The place was packed because apparently everyone was attending a play just down the street. The wait staff was the only good thing about the place. Every table around us waited a long time for their food, but my husband said is yours cold after we started eating. How is it late and then also cold? Did it sit waiting to be sent out? I had Sea Bass. It was ok. Not bad but certainly not great. My recommendation is to try someplace else.

S
Sacramento
55 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theater night and Lucca makes it so convenient. Valet parking allows us to leave the car in their lot behind the Memorial Auditorium so it’s easy out, especially on cold or rainy evenings. Sammie is the best waiter. We always ask for him and as soon as he sees us, he knows our favorite bottle of wine and remembers our food favs. Since we were early, we shared a very decadent chocolate torte with chocolate covered pears. Went perfectly with the final glass of wine, just as Sammie said. See you there on theater nights, and thanks Sammie!

SU
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business lunch, very pleasant atmosphere, great food. No one rushed us as we took our time to order and lingered talking.

DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hamburger and salad. Great service. The enclosed patio was warm enough on a rainy stormy day in January.

CC
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Six of us went to Lucca for lunch before a play. We all enjoyed our meals very much, from the special sandwich to the soups, the hamburger, the broccolini to the cappucinos!

AT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation and birthday celebration, just me and my husband. Our server was amazing very attentive and had great recommendations. We felt very well taken care of by the staff. And the food was very good!

DK
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micah the waiter lived up to your high standards
Always a favorite

DD
Sacramento
75 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a very busy night, everything was perfect. Drinks, food, service, everything.....perfect.

CL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Thank you, Glenn for keeping our fav restaurant great!!!

ZF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, variety and flavor; well presented and interesting. Nice decor & ambience. Unique

EI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for Caterina Mercer.

LW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our group all enjoyed their meals. The papardelle with mushrooms, the risotto, the chicken saltimboca and the bread pudding were particularly good. Our waitress was knowledgeable friendly and efficient. We will definitely return

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fantastic!! Our server Sammy ... is THE BEST😊
Food is always on point and the chopped salad is a must have to start your meal.

PD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was New Year’s Eve so the place was crowded.. we arrived for our 845 reservation on time and were seated right away. We had plans to meet friends around 10 so we ordered our food when we ordered our drinks about 10 minutes after we got there. At 935 the waitress apologized for the delay and said it would be another 20 minutes for the food. She offered an appetizer and we ordered some zucchini chips which she brought a few minutes later. We got our food about 10 minutes after that. Australian sea bass and a pork chop. The food was good, but we were stressed as we knew we were now late. The appetizer was complimentary which was nice.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Food arrived quickly and dessert was perfect

G
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The meals, particularly the Bolognese, were excellent. The wine selections were outstanding. The decor in the back could use an upgrade.

SS
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very Average meal. We had high hopes being as we had never eaten here before. Spaghetti to heavy on the Oregano for our taste. The Shrimp and Linguini sauce was just not that tasty. Sorry to say we were disappointed.